pure tone average

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pure tone av·er·age

(pyūr tōn av'răj')
The average hearing threshold level for the pure tone frequencies of 500 Hz, 1 kHz, and 2 kHz. These frequencies are referred to as speech frequencies because many of the English phonemes are within this frequency range. The pure tone average is a reliable indicator of the dB level at which a listener can hear speech.
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Asma et al failed to establish any association between the type of treatment given and the effect on hearing thresholds in their study on conventional oral hypoglycaemic agents versus insulin therapy on pure tone average.
6] also showed that the pure tone average (PTA) air--bone gap (ABG) was smaller in the malleus-preserved group than in the malleus-absent group.
5 years; 55% of the sample presented normal hearing in both ears, and symmetrical pure tone average on mild to moderate hearing loss of sensorineural type.
The pure tone average (PTA) was calculated as the mean of hearing thresholds at 500, 1000, 2000, and 4000 Hz.
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There was no statistically significant variation, according to the data obtained from the pure tone average threshold of the shockwave procedure on the otoacoustic emission test.
The size and location of the perforation was determined by microscopic evaluation, and the pure tone average was calculated by audiometric tests before and after surgery.
The audiometric scores analyzed for each ear were: speech discrimination; pure tone scores at frequencies of 250, 500,1,000, 2,000, 3,000, 4,000, 6,000, and 8,000 hertz (Hz); and the pure tone average over the 8 frequencies measured.
Means of air conduction and bone conduction (AC, BC) thresholds(dBHL) and pure tone average (PTA) obtained for male and female cases Frequency Male (N =19) (Hz) Air Bone conduction conduction thresholds thresholds Right ear Left ear Common 250 33.
In terms of pure tone average, nine patients had an improvement of more than 20 dB at 3-6 months after implantation.
Functional hearing status was determined on the basis of the pure tone average across 500, 1000, and 2000 Hz in the better ear.