The hearing tests they are the method used to study the hearing loss and, in some cases causes determine the degree of loss and locate what part of the ear. The test most common is the Audiometry performing in a cabin that attenuates ambient noise. Children from 3 years of testing child hearing based on the game with very reliable results.
Sometimes other types of tests are needed, such as:
- Impedanciometry which assesses the presence of ventilation or middle ear occupancy problems and some ear reflexes.
- Otoemissions which are automatic tests in which the functioning of the inner ear is detected without the patient having to respond, so they are especially useful in infants and young children.
- Hearing potentials which are other automatic tests that detect the transmission of sound in the inner ear and nervous system and that also do not require the patient's response,being also specifically useful in infants and young children.