Hearing loss can range from mild to profound. This graph shows which sounds can or cannot be heard depending on the degree of hearing loss. For example, someone with a severe hearing loss can hear an airplane or a motorbike close-by. (Very loud, hence lower end of the graph) However they will not be able to hear normal-level speech or birdsong.
A birdtweet is a high-pitched tone, therefore on the right of the graph; low-pitched tones are on the left.
People wait for 5 to 7 years after first experiencing hearing loss symptoms before seeking help.
If you or someone close to you might have hearing loss, talk to your physician about the best action to take
A hearing care professional can help identify hearing loss and suggest the best solution
New types of hearing aids are available that are effective, affordable, comfortable and discrete