Diagnostic Audiograms and Uncomfortable Loudness Levels

This micro skills course from NHS Health Education England explores two aspects of diagnostic audiometry: how to interpret hearing thresholds in the context of their diagnostic significance and how to interpret uncomfortable loudness levels and their diagnostic context.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
NHS Health Education England

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. Describe the diagnostic significance of audiograms
  2. Differentiate between conductive and sensori neural hearing losses
  3. State the importance of asking ‘key history questions’ when enquiring about a patient’s hearing loss
  4. Discuss the relevance of uncomfortable listening levels (ULLs)

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.