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ERIC Number: ED509256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Understanding an Audiogram. Tipsheet: Serving Students Who Are Hard of Hearing
Johnson, Marni
PEPNet-Northeast
The type, degree, and configuration of hearing loss, if one is present, can be determined by reading an audiogram. The type of hearing loss is determined by comparing auditory thresholds obtained using head-phones or insert earphones (air-conduction thresholds) to those obtained using a bone oscillator (bone-conduction thresholds). By itself, the audiogram cannot tell everyone how an individual will perform in the real world. While tests of speech perception in quiet and in noise can greatly enhance the diagnostic value of the audiogram, the results obtained in a sound booth do not always translate directly to how an individual will perform in the real world. This tipsheet offers information about how to read an audiogram, including the type, degree, and configuration of hearing loss. (Contains 11 resources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: PEPNet Northeast