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DescriptionSpeech audiometry is a fundamental tool in hearing loss assessment. Together with pure-tone audiometry, it can aid in determining the degree and type of hearing loss. Speech audiometry provides information on word recognition and about discomfort or tolerance to speech stimuli. Speech audiometry outcomes help also in setting the gain and maximum output of hearing aids for patients with moderate to severe hearing losses. An adaptation of speech audiometry is the Hearing-in-Noise Test, in which the stimuli are presented to both ears together and the patient is required to repeat sentences both in a quiet environment and with competing for noise being presented from different directions.