The otoscope is a diagnostic tool for ear examination. It potentially gives a view of the ear canal and tympanic memberane or eardrum.
Pure tone audiometry is the main hearing test used to identify the hearing threshold levels of an individual at various frequencies and enables the determination of the degree, type and configuration of hearing loss.
Speech audiometry measures an individual’s threshold for speech intelligilbility as well as the measurement of how well an individual is able to understand speech at a level that is comfortable to listen to. Pure tone and speech audiometry together provide the basis for diagnosis and management of hearing loss.