Audiological testing starts with a look at your outer ear and tympanic membrane (your “eardrum”). If anything appears to be blocking the canal, you’ll need to have it removed before you can have any other testing done.
You’ll then sit in a booth and listen for very faint beeps. You might be asked to raise your hand or press a button when you hear them. These beeps show the audiologist what your hearing through air (“air conduction”) is like. The test will be repeated with a tight sensor placed behind your ear; this shows how well you hear through the bone in your skull (“bone conduction”).
The results of both are plotted on a graph called an audiogram. The differences or similarities between the results from both ears and from air versus bone conduction also give the audiologist an idea of where in the ear a loss could potentially be occurring.
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