The numbers down the left of each chart represent the volume in 10db steps. As you can see, are marked directly on horizontal lines, some points are marked in between lines. Those marked in between lines are at five db increments (such as 2k hz on the above chart). The missing frequency labels along the bottom of the example audiogram are 750, 1.5k, 3k, and 6k. These are half-octaves and may or may not be included on your personal test results.
As you can tell from the green/red gauge down the right side of the example, any point marked between -10db to 25db is considered normal hearing at that frequency. Any point marked between 30db to 130db is considered a hearing loss and needs amplification. The example audiogram results indicate normal hearing at 250, 500, and 1000 hz in both ears; and a hearing loss at 2000, 4000, and 6000 hz in both ears.
Now look at your test results.
If one or less points for each ear on your audiogram is marked greater than 25db, your hearing loss is most likely not significant enough to benefit from hearing aids. It is important to monitor our hearing as we age, so that if a hearing loss is recognized, it can be addressed early on. Resonance Hearing Aids recommends getting your hearing rechecked every 2-3 years.
If two or more points for either ear are greater than 25db, you are most likely experiencing some hearing difficulties that could be helped with the use of hearing aids. The greater the number of points that need amplification and the farther they are down the chart, the greater the degree of hearing loss. It’s very common for a person to experience normal hearing at some frequencies and a hearing loss in others. This is commonly the answer to why someone can hear someone talking but can’t understand what they say. The example audiogram above indicates that the person hears low pitch speech sounds (like vowels) normally but has trouble hearing and understanding high pitch speech sounds (like some consonants).
|Designated Degree of Hearing Loss||Hearing Loss Range (in decibels)|
|Normal||-10 up to 25dB|
|Mild||26 up to 40dB|
|Moderate||41 up to 70dB|
|Severe||71 up to 90dB|
|Profound (including deafness)||91 dB and up|
If you find that you have a hearing loss, the good news is that today’s hearing aids are easier to use and sound more natural than ever before. At Resonance Hearing Aids, we’ve simplified the process of choosing the right hearing aid. Just choose the hearing aids that match up with your listening lifestyle on the next page, we’ll program them based on your submitted audiogram and ship the hearing aids directly to you.