Hearing Testing History: Western Electric 2-A Audiometer

Western Electric 2-A Audiometer Most hearing care professionals have heard or read that one of the early audiometers for the measurement of hearing sensitivity was the Western Electric 2-A audiometer.  Few have any idea what it looked like or what it did.  This post is pleased to bring to readers some of the best detailed…

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Before the Audiogram

Audiogram, AW’-dee-oh-gram”, (n). A record of the threshold of sensitivity of hearing measured at several different (usually discrete) frequencies{{1}}[[1]]Modified slightly from Delk, J.H. Comprehensive Dictionary of Audiology, P 35, 1973, The Hearing Aid Journal, Sioux City, IA[[1]]. Strange as it may seem to many currently measuring and recording hearing results, the audiogram did not always…

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