Understanding Your Audiogram Results — Orka

The Audiogram shows the minimum volume at which a person can detect a tone played at a particular frequency.
  • How audiologists play tic-tac-toe… (Xs and Os)
  • Range
  • What type of hearing loss do you have?
  1. Conductive — Normal hearing for bone conduction scores ([ & ]), and showing a hearing loss for Air Conduction scores (X & O)
  2. Sensorineural — Equal hearing loss for both air and bone conduction
  3. Mixed — Hearing loss for bone conduction, and an even greater hearing loss for air conduction
  • Severity of loss
1 out of 3 people over 65 have some degree of hearing loss. Image used under license from Shutterstock.com
  1. Flat loss — Hearing loss is relatively even across all frequencies. Common for conductive hearing losses.
  2. Sloping loss — Hearing loss is increasing at higher frequencies. The most common age or noise damage related to hearing loss.
  3. Less common audiogram shapes: reverse slopes, cookie bites, and corner audiogram.
  • About the damage…
  1. Monaural loss: Loss only in one ear
  2. Binaural loss: Loss in both ears
  3. Symmetrical: Hearing is relatively even in both ears
  4. Asymmetrical: Hearing is significantly worse in one ear compared to the other
  • The word recognition score
Effective hearing aids improve the quality of life for people with hearing loss.



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