How to use Bone conduction in a sentence
Who is a bone conduction hearing aid suitable for?
Both air conduction and bone conduction of sounds are evaluated by audiometry.
The results of a bone conduction test determine how soft a sound an individual can hear over several frequencies or pitches.
Since those with hearing losses often cannot hear sounds at normal decibel levels, intensities as high as 115 dB are used to assess the extent of air conduction loss and as high as 70 dB for bone conduction loss.
The difference between bone conduction loss and neurosensory hearing loss is called the air-bone gap.Advertisement
The patient wears headphones when air conduction is tested and a vibrating earpiece behind the ear next to the mastoid bone or along the forehead when bone conduction is tested.