How do you measure hearing?
Subsequently, one may also ask, what is considered normal hearing?
Normal hearing is actually a range of decibel levels from 0 dBHL (Decibel Hearing Level) — which is audiometric zero — to 20 dBHL. If a person's hearing threshold is between 0 dBHL and 20 dBHL, the hearing is within normal limits. Hearing loss is identified as any threshold at any frequency that is over 20 dBHL.
One may also ask, what do hearing test numbers mean? On your audiogram, the decibel loss is measured vertically on the left side. As the number gets bigger, so does your hearing loss. Example: Reading the above audiogram from left to right, the final O (right ear) hits about 68 db or so. This means that anything below 68 db.
Also question is, how do you assess hearing?
Tests to diagnose hearing loss may include:
- Physical exam. Your doctor will look in your ear for possible causes of your hearing loss, such as earwax or inflammation from an infection.
- General screening tests.
- App-based hearing tests.
- Tuning fork tests.
- Audiometer tests.
What instrument is used to test your hearing?