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The audiogram provides information about a person's hearing that can be used to provide needed supports at home, at school, and in the community. However, this information can be difficult to understand. Join us to learn more about this assessment tool and how you can use that information to ensure access and unlock the secrets that you feel may be hidden in this technical document.

Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe which speech sounds are audible or inaudible, based on the audiogram information.
  • Identify the main symbols on an audiogram.
  • Locate the speech intelligibility index tool and use it based on a child’s audiogram results.


  • Carrie Spangler, Au.D., CCC-A, Lead Educational Audiologist, Summit ESC. Carrie is the lead educational audiologist at the Summit ESC in Ohio and has been providing educational audiology services for 23 years. She has a personal journey growing up with hearing loss and uses a hearing aid and cochlear implant. She has presented and published in areas related to school-based services both nationally and internationally. Her areas of interest include educational audiology, teens, peer supports, advocacy, and humanitarian audiology. Dr. Spangler has a blog, and is the host of the empowEAR Audiology Podcast. In 2021 she received the Fred Berg Award from EAA and the ASHA Fellow Award. In 2022, she received the Kathe Shelby Leadership Award from OCALI. Dr. Spangler also serves on the Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board as board secretary.

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