Audiogram

AUDIOGRAM:

It is a graphic representation of your hearing ability. During a hearing test, your hearing is checked at different frequencies. The result is recorded as a characteristic audiogram curve.  Red O‘s are the indicator for Right ear results and Blue X’s are the indicator for the Left ear results

audiogram

Frequencies:

The horizontal scale at the bottom indicates the different frequencies. The low frequencies (e.g. the hum of an engine) are located on the far left, the high sounds (e.g. the twitter of a bird) on the far right.

 

Loudness Level:

The vertical scale indicates the loudness level of the respective frequency, from soft (top) to loud (bottom). Values are given in decibels, abbreviated as dB. The healthy human ear begins to perceive sounds starting at 0 dB and reaches the threshold of pain at 110 dB.

 

 

 DEGREE OF HEARING LOSS

audiogram

 

SPEECH BANANA

The Speech Banana is a term used to describe the area where the phonemes, or sounds of human speech, appear on an audiogram

Speech Banana

 

SIMULATED HEARING LOSS

Use the following link to experience a “simulated hearing loss”

selectasound

 

 

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