Listening Training

LACE – Listening and Communication Enhancement Training LACE is an acronym for Listening And Communication Enhancement. Conceived by leading audiologists at the University of California at San Francisco, LACE is an interactive computerized aural rehabilitation program that has already helped thousands of people who live with some degree of hearing loss increase their listening skills by Read more about Listening Training[…]

Objective hearing testing

Objective hearing testing These methods for detecting hearing loss require no cooperation from the patient. For this reason, objective listening tests are very useful for the study of newborns and infants. Otoacoustic emission (OAE) This test reliably determines whether a person’s hearing is healthy or whether the inner ear is damaged. A probe that emits Read more about Objective hearing testing[…]

Subjective Hearing Testing

Subjective hearing testing In the subjective test, in order to determine a potential hearing loss, the cooperation of the patient is required. Usually, noises, sounds or words are played and a specific reaction sought. From the results of various tests, your ear, nose and throat doctor or audiologist can determine whether you have a conductive, Read more about Subjective Hearing Testing[…]

How to read an Audiogram

How to read an audiogram An audiogram is a chart a hearing test is marked on. The degree of hearing loss is measured in dB for defined key frequencies. The frequency is measured in Hertz, abbreviated with “Hz”. Curves displayed in Decibels (dB) generally describe the individual hearing threshold of a person compared to the Read more about How to read an Audiogram[…]

Degrees of hearing loss

Degrees of hearing loss Different levels of hearing loss are referred to as degrees, depending on the severity of impairment. Degrees of hearing loss Hearing threshold (in decibels, dB) Ability to hear speech None 0 – 25 dB No perceptible difficulty. Mild 26 – 40 dB Difficulty hearing soft speech and conversations, especially in noisier Read more about Degrees of hearing loss[…]

Types of hearing loss

Types of hearing loss Conductive hearing loss Conductive hearing loss occurs when the outer or middle ear is dysplastic or does not work properly. Consequently, sound waves cannot be efficiently conducted to the inner ear. In case of a temporary dysfunction, it is often possible to correct conductive hearing loss with surgery and/or treatment with Read more about Types of hearing loss[…]