Audiology Fruit and the String Bean

By Hearing First Team April 28, 2016

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When your baby’s hearing is tested, the results are presented in the form of a graph known as an audiogram. 

Audiology Fruit and the String Bean

When your baby’s hearing is tested, the results are presented in the form of a graph known as an audiogram. This graph, prepared by your pediatric audiologist, shows the sounds your baby hears at different pitches and loudness levels. It is integral to understanding what speech information is being heard and what is being missed.

In this video, Drs. Jane Madell and Carol Flexer, notable pediatric audiology thought leaders, discuss “the speech fruit and the string bean” to describe the visual picture of access to speech sounds on an audiogram. The goal of hearing technology is to provide access to all speech sounds through the ears so that your child can learn to listen and talk.

If your baby’s aided audiogram does not reflect the information provided in this video, or you have further questions, consult with your pediatric audiologist and your early interventionist.

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Hearing First Team At Hearing First, we want all children to benefit from the availability of newborn hearing screening, the advances in technology, and the early learning services in their communities. We want all children to have the opportunity to take advantage of access to sound – a critical building block for future success.