Hear the setting sound and then rub your hands in front of your nose at fast pace, trying to reproduce the sound setting.
At this stage, if you have trouble to listen to the sound being played with your hands, then it is certain that you are suffering from severe hearing loss and you can skip the whole test procedure.
Adjust the volume of your computer so that both tones coincide. Do not change the volume setting until the end of the test.
Although the use of headphones is essential for the test, make sure you do not wear them during the sound setup with your hands.
On the vertical axis are the intensities of sounds, which are expressed in deciBels (dBHL).
The dBHL represent a substantial difference between your own hearing and a ‘normal’ hearing. The scale starts from very soft sounds (-5 dBHL) up to very loud sounds (80 dBHL).During the execution of the test, some indicators will be designed in the audiogram, which will correspond to your personal hearing thresholds. By the end of the test, you can interpret the audiogram in the following way: You can not hear any sound that is above the pointer. Your action → Coating gives you an idea of what kind of sounds they are.In a quiet environment separately play the sounds, column by column, starting at the top left. Continue putting sounds downwards until you can barely hear them. Then you can go to the next column.
Once toured in all the columns, your audiogram is completed.
Always start with upper sounds. The lower sounds are for people with great hearing loss so they will be too loud for the normal person!
The limits of your auditory ability will now appear in the audiogram. The chart is similar to what a specialist would have during an appointment.
Ideally, the 6 marks are at the top of the chart, around the range 0. Below we explain you in detail the chart of the audiogram.
→ Click here to display more information on your audiogram (You will need to climb to the top of the page).
In the first click occurs a slide over the audiogram in banana shape forming a region associated with the speech. Vowels are located on the left side of the banana (green) and consonants to the right side (blue). Remember that all the sounds that are over the shape of the banana are quiet for you. If the signs of your audiogram are inside the banana shape, then you can hear without losing the meaning of a conversation with someone and without having to guess words.
The second click displays a second slide which depicts the sounds of everyday life, such as the fall of a tree leaf, the birds and other sounds.
For strict confirmation of the test results, it is appropriate to visit a specialist.