What is a Hearing Test?
A hearing test determines the sensitivity of a person’s hearing across the entire speech spectrum. This hearing test is known as an audiogram.
The test measures the quietest sound that can be heard at several points across the speech spectrum. It is a painless, non-invasive hearing test performed by an audiologist using an audiometer.
What are Types of Hearing Tests?
a. Pure Tone Average Test (PTA)
The Pure Tone Average Test is a behavioural test used to measure hearing sensitivity. It’s the average of hearing threshold levels at a range of frequencies: 500, 1000, 2000, and 4000 Hz.
Pure-tone thresholds (PTTs) show the softest sound that a person can hear at least 50% of the time. This test involves the peripheral and central auditory systems.
Tympanometry is a hearing test that assesses the eardrum and middle ear’s function and mobility. The aim of the test is to determine the condition and movement of the tympanic membrane as it responds to pressure variations.
The test helps doctors detect and monitor any issues in the middle ear. The test is typically painless and quick.
c. Otoacoustic Emission (OAE)
The OAE (Otoacoustic Emissions) test examines a part of the inner ear’s response to sound.
The test is usually done on babies and children who, due to their age, may not be able to respond to behavioural hearing tests.
Because no behavioural reaction is necessary, information can be acquired from patients who are asleep. It should only take a few minutes to complete this test.
d. Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)
The Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) test is done to see if a person has a sensorineural hearing loss.
It’s also commonly used to check for hearing problems in newborns, and it can only be done when the baby is asleep. In an ABR test, electrodes are attached to the head, scalp, or earlobes.
Then, the brainwave activity is monitored in reaction to noises of varying intensities.
e. Play Audiometry
Conditioned play audiometry is a type of audiometry performed on children between the ages of 2 and 5 when they are still developing. Children respond to each tone with a play task in this test.
The test is done when a child can concentrate on a simple task. The aim is to examine the entire hearing system, which includes the outer, middle, inner ear (cochlea), and hearing nerve (cochlea).
Perfect Hearing provides in-house audiometric testing, screening, and treatment for all types of hearing impairment or loss caused by exposure to industrial noise.
As one of the pioneers in the occupational health business, our reputable occupational health doctor (OHD) has extensive expertise in diagnosing and treating individuals with hearing disorders connected to their profession and workplace.
We concentrate on early detection, comprehensive treatment, and the prevention of future similar disorders in your industry.
Our carefully designed hearing conservation program not only helps the affected person obtain personalized therapy but also helps you prevent such incidents with other staff.
Do you require audiometric testing? We offer affordable hearing test prices.
During your first visit to our centre, our occupational health doctor (OHD) will take a detailed medical history and perform a physical examination.
This ensures that the patient receives a diagnosis and fast treatment.
This test includes the following:
- Questions about your medical history
- Questions about your current health condition
- History-taking (e.g., hearing issues-related questions)
- Calculate your body mass index (BMI) using your weight and height
- Check your temperature, blood pressure and pulse
- A thorough examination of the lungs, heart, and bowels
- An in-depth examination of the ears (otoscopy)
Our OHD will do audiometry testing after a comprehensive physical examination. Under the supervision of an audiologist, our qualified personnel may perform the test.
Because we have our own audiometric testing centre, you can rest assured that all of your tests will be performed in one place.
Our OHD will examine the result and certify it.
Some patients may not be able to do this test on the same day as their physical examination due to a number of variables that might cause an audiometry result to be erroneous. Some reasons include:
- The ear canal is filled with ear wax, which must be removed first with a medical procedure.
- There is an object in the ear canal that has to be removed.
- A tumour, cyst, or pustule in the ear canal will need to be treated or referred to an ENT.
This step is completed when all of the required tests have been conducted and all of the results have been validated.
Our audiologist will come up with an accurate diagnosis and let the patient know what has been discovered.
Hearing loss treatment options, suggestions, and long-term therapy (if any) will all be explored.
Our OHD is skilled and experienced in offering consultation to employers to prevent future injury and aid in the patient’s recovery.
|Hearing Test||Starting Price|
|Hearing test assessment||RM90|
|Pure-tone Average (PTA) Screening||RM30|
|Otoacoustic Emission (OAE) – for infant screening||RM80|
*The above is only an estimate of the hearing test price and is subject to change depending on the requirements and complications of the diagnostic.
Our diagnostic tests are performed by a licensed and certified audiologist for people of all ages at a reasonable hearing test price. We provide services for the prevention, diagnosis, and evidence-based treatment of hearing and balance problems. We also offer personalized services to help people deal with the negative effects of these conditions, which can lead to better results and a better quality of life.
Perfect Hearing provides hearing test services in Malaysia in three branches: Bangi, Shah Alam, and Johor Bahru. Don’t wait until the hearing condition gets worse.
Our professionals perform personalized assessments, tests, and evaluations. We offer affordable hearing test prices.
Visit one of our centres near you and talk to an audiologist about getting your ears checked today!