Speech Audiometry is used in conjunction with Pure Tone Audiometry to generally confirm the latter’s results. During this assessment, your audiologist will play a series of words via headphones or insert earphones and you will be asked to repeat them.
These results will be plotted on a speech audiogram, showcasing your speech discrimination abilities at various intensities. The evaluation will help your audiologist to determine the degree of hearing loss present and if you will benefit from the use of hearing aids. By understanding the speech sounds you are experiencing the most difficulty with, these results will further help your audiologist to recommend which hearing devices will suit your individual needs best. If your speech audiometry analysis has flagged issues with your ability to understand speech in a noisy background, you may need to undergo a further Speech in Noise (SIN) test.