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Hearing Loss

Hearing impairment affects approximately 10% of the population. Although people of all ages can be affected by a hearing loss, majority of people with impaired hearing are over 60 years old and their hearing loss is related to the aging process.

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The Degree of Hearing Loss Varies from Person to Person.

Between the two extremes of hearing well and hearing nothing. There are many degrees of impairment. Below are the different degrees of hearing loss.

What Does the Degree of Hearing Loss Mean?
  • Mild hearing loss: unable to hear soft sounds, difficulty understanding speech clearly in noisy environments.
  • Moderate hearing loss: unable to hear soft and moderately loud sounds, considerable difficulty understanding speech, particularly with background noise.
  • Severe hearing loss: some loud sounds are audible but communication without a hearing instrument is impossible.
  • Profound hearing loss: some extremely loud sounds are audible but communication without a hearing instrument is impossible.
Warning Signs of Hearing Loss
  • The volume of the radio or TV is at a level that others say is too loud
  • Reoccurring ear infections
  • Turning towards a sound to hear better
  • Understanding better when looking directly at the speakers lips
  • Difficulty following group conversations
  • Needing to ask people to repeat themselves
  • Pain or ringing in the ears
  • Difficulty responding to someone calling your name
  • Habitually speaking in a loud voice
  • Complaining that others mumble or do not speak loud enough
  • Difficulty hearing environmental sounds, such as door bells & telephones

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