Pure tone audiometry (PTA) is the key hearing test used to identify hearing threshold levels of an individual, enabling determination of the degree, type and configuration of a hearing loss.
Hearing loss is the second most common sensory disability prevalent in India. Majority of hearing loss can be rehabilitated if detected early. Pure tone audiometry is the test of choice for diagnosing and detecting early hearing loss. Mobile phones, noise pollution etc cause progressive hearing loss.
IHST (Indian hearing screening test) helps to diagnose/suspect hearing loss in adults and children from newborn to 5 year age group. This test can be done in the quiet comfort of your room even in a remote village. This is an initiative of ENT online to make India deafness free.
Test can be performed on paediatric as well as geriatric population. The hearing thresholds of Children less than 5 years also can be determined.