Speech Audiometry is used to measure an individual’s ability to hear and understand speech. The following tests are included:
Speech Reception Threshold Test (SRT)
The audiologist will ask the client to repeat a list of common words while reducing the volume to determine the softest words the client can repeat correctly.
Word Recognition Test
The audiologist will ask the client to repeat series of words to determine the client’s ability to understand words at a comfortable listening level and at varying levels of loudness, in quiet or in the presence of background noise.
Most Comfortable Loudness (MCL) Level
The client is asked to indicate when the continuous speech is at their most comfortable level.
Uncomfortable Loudness Level (UCL)
The client is asked to indicate when the speech presented is uncomfortably loud.