Audiogram: Definition & Interpretation


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Normally, humans can hear a range of volumes from _____ to _____.

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1. The audiogram on the right shows:

2. Shirley, a 56 year old woman, presents to your office because she is having difficulty hearing her grandchildren. She reports that overall she is in good health, but does suffer from seasonal allergies. You perform an audiogram that shows Shirley needs the volume to be at 45 decibels in order to hear the sound in both ears. Which type of hearing loss is Shirley experiencing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive study assessment will gauge your understanding of an audiogram. You'll be quizzed on key points such as the range of human hearing and what is shown in a given audiogram.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out how much you understand about:

  • Types of hearing loss
  • An inability to hear low-pitch sounds
  • An appropriate definition of an audiogram

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on an audiogram
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to properly define an audiogram
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different kinds of hearing loss based on given information

Additional Learning

The lesson called Audiogram: Definition & Interpretation is designed to help you learn more about the following:

  • The number of Americans currently dealing with hearing loss
  • Analysis of an audiogram and how it's used
  • The way hearing loss is measured by an audiogram
  • What is asymmetric hearing loss