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What is a pure-tone audiogram used in hearing tests?

A pure-tone audiogram is the graph used to record hearing threshold levels. Low-frequency sounds, such as those produced by a tuba, are plotted on the left side of the audiogram. High-frequency sounds, such as those produced by birds chirping, are plotted on the right side of the audiogram. Soft intensity sounds are plotted at the top, and loud sounds are plotted at the bottom.

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