Audiometry (Hearing Test)
Sometimes radiotherapy and certain types of chemotherapy can affect your hearing. Your doctor may ask you to have a hearing test before and after your treatment to check for any hearing loss.
There are many different tests that can be used to check your hearing. They are called audiometry tests.
During these tests you will wear earphones attached to a machine called an audiometer. The test will play sounds at different volumes and pitches. You may also be tested to see if you can hear and understand conversations.
If the tests before and after your chemotherapy or radiotherapy show that your hearing has been affected, your doctor may recommend some treatments or follow-up care options.
To learn more about hearing during and after Head and Neck Cancer watch the webinar above.