At the end of the test with the headphones, the same test may be performed with vibrations on the skull. This is to determine whether there is any damage to the middle ear.
Your hearing test is evaluated using an audiogram
. This shows test sounds on a scale and provides information on the hearing threshold level in decibels. The ENT doctor or audiologist can then determine the frequencies at which there are deviations from normal hearing. This helps not only to diagnose different types of hearing loss, but also to identify a suitable hearing aid. The hearing test is thus not only an important part of the diagnosis, but also a part of the consultation on purchasing a device. Afterwards, the hearing care professional will recommend the different hearing aid models
that best suit your hearing loss and lifestyle.
for further information on audiograms.