Defining and Understanding Hearing Thresholds

This module reviews why a hearing test may be necessary and what information it may give the audiologist. It explains the order and methodology for presenting the tones to determine a hearing threshold. It also establishes the concept of a true threshold and what further testing may be required.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
NHS Health Education England

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. List the preparations for the pure tone hearing test;
  2. Describe how a hearing threshold is determined and used in the hearing test;
  3. State why it is necessary to obtain an accurate hearing threshold;
  4. Define a ‘true’ threshold

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