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How is hearing loss measured?

 

There is an international scale that measures hearing loss and the below diagram shows which sounds can be missed depending on the type of hearing loss you have:

This chart shows which sounds you could miss out on depending on your degree of hearing loss

Mild hearing loss

Soft noises are not heard. Understanding speech is difficult in a loud environment.

Moderate hearing loss

Soft and moderately loud noises are not heard. Understanding speech becomes very difficult if background noise is present.

Severe hearing loss

Conversations have to be conducted loudly. Group conversations are possible only with a lot of effort.

Profound hearing loss

Some very loud noises are heard. Without a hearing aid, communication is no longer possible even with intense effort.

The sound of speech

Human speech consists of vowels and consonants at different loudness and frequency levels. They are recorded on the audiogram as a so-called “speech banana”. It is an easy way to check whether the entire spectrum of speech is still audible and how a person’s hearing changes with time.

If you are worried about your hearing then contact your local hearing healthcare professional to book a hearing test.

 




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