What hearing loss sounds (and looks) like

Using an audiogram as a backdrop, Amanda Morris and Aaron Steckelberg, for The Washington Post, explain what hearing loss sounds and looks like.

Hearing level, or volume, is on the vertical axis, and frequency, or pitch, is on the horizontal axis. Objects in the illustration are placed based on where they reside in the coordinate system, which is pretty great. Put on headphones for the full effect.