Audiograms and Hearing Testing: A Primer for ParentsBy Goldberg, Donald M., PhD; Volta Voices, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 25-26
Publication Date: March/April 2001
Article is intended to facilitate the interpretation of audiograms for parents and families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. An audiogram is a graphic representation of a person’s hearing or audio responses; specifically, thresholds, or the “softest” sound detected 50 percent of the time are measured. Across the horizontal plane of an audiogram are frequencies measured in Hertz (Hz), or “pitch” information of the sounds presented during a hearing evaluation. On the vertical plane of the audiogram are labels for “loudness,” which are measured in decibels. An audiogram is pictured and diagrammed to show detail.
Published by: Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Website:http://www.agbell.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J41258