Conditioned Play Audiometry

Also known as: CPA, pediatric conditional play audiometry.

What is conditioned play audiometry?

Conditioned play audiometry is a method of turning a basic hearing test into a game for toddlers and pre-schoolers; and for children who may have difficulty responding by raising a hand, pressing a button or saying yes. It’s more effective and typically makes the children more responsive to the test at these ages.

What happens during the procedure?

Headphones are place over the patient’s ear and a series of sounds are played to test their hearing. The audiologist will use various techniques and games to elicit a response from the patient to determine if they hear sounds, such as placing blocks or balls in a basket, putting pegs into holes or placing rings over a cone, etc.

This test can also be completed without headphones if the child will not tolerate the headphones.

Is any special preparation needed?

In most cases, no special preparation is needed for the test.

What are the risk factors?

There are no risk factors related to this test.


Reviewed by: Carla Colebrook-Thomas

This page was last updated on: 7/27/2018 10:39:23 AM