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Back to Basics: Pure Tone Testing and Audiogram Interpretation

Course: #22838Level: Introductory 1 Hour 1829 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

This presentation will describe best practices in pure-tone audiometry to ensure that results are valid. Further, the audience will learn important interpretation principles including determination of type, magnitude, configuration and symmetry of hearing loss.This course is recommended for students or for professionals returning to clinical work after an absence who would like a review of best practices in pure tone audiometry.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED FOR CEU CREDIT as CEUs are expired. It is available in the library as a resource but not a CEU course.

Course created on October 16, 2013

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAs a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to explain how to perform pure-tone audiometry via the modified Hughson-Westlake procedure
  • checkmarkAs a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to discuss preparation of an audiogram and principles in ensuring its validity
  • checkmarkAs a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to describe and define parameters of audiogram interpretation, including determination of type, magnitude, configuration and symmetry


0-5 Minutes Introduction and Rationale
5-10 Minutes Preparing for Testing
10-15 Minutes Equipment Considerations
15-20 Minutes Audiogram and Sample Instructions
20-35 Minutes Modified Hughson-Westlake Procedure, recording of symbols, pure-tone averages, validity
35-45 Minutes Interpretation: magnitude and type
45-55 Minutes Interpretation: symmetry and configuration; Explanation of results
55-60 Minutes Summary, Q & A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Dr. Valente has received an honorarium for organizing and participating in the Back to Basics Series. She receives royalties from a textbook entitled “Pure Tone Audiometry and Masking” that she authored (Plural Publishing). Some sample audiograms from the textbook are used with permission within this presentation. Non-financial: Dr. Valente has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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