Percentage of hearing loss

HearWHAC HearWHAC at netins.net
Wed Aug 9 00:37:03 EST 1995


In article <dbrown-0708952212070001 at babymac.ear.ucalgary.ca>, 
dbrown at haircell.ear.ucalgary.ca says...

>If you are
>interested in the formula it can be found in Newby HA (1979) Audiology.
>pp.157-159.

In that same book Newby makes some interesting comments about "Private 
Practice Audiology." Once in awhile just for fun I reread this section of 
his text. He didn't see much of a future for audiologists wanting to go into 
private practice. I think he may have missed something.


In article <407vkr$1n6s at usenetp1.news.prodigy.com>, KVKY70A at prodigy.com 
says...

>it has been my 
>experience that a % of hearing loss is more often misleading than not to 
>the patient.

In this world there are many of us (Carl Jung thought about 70% are in this 
group) who like to see things in simple number-like terms. It does make it 
easier for us to hear a number - any number - to describe our hearing loss. 
However, what do you say to the person I saw today who has a mild loss with 
lousy discrimination in one ear and a moderately-severe loss with good 
discrimination in the other ear. A number (or percentage) really wouldn't 
tell the story here!

Paul :-)

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