Yet Another Audiogram This note describes an audiogram intended to help audiologists and their patients better understand the impact of hearing loss upon speech communication. It is based on earlier work (Chial and Kelly, 1987) and amplified by personal experience (my own) with hearing loss. Figure 1 (page 3) presents a special-purpose ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 1998
Yet Another Audiogram
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  • Michael R. Chial
    Department of Communicative Disorders, Department of Professional Development and Applied Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Article   |   October 01, 1998
Yet Another Audiogram
SIG 6 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics, October 1998, Vol. 2, 2-3. doi:10.1044/hhd2.1.2
SIG 6 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics, October 1998, Vol. 2, 2-3. doi:10.1044/hhd2.1.2
This note describes an audiogram intended to help audiologists and their patients better understand the impact of hearing loss upon speech communication. It is based on earlier work (Chial and Kelly, 1987) and amplified by personal experience (my own) with hearing loss.
Figure 1 (page 3) presents a special-purpose audiogram that conforms to current requirements (American National Standards Institute, 1996) for aspect ratio (the distance assigned to 20 dB on the ordinate equals 1 octave on the abscissa). The shaded area represents the range of normal hearing as it is conventionally defined.
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