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Where do you fall in the "speech banana"?

Posted by Barbara Olson on

Ever heard of the Speech Banana?  This chart shows how people loose particular sounds.  Pitch (that is low to high pitch sounds on the top of the chart) and Loudness along the side of the chart.    The dotted line is normal hearing.  As you move down the chart below the dotted line, you need a boost in your hearing.  People tend to lose the ability to hear and interpret particular sounds.  See the blue shaded area call the "Speech Banana" where conversational sounds are noted.    For example, men tend to lose high pitch sounds first on the right side...

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