A Speech-in-Noise test will give you an indication of how well you can understand speech in a noisy environment. The various background noises that are present in day-to-day life can sometimes make listening difficult – especially when trying to understand speech. In this respect, Speech-in-Noise tests are designed to mimic real-life circumstances.
A person with a hearing loss will often be less able to understand speech, especially in noisy conditions. This is especially true for people who have a sensorineural hearing loss – which is by far the most common type of loss. At Aston Hearing Services we use Speech-in-Noise tests as a verification measure which can provide valuable information about a person’s hearing ability, and can be used to verify the benefit of hearing aid amplification.