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Interpreting Hearing Loss Test Results: How to Read an Audiogram

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http://hearing-aids-pittsburgh-pa.com If you want to know the type and degree of hearing loss you are experiencing, you must have a complete hearing evaluation which will plotted and measured on an audiogram.

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Interpreting Hearing Loss Test Results: How to Read an Audiogram

  1. 1. Interpreting Hearing Loss Test Results: Howto Read an Audiogram If you want to know the type and degree of hearing loss you are experiencing, you must have a complete hearing evaluation which will plotted and measured on an audiogram. This test may consist of:1. A visual inspection of your ear and ear canal. The purpose ofthis test is to determine the overall health of your ear and earcanal and to discover whether any blockages, such as earwax,could be causing hearing loss.2. A pure tone hearing test in which an audiometer will transmit aseries of sounds at a variety of volumes. This test will determinethe “threshold” at which you can hear various frequencies ofsound.3. A speech test during which you will listen to a series of oneand two syllable words at various volumes. You will be asked torepeat the words to determine the level at which you understandspeech.4. A speech in noise test to see how well you can hear andunderstand speech in a noisy environment.The results of your tests will be recorded on a graph called anaudiogram which reflects your hearing loss in frequencies anddecibels. Your right ear will be indicated by a red O and your leftear by a blue X. Test results showing the softest level that youhear each frequency are recorded on this graph.Hearing in the 0-20dB is the normal range; 25-40 dB is a mildloss; 45-65dB is a moderate loss, 70-90dB is severe and beyondSwift Audiology And Hearing Aid Service(412) 254-8238
  2. 2. that is a profound loss. Ranges at which you have difficultyhearing certain consonants (which can make understandingcertain words difficult) will also be noted.Your ability to follow along and understand your hearing loss testresults as plotted on an audiogram will help you partner with youraudiologist to choose the best treatment for your individualneeds. For more information call us at (412) 254-8238 or visit http://hearing-aids-pittsburg-pa.com/Swift Audiology And Hearing Aid Service(412) 254-8238

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