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Is a Trough-shaped Audiogram the Same as a Cookie Bite Audiogram?

L. Maureen Valente, PhD

October 20, 2014

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Is a trough-shaped audiogram the same as a cookie bite audiogram?

Answer

Yes it is.  In audiology, we sometimes use different terms to refer to the same phenomena. Another example is the term “ski slope” hearing loss, which we may also refer to as “precipitously falling” or “abruptly falling”.

This is just my own personal preference, but if I were writing a report, I probably would not describe an audiogram as a “ski slope” or “cookie bite”.  I might describe a cookie bite audiogram as “trough-shaped” or “U-shaped” or an “inverted U-shaped” in a report.  It is different when we are speaking to colleagues and discussing a case, where we are all familiar with the term “cookie bite”, or “ski slope” but I would not use those terms in a professional report.  That is where I would make the delineation. 

Editor’s note: This Ask the Expert was taken from the recorded course, Pure Tone Testing and Audiogram Interpretation presented by Dr. L. Maureen Valente.  To view the course in its entirety, please register here.


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L. Maureen Valente, PhD

Dr. Valente has been honored to serve as the Director of Audiology Studies and Associate Professor within Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine’s Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Washington University in St. Louis. She was employed as a clinical/rehabilitative audiologist in a variety of medical settings, prior to serving as a full-time faculty member at Saint Louis University for 18 years. She has served in her current position for eight years, considering working with students and AuD Education among her greatest professional passions.  She has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters, notably having published a textbook entitled “Pure-tone Audiometry and Masking” in 2009 (Plural Publishing). Clinical and research interests have included Diagnostic Audiology, Vestibular Assessment Across the Lifespan, and Auditory Processing Disorders.  She is thrilled to have been invited to coordinate and moderate this “Back to Basics Series” and to also serve as one of the presenters.   


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