What is an Audiogram?

When your hearing is tested, your hearing healthcare professional will plot the results of your behavioral pure-tone assessment on a graph called an audiogram. While there are many other evaluations that may be completed during a full audiological assessment, the results of pure-tone measurements typically are the most important for determining hearing aid candidacy and understanding the cause of your hearing impairment. Below is a sample graph with the categories (or severity) of hearing loss labeled on the right. Note that your hearing is evaluated by frequency (or pitch) in Hertz (Hz) and by decibel (dB) level (loudness).

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