Refers to the technique of measuring hearing. Measurements may be made of the auditory response to any of several auditory stimuli, but fixed-frequency pure tones and speech sounds are most commonly used.
A method of determining and quantifying the ability to hear a variety and range of pure tones. Hearing is described as a function of the number or cycles per second (CPS or hertz) that can be detected at a particular intensity (decibels).
Audiometry is the testing of hearing ability. Typically, audiometric tests determine a subject's hearing levels with the help of an audiometer, but may also measure ability to discriminate between different sound intensities, recognize pitch, or distinguish speech from background noise. Acoustic reflex and otoacoustic emissions may also be measured.