The Lloyds interactive audiogram is our newest
tool in helping you select the right hearing instrument for your hearing
needs. Our audiogram reader is designed to assist in research and to help
those individuals who prefer to choose their own hearing products. The
interactive audiogram is not intended to take the place of a licensed
professional and we definately encourage speaking with one of our
representatives or your local hearing professional for proper hearing aid
selection. Follow our directions below for best results:
Step 1) Recent Hearing Test Results
-- You will need the results of a hearing test done within the last year, or
if your hearing has not changed since your previous test, older results may
also be suitable to use. If you do not have recent test results, please
to access our free online hearing test. Using the most current data will best
help us to help you.
Step 2) Identify your
Graph -- Locate your graphical chart showing each ear's hearing
loss. Most commonly both ears will be plotted on the same chart, but
sometimes the hearing losses are separated on individual graphs for the right
and left ear. If you do not have a graph, you can plot your decibel values as
they are listed by frequency (click here for a sample)
Step 3) Read the Graph
-- You may notice different symbols on your graph which represent different
facets of your hearing loss and the various tests which were done, but in
particular we are going to focus on the pure tone test results. Most commonly
your right ear is represented by O's (sometimes a
triangle) and the left ear is represented by X's (sometimes a
square). If you have all of these symbols on a hearing test, then
please only use the X's and O's data (click here for a sample).
Step 4) Enter Data into Online Graph
-- Once the right and left ear pure tone values have been located on your
audiogram sheet, please enter that data into the blank online audiogram box
just as it appears on your audiologist report. You must enter each ear
individually, beginning with the left ear. Once the left ear data has been
entered, click "Right Ear" and continue to enter the data. If you've made a
mistake, you can switch between the right and left ears to change the data.
Once all data has been entered, a line will appear to connect your values.
Once completed, click "Continue".
*If you have data on your test at the frequency
levels of 750Hz, 1500Hz, 3000Hz, or greater than 6000Hz, please omit
those values. Just enter the data at the frequencies shown on our chart.
Your data will still yield accurate recommendations.
**If our chart shows a frequency level that is not
displayed on your graph (i.e. your graph stops at 4000Hz and our graph is
asking for a value at 6000Hz), please use the last decibel value to estimate
the loss. For example, if you have a 65dB loss at 4000Hz you can again use
65dB to fill in the missing value at 6000Hz.