Understanding Your Audiogram
An audiogram displays the softest sounds you are able
to detect. The pitches increase from left to right, much like a piano.
The vertical axis shows loudness of sound, with the softest sounds at
the top and the loudest sounds at the bottom.
Your right ear is represented with a circle and your left is
represented by an X.
The classification of hearing loss is shown
above. The most important sounds for speech are 500-4000 Hz, as
demonstrated below. You receive your meaning of words from the higher
pitched sounds, therefore someone with a high-frequency hearing loss
will have trouble understanding speech. As we age, the higher pitches
tend to diminish first. Hearing loss related to aging is called
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