This is another basic hearing test. Speech Audiometry is vital in the completion of a patient’s evaluation as this helps the hearing health professional or audiologist determine a patient’s hearing and comprehension capabilities. There are 2 types of Speech Audiometry: Speech Reception Threshold and Speech Discrimination. With Speech Reception Threshold, it measures up to which lowest decibel level a patient can still recognize and repeat words. With Speech Discrimination, it measures the patient’s recognition of the words being delivered at a level or decibel to which the patient can clearly hear.