Understanding Hearing Care

An example of an Audiogram, used to diagnose types of hearing disorders

Audiogram

An audiogram is a graphic record produced by audiometry. It measures decibels (how loud something is) in relation to hertz (how frequently a sound wave cycles in a second). An audiogram is created by specialists at CCMC Hearing care to diagnose types of hearing loss.

Audiology

Audiology is the branch of science and medicine concerned with the sense of hearing. It is the study of hearing, balance, and related disorders.

Audiometry

Audiometry is a branch of audiology. It is the measurement of the range and sensitivity of a person's sense of hearing. Audiologists use a tool called an audiometer, which is used to create an audiogram.

Auditory Training

Sometimes referred to as audiologic rehabilitation, auditory training can help people with hearing loss utilize the hearing ability they have maintained. This training includes distinguishing between sounds, lip reading, and interpreting body language.

Decibels

Decibels are the units used to measure the volume of a sound.

Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a condition where one or both of the ears experience sound not created by an external sound, usually characterized as a ringing in the ears.

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