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What is an audiogram

An audiogram is a measurment of your hearing threshold.

Your hearing is measured in a scale of decibels (dB) compared to normal hearing. This scale is used to evaluate whether you have hearing loss, and if so, to what degree.

During your hearing examination (audiometry), your hearing care professional will test your hearing and present the results in a graphic presentation called audiogram.

Levels of hearing loss:

 Normal hearing (<25dB HL)

Mild (26-40dB HL) You have trouble hearing or understanding soft speech and whispers, or speech over background noise

Moderate (41-55 dB HL) You have trouble hearing or understanding regular speech up close or regular speech in a quiet office environment

Moderately severe (56-70 dB HL) You have trouble hearing or understanding everyday conversations or a telephone ringing

Severe (71-90 dB HL) You can only hear loud sounds such as very loud speech, sirens or a door slamming

Profound (90+ dB HL) You have trouble hearing sounds such as a motorbike or power tools

The degree of hearing loss is an important factor when choosing hearing aids. Not all hearing aids will suit all degrees of hearing loss.