An audiogram is a graph that shows the audible threshold for standardized frequencies as measured by an audiometer. The Y axis represents intensity measured in decibels and the X axis represents frequency measured in Hertz.
While an audiologist performs audiograms to clinically evaluate a patients’ level of hearing, researchers will use audiograms in their projects as well. For example, one the 2012 Emerging Researchers is measuring the brain’s responses to the timing information of sounds and the ability of the brain to accurately follow this timing and use this information to build a coherent percept of the environment. His use of audiograms is necessary to rule out possible hearing issues such as high frequency hearing loss. This information is not needed or used to clinically evaluate these patients but it is critically important for many of the hearing research studies that he conducts.
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