Speech Audiometry

Pure tone audiometry only tell us about auditory status where speech audiometry provides information about ability to hear and understand speech, comfort and discomfort levels.

Indications

  • Normal hearing with difficulty in speech understanding
  • Hearing loss with difficulty in speech understanding
  • To assess auditory deprivation
  • To assess auditory tolerance
  • Prior hearing aid fitting (Prognostic tool)

Speech Tests

  • SAT (Speech Awareness Threshold) / SDT (Speech Detection Threshold)

It is a minimum level in dB at which listener is aware of speech

  • SRT (Speech Reception Threshold)

It is the level on which listener identifies correctly 50% of the Spondee words presented.

  • SDS (Speech Discrimination Score) / WRS (Word Recognition Score)

It is the percentage score which listener correctly repeats from PB words presented

  • MCL (Most Comfortable Loudness Level)

It is the hearing level at which listener experiences speech to be most comfortable

  • UCL (Uncomfortable Loudness Level)

It is the hearing level at which listener experiences speech to be uncomfortably loud.

Our Services

Pure Tone Audiometry
Special Audiological Tests
Speech Therapy
Online Speech Therapy
Swallowing Therapy
Hearing Aids
Tinnitus