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The primary complaint of hearing-impaired persons is the difficulty that they have hearing in background noise. All Audiology providers will complete Pure-Tone Audiometry (PTA), which has been used as the gold standard for assessing hearing impairment since the 1940s.

However, PTA is a poor indicator of speech recognition in noise. Thanks to  QuickSiN, we have a much more modern and accurate approach!

Highly Sensitive Testing

The QuickSiN test was developed to not only provide a way for the audiologist to evaluate a person’s ability with speech recognition performance in background noise, but to also assist the professionals in choosing appropriate amplification, hearing aid styles and other assistive technologies.

The QuickSiN test is recognised as one of the most sensitive tests for measuring these traits.

What is QuickSiN?

QuickSiN involves the presentation of a list of six sentences with five key words per sentence with “babble noise” playing in the background. The sentences are presented at pre-recorded signal-to-noise ratios which decrease in 5-dB steps from 25 (very easy) to 0 (extremely difficult).

The noise ratios range from 25 – 0, the test accommodates normal to severely impaired performance in noise.

Simply put, QuickSiN is far more accurate in conveying real-life situations to the person undergoing the test than previous options. It’s a bit like being in a crowded café – how well can you hear the person next to you? What if they were to step further away while talking? What if your order is called out – can you still hear them? 

These are the questions which QuickSiN answers – all without the need for an expensive coffee bill afterwards, since ours is on the house!

Want some more information on REMs or QuickSIN? Get in touch with us and we’ll happily explain the process and how it can help us achieve the best hearing results available.

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