Pure Tone Audiometry (PTA) is a form of hearing test. Special headphones are placed over your ears. To perform a hearing test you will be asked to press a button to respond when hearing tones of difficult pitches and loudness. It is essential you press for every tone heard even if it is very quiet. Because it is suspected that your dizziness is ear related, performing a hearing test can help give more information about the type of condition you are suffering from, influencing the appropriate choice of treatment.
Hearing tests are available for adults and children (over 4 years old) as a stand alone test.
For hearing tests that require to be performed in a sound proof booth, this can be arranged locally when booking an appointment.