A Comprehensive Audiogram is a graphical representation of how well a patient can hear. It measures hearing sensitivity at different frequencies, as well as a persons ability to understand speech. The audiogram can be used to diagnose auditory pathologies and to evaluate a patient for hearing aids. We perform our comprehensive audiograms in a soundproof booth. By deliviering different sounds, pitches and words through earphones, our audiologist is able to determine the degree, configuration and type of hearing loss, if any, a patient might experience. The average audiogram takes about 10 minutes to complete.
An audiogram representing a person with normal hearing.
Symptoms of mild hearing loss include trouble hearing and understanding soft speech, speech from a distance or speech in background noise.
Symptoms of moderate hearing loss includes difficulty hearing regular speech, even at close distances.
Persons with severe hearing loss may only hear loud speech or loud environmental sounds such as a fire truck passing or a door slamming.