Speech Audiometry 

Why?

This subjective test examines speech-processing abilities throughout the auditory system and can also be used to crosscheck the validity of hearing thresholds obtained by pure tone audiometry assessment. It is a much more rigorous test of hearing than basic pure tone assessment but takes much longer to perform.

How?

You will be required to sit in a soundproof booth with headphones and listen to a series of wordlists. Some words will be loud and others very faint. You should repeat the word straightaway as best you can. If you only hear part of the word, you should say whatever you think you heard.