Pure Tone Average

Pure Tone Audiometer: What is Pure Tone Average (PTA)?

Audiology and ENT Clinics, Audiometry, Family Practice and Pediatricians, Hearing Health, Hearing Services, School Screening

Do you know what a Pure Tone Average is? Everybody knows what 20/20 means. 120/80. 3.5–1.  If optimal eyesight, blood pressure, and cholesterol ratios are considered common knowledge, why then are so few familiar with Pure Tone Average or PTA? It starts by understanding exactly what it means. Let us explain.

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Portable vs Mobile

Portable vs. Mobile Diagnostic Audiometers

Audiology and ENT Clinics, Audiometry, Family Practice and Pediatricians, Hearing Conservation, Hearing Health, Hearing Services, Humanitarian, Ototoxicity Monitoring, School Screening

In the late 1950’s portable audiometers were developed as an effort to reach populations without access to hearing tests conducted in controlled environments by highly trained professionals. At their least impressive, a portable audiometer is a stripped down tabletop audiometer with a handle attached. Notably, many rugged systems have been successfully used throughout the world in challenging environments. To a large extent, these portable audiometers still require a power plug and a modicum of expertise to operate. With the advent of mobile technology, we have witnessed the transformation of dated, portable audiometers into a new breed of powerful, simple-to-use, internet-connected mobile audiometers.

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