A pure tone audiometry is used to determine the faintest tones you can hear at a variety of pitches. You will be asked to wear headphones and sit in a sound booth for the duration of the test. Tones will be played through the headphones and every time you hear one you will either raise your hand or press a button.
The results from this test will be recorded on an audiogram, which is a visual representation of how well you can hear.
This test can also be used with children. Instead of using a headphone, sounds are broadcast through speakers in the booth. However, this test is no longer able to distinguish between unilateral hearing loss without the use of headphones.