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Medical Reports

Hearing Reports for GPs

We want you to consider Smart Hearing Solutions as part of your health support team. We can provide you with your audiogram and medical reports for your GP or ENT specialist.

Your Audiogram

Your audiogram is a graphical display of your hearing loss. The audiogram is produced after you have a hearing test using an audiometer. Primarily it measures two things: the frequency and intensity of sounds.

Frequency

Frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz). When reading your audiogram, the frequencies range from low-pitch to high-pitch, similar to a piano keyboard. The different frequencies are measured along horizontal lines on the graph.

Typically, the frequencies tested in your hearing test are 250, 500, 1000, 2000, 4000 and 8000 Hz.

Intensity

Intensity is measured in decibels (dBHL). Intensity relates to how soft or loud a sound is. Soft sounds are indicated at the top of the graph and the loudest sounds are shown towards the bottom of the graph.

The softest intensity measured is 0 dB and the loudest is 120 dB.

Your Smart Hearing Solutions clinician will clearly explain what each measurement means once you’ve had your hearing tested.

The Report

Usually the hearing in your left and right ears will not be the same. Your clinician will test your left and right ears separately. The results are indicated on your audiogram using symbols: a blue cross (X) for your left ear and a red circle (O) for your right

Hearing Loss Classification
Hearing Threshold
Normal Hearing 0 to 20 dB
Mild 21 to 40 dB
Moderate 41 to 55 dB
Moderately-severe 56 to 70 dB
Severe 71 to 90 dB
Profound 91+ dB

Medical Reports for your GP

Your hearing can be affected my many things. Hearing loss can increase as we age. It can be affected by working in noisy environments or something as ‘natural’ as wax build-up in the ear. Health conditions can also impact on your hearing.

As your local hearing health carer, we want to support you and your other medical consultants. Upon your request, we can send a full report and a copy of your audiogram to your GP or your Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist. In this report, we’ll explain the results of your hearing tests and our recommendations.

For more information about medical reports or audiograms, please call us on 1300 432 776 or book online.