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Air Conduction Thresholds
- The lowest level at which an individual can hear a pure tone stimulus when presented via headphones or insert earphones.
- A chart that represents an individuals hearing thresholds has two axes representing frequencies and intensity.
- An electronic piece of equipment used in the assessment of an individuals hearing.
Bone Conduction Thresholds
- The lowest level at which an individual can hear a pure tone stimulus when presented via a bone conductor normally placed on the mastoid.
Conductive Hearing Loss
- The hearing loss is located in the outer or middle ear.
- The sensory part of the ear, contains structures including the inner and outer hair cells.
Mild Hearing Loss
- Thresholds >25 dBHL to 40 dBHL.
Mixed Hearing Loss
- The hearing loss is a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss.
Moderate Hearing Loss
- Thresholds >40 dBHL to 55 dBHL.
Moderately Severe Hearing Loss
- Thresholds >55 dBHL to 70 dBHL.
Severe Hearing Loss
- Thresholds >70 dBHL to 90 dBHL.
Slight Hearing Loss
- Thresholds >15 dBHL to 25 dBHL.
- Sounds of cochlear origin that can be recorded using a microphone in the ear canal.
Profound Hearing Loss
- Thresholds >90 dBHL
Senorineural Hearing Loss
- The hearing loss is located at the inner ear or auditory nerve.
- The perception of sound in the absence of any external stimuli.
- Assesses middle ear function, eardrum mobility and acoustic stapedial reflexes.
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