It goes without saying that audiometry is one of the most powerful diagnostic tools in medicine. In order to treat hearing impairment effectively, its precise cause, nature and extent must be determined by the clinician - the report produced by conducting audiometry, is one of the powerful tools that is used to achieve this.
Pure tone audiometry results influence the diagnosis and type of treatment chosen for a patient significantly. In fact, decisions with respect to the choices of surgery, use of hearing amplification devices or the need for medical treatment are based heavily on the results! This emphasizes the reason why clinicians need to understand how to read pure tone audiometry results.Read More