3- Degrees of hearing loss
Degrees of hearing loss
It’s a fact that 1 out of 6 people over the age of 50 have trouble hearing and require some help with amplification of sounds. Hearing loss ranges from mild loss to moderate, severe and to profound.
When we have a mild hearing loss, our ability to understand speech diminishes. For those people who have a profound hearing loss, speech understanding is not possible.
At every level many types of sounds become more difficult or sometimes impossible to hear – sounds like birds singing, soft voices, appliances like the telephone become difficult to hear.
Can you see birds in the trees – but not hear them chirping?