Three out of every four Australians over age 55 have some difficulty hearing. Could you be suffering in silence?
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There are 4 degrees of hearing loss:
Mild – unable to hear soft sounds, difficulty perceiving speech in noisy environments.
Moderate – unable to hear soft and moderately loud sounds, considerable difficulty in perceiving speech, particularly with background noise.
Severe – speakers must raise their voice. Group conversation is possible only with considerable effort.
Profound – some loud sounds are audible but communication without a hearing device is impossible.
The audiogram is a graph which gives a detailed description of your hearing ability and which can be described as a picture of your sense of hearing.
The audiogram illustrates your hearing ability by showing your hearing threshold at various frequencies. Hearing threshold is an indication of how soft a sound may get before it is inaudible. A hearing threshold of between 0 and 25 dB is considered normal.
To learn more about how we hear and the types and causes of hearing loss, click here.
Whether you need a basic hearing test or a more complex diagnostic assessment for hearing, auditory processing or tinnitus problems, Ayling Hearing & Audiology Clinic can help.