During the Speech in Noise Test you will hear a series of sentences to repeat. With each sentence, the background noise begins to increase. The louder the background noise gets, the more your auditory system is challenged.
By: Sara Carnevale Fearon, AuD
Posted June 24, 2016
QuickSIN is designed to give us an idea of how you are hearing in real-life circumstances.
Some people experience a loss of audibility of sound, others experience a loss of clarity, some experience both. In order to discover the best solutions for you and your hearing needs it is very important to know where you are having difficulty so we can make the best recommendations for you.
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When doing speech in noise testing, we learn several things:
Understanding a conversation in a noisy environment can be difficult for anyone and can greatly affect your ability to enjoy social situations.
The typical "raise your hand when you hear the beep" hearing evaluation does not look at this at all. That is why at Rhode Island APD & Hearing Solutions we also evaluate Speech-in-Noise on everyone.
As the name implies, a Speech-in-Noise test will give you an indication of how well you can understand speech in a noisy environment. We use a test called the QuickSIN test for this evaluation.
The various background noises that are present in day-to-day life can sometimes make listening difficult – especially when trying to understand speech. The