Audiology

Audiology

This is a sample of an audiogram. It should be given to and explained to parents or any person who is receiving and audiologic screening or assessment.

This is what the Speech Language Pathologist or Audiologist should be doing when they are screening and testing your ability to hear. It gives detailed instructions to the SLP or AUD to guide them to follow the standard testing regulations that every practice should implement.

This website is a great one to visit if you have received your hearing test and are curious what it means. Often, audiograms (the sheets the hearing test is recorded on) are not straightforward to the untrained eye. This will help people who have hearing aids and people who have had their hearing tested understand the results of the exam.

This resource is extremely important for professionals and people trying to understand speech sounds and what they mean for the children and parents and people who have hearing loss or who are hard of hearing or deaf.

A conditioned play audiometric test is done on children who are not in school yet but are also not toddlers any more. This video shows an example of a conditioned play test to help reassure parents and the child that the earphones and wires are not scary and hopefully ease worries of hearing loss.

This video walks the viewers through understanding your audiogram, or hearing report, after you have your ears tested. It would be helpful to watch this video while looking at your own audiogram.

Newborn Hearing Screenings are something that is free for every family, even if you have had your child at home. Every hospital should screen your child for hearing loss. If your child’s medical report indicates that your infant did not pass the screening or if your physician suggests it is perhaps because of fluid in the ears still from the womb, it is best to have the child screened again at a later time but as soon as possible to be sure your little one does not miss out on any exposure to language.

This website shows different kinds of hearing loss and where they come from and what it means. This resource is great for SLPs to check up on if they do not commonly work with clients who are hard of hearing, deaf or have a hearing loss or for people who need to educate themselves about their own hearing or a child’s hearing.

This website gives SLPs and educators a tool to help communities and people understand hearing loss and cochlear implants. The second link gives a video module instructional on how to use the program.

This document gives parents, SLPs and educators an invaluable tool to understanding child’s hearing loss. It shows a basic audiogram, a blank hearing screening report, with the sounds of the English Language overlaid on the frequencies and decibels they usually occur at. When looking at an audiogram and this website, it is easier to understand which sounds a child may be missing out on hearing if they do not have a hearing aid or cochlear implant. These sounds will be difficult for the child to say because they cannot hear them.

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