Zukora Sanchez has a strong passion for working with children and their families. Before working at John Tracy Clinic, she taught DHH students and their families in Los Angeles Unified School District for over 20 years, where she also directed a multi-year project to improve listening and spoken language services in the DHH program. The ways they were communicating, playing and interacting before the hearing test can continue! Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. The softest sounds a child hears at each frequency are plotted on the graph.

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Being an adult with hearing loss can be equally mystifying. One of the first things I like to help parents or adults with hearing loss understand is how to read an audiogram. Adults with hearing loss should also be informed and empowered healthcare consumers. The audiogram is a graph of how your child hears. Across the top are the frequencies, or pitches, of sounds, from low sounds to high sounds.

Down the side are measures of intensity, or loudness, of sounds, from soft sounds to loud sounds. In the speech banana, you can find the sounds a, u, i, sh, s, m, better known as the Ling Six Sounds. These sounds span the length of the Speech Banana. When a listener responds through a behavioral response or imitation to a Ling Six Sound Check, we can be reasonably sure that he has access to all of the sounds of speech. When a child or adult has an audiological exam, many things may take place.

Tones will be played at various pitches and intensities. This tests if sounds are audible after going through the outer, middle, and inner ear. Bone Conduction refers to sounds transmitted through a bone oscillator. Those sounds bypass the outer and middle ear and test inner ear cochlear functioning alone.

People with a conductive hearing loss have difficulty with air conduction testing due to outer or middle ear issues, but they will perform well on bone conduction testing, as they do not have problems with cochlear hearing.

People with sensorineural hearing loss will have difficulty hearing tones presented through both media air and bone conduction. People with mixed hearing loss will have components of both types of hearing loss. Those are just the basics of pure tone audiometry. Stay tuned for future posts about how hearing aids are fit, cochlear implants are mapped, and hearing in noise is tested. Leave questions below! Share this:.


Audiogram of Familiar Sounds

Hearing Loss Aging and Hearing The audiogram is a chart that shows the results of a hearing test. It shows how well you hear sounds in terms of frequency high-pitched sounds versus low-pitched sounds and intensity, or loudness. The audiogram shows results for each ear and tells the audiologist the softest sound you can hear at each specific frequency. Frequency Frequency or pitch is measured in Hertz Hz. Frequencies range from low pitch to high pitch and read from left to right on the audiogram. Each vertical line represents a different frequency, such as , , , , and Hz. Intensity The intensity is measured in decibels dB.


Audiogram Familiar Sounds

All Rights Reserved. Claribelle Sanchez, AuD Claribelle Sanchez is responsible for overseeing all the audiological services of the John Tracy Center, as well as the community hearing evaluation program throughout Southern California. As an audiologist, she is responsible for the detection of hearing loss through a variety of diagnostic tests of children, from birth to eighteen years of age, as well as ensuring that their audiological needs are met after diagnosis and enrollment in JTC services. At the Center, she works with a multidisciplinary team of professionals to provide guidance, education, and counseling to parents of children with a hearing loss in both English and Spanish. A native of the state of Texas, Dr. She worked at JTC as an interim doctor during the academic year.


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