hearing level

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hear·ing lev·'el

the measure of the status of hearing as read directly on the hearing loss scale of an audiometer; described in decibels as a deviation from a standard value for zero on the audiometer. It is expressed as dB HL.
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The SDS was measured at 40 dB sensation levels (SL) (65 dB hearing levels (HL), Arabic monosyllabic words).The plot shows the individual data points where each letter represents a study participant and the median (long line) with the interquartile range (25th and 75th percentile, whiskers).
The average hearing level was 43.1 [+ or -] 17.3 dBHL preoperatively and 39.2 [+ or -] 18.2 dBHL postoperatively.
Frequency in hertz (Hz) is plotted on the x-axis and the hearing level in decibels (dBHL) on the y-axis.
An audiometric notch is present when one or more of the thresholds at 3-4, or 6 kHz exceeds the pure-tone average of the 0.5 andl kHz thresholds by 15 dB hearing level (HL) or more, and the 8 kHz threshold is at least 5 dB HL lower (better) than the highest threshold in the 3-6 kHz range.
For those cases that lacked coding of the base city at the hearing level, we relied instead on base city associated with the case in the EOIR master record.
The assessment of hearing level in children with severe disability or mental retardation is not possible by any other means.
As shown in Figure 1, the hearing level in the AD group was about the same as that in the elderly HC group, and both were significantly impaired compared to that of the young HC group.
(1) deaf with a lowercase "d" is usually an audio logical description of a person's hearing level. Deaf with an uppercase "D" refers to deaf adults and children who share the use of American Sign Language and Deaf cultural values.
"Another factor is that claimants' medical conditions may have changed over time, and claimants may present new or previously unavailable medical evidence at the hearing level.''
Type Hearing recovery Complete Patients whose final hearing level is I better than 25 dB regardless of the size of the gain II Partial Patients who show more than 15 dB of recovery gain and whose final hearing level is III Slight between 25 and 45 dB recovery Patients who show more than 15 dB of gain and whose final hearing level is IV No poorer than 45 dB Patients who show less than 15 dB of TABLE 2: The demographic and clinical characteristics of the study populations (patients and controls).