Hearing Screening for OTC Hearing Aids

Accommodating the OTC Hearing Aid Discussion: Hearing Screening in the Absence of Audiometry – Part 2   by Wayne M. Garrison* and Joseph H. Bochner** This is the second of a two-part series on an evaluated option to hearing level identification to fit OTC hearing aids in the absence of audiometry.  Part 1 introduced an…

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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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