What Does an Acoustic Reflex Test Sound Like?

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    1. Infern0
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      Infern0 Member

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      Hi, I did a hearing test and I'd like to know what the audiologist performed after the tympanometry test. An earbud-like thing was placed in my ear and it emitted very strange wavering sci-fi sounds in various frequencies. Sounded something like this
      UFO Sound Effect (Royalty Free)


      My question is, what kind of a test is that? Since I am under 18 and I was at a children's hospital, was it an otoacoustic emission test? I read that acoustic reflex tests are usually a pure tone. Thanks for reading.
       
    2. Kazue

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      I know they played really loud tones in my ear to make sure my eardrum was functioning properly. Then they performed the actually hearing tests.
       
    3. Infern0
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      Do you remember what kind of sound they played? Was it a single pure tone in each ear?
       
    4. Kazue

      Kazue Member

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      It was a range of low and high tones that were loud enough to cause damage. It was only placed in one ear then they switched it to the other one. I guess they can see how much fluid was behind the ear because if the eardrum reflects the sound then it's a lot.
       

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