Audiometric testing is an evaluation of a persons ability to hear.
An audiometry test will determine if the persons hearing is within a normal or abnormal range
Labour Cooperative uses pure tone audiometry where you listen to a range of beeps, called pure tones, and indicate when you can hear them. The loudness of each tone is reduced until you can just hear the tone. The softest sounds you can hear are your hearing thresholds.
Hearing is tested with pure tones presented through headphones. This measurement is called air conduction. The sounds go via the air, down the ear canal, through the middle ear, and to the very delicate cochlea in the inner ear.