Ascent Ear Nose & Throat

Audiometry Specialist In Singapore

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Why Do I Need Audiometry?

An audiometry test can detect the early stages of hearing loss and is typically done as part of a health checkup routine. Early detection of mild hearing loss can prevent the worsening of the condition, which can lead to further complications such as ear infections or even permanent deafness.

OVERVIEW

What Is Audiometry?

An audiometry examination tests your hearing functions and ability to hear sounds. Sounds can vary in terms of loudness (intensity) and the speed of sound wave vibrations (tone).

Hearing occurs when sound waves stimulate the inner ear's nerves, which then travel along nerve pathways to the brain. Sound waves can travel to the inner ear through the ear canal, eardrum, or the bones of the middle ear.

What To Expect Afterwards?

After the test, your doctor will review your results with you. Depending on how well you respond to the sounds, your doctor will advise you on your next step, such as whether you require any corrective treatment measures for your hearing loss.

For Singaporeans & Singapore Permanent Residents

Insurance & Medisave Partners

Certain ENT procedures are claimable under Medisave, and the exact amount would depend on the procedure. For more information, please speak to our friendly clinic staff about using your insurance plan, Integrated Shield Plan, or Medisave.

What Happens During Audiometry?

There are a few tests involved in an audiometry assessment, including:

Pure tone test

This measures the quietest sound you can hear at different pitches and involves using an audiometer, a machine that plays sounds via headphones. During the test, you will wear the headphones that transmit specific sounds into one ear at a time. You will then respond and indicate the sounds you can hear by raising your hands.

Tuning fork test

A specialised tuning fork is used to determine the type of hearing loss by measuring how well you hear vibrations through your ears when the metal device is placed against the bone behind your ear (mastoid). Alternatively, a bone oscillator, which is a mechanical device that transmits vibrations similar to a tuning fork, may also be used to determine how well vibrations pass through the bone to your inner ear.

Speech audiometry

This tests your ability to distinguish speech from background noise by asking you to repeat spoken words at different volumes played through an earphone.

When Should You See An ENT Specialist In Singapore??

  • Any Ear, Nose or Throat symptoms that you are troubled with or concerned of
  • Persistent blocked nose with mouth breathing or snoring

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Are there any risks associated with Audiometry?

    There are no risks related to the audiometry test as it is non-invasive.

    How long does audiometry take?

    The length of tests varies. An initial screening may take about 5 to 10 minutes, while a detailed audiometry assessment may take up to 1 hour.