Speech Audiometry


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.


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.

Self-pay and insured patients are welcome

The Harley Street ENT Clinic has agreed contractual rates with most health insurance companies such as United Healthcare Global, Aviva, Allianz Worldwide Care, Bupa, CIGNA, Simplyhealth, Standard Life (PruHealth), Aetna International and WPA amongst others.

We also deal directly with the insurance companies saving you the trouble of paying first and then reclaiming.

Patients funding their own treatment will be provided with consultation fees and the potential cost of onward treatment at the time of booking their appointment.