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What is considered normal hearing values in children ?

Doggett Sheryl sdoggett at f1n06.kent.edu
Mon Jun 21 09:24:13 EST 1999

kim01 (kim01 at gsinet.net) wrote:
: Can someone please advise what the critera for normal hearing is in children
: ? I read 15 db than 20 than 25? What is it?

: Please advise.

: Thank you

The normal hearing level for an adult is 25.  The normal hearing level is
adjusted for a child depending upon the age & the degree of langauge
development.  In general, it is considered 'normal' at 15 or less for
children who have not mastered language and 20-25 for children that have
mastered language (usually 8-12 years of age).  The reasoning is that
children need better hearing levels to 'learn' language and adults that
have learned language do not need hearing levels at 15-20 but can get by
with hearing levels of 25.

Sheryl Doggett, M.S., CCC-A


sdoggett at .kent.edu

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