Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Way I Hear (My Audiogram)

Last month E from Eh? What? Huh? posted her audiogram and ever since then I have been planning to post mine. I stopped in to visit my audiologist today for some more hearing aid batteries and some Dry-Briks for my Dry and Store, so I asked for a copy of it.


dB stands for decibel (how loud a sound is)
Hz stands for Hertz (the pitch or frequency of a given sound)
O is my right ear
X is my left ear

So as you can see from the graph, my left ear starts picking up sounds that are louder than 60 dB. That would be something like a dog barking or maybe a piano playing. My right ear picks up only sounds that are louder than 90 dB - sounds like jet engines, a shotgun firing, etc.

I have a progressive loss, but it has mainly leveled off since I became a teenager. My audiologist said my hearing has only gotten slightly worse since my previous test which was something like 4 years ago.

Also on the piece of paper I was given were the results of my Speech Audiometry test. This test examines a person's ability to pick out the words and sounds of speech. I was given this test with my hearing aids out. According to the test my right ear had 44% speech discrimination and my left ear had 92%. As suspected, I primarily use my left ear to listen to sounds and that's the one I prefer people to whisper into, etc.

I think it's really cool to see other people's hearing tests. E posted hers here, Melissa posted hers on her blog, and Leah posted her son Nolan's here. Feel free to share yours, too!

4 comments:

  1. Hi Megan! Following in your footsteps, I've posted mine too! :)

    http://deafinamusicalworld.blogspot.com/2010/06/audiogram.html

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  2. Hearing is the number one way we communicate because most of use have the ability. I hope this HA help oticon hearing aids Needham MA

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  3. That's very interesting, thank you for sharing your audiogram! I'm planning to get a copy of mine to share, too.

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