The degree of hearing loss varies from person to person and there are several degrees of hearing loss, including mild, moderate, severe, and profound. When someone has a mild hearing loss, he/she typically presents with difficulties hearing in background noise. Someone with a moderate hearing loss, on the other hand, presents with some difficulties hearing soft sounds and hearing in background noise. A person with a severe hearing loss presents with difficulties hearing all sounds with the exception of very loud sounds. And finally, someone with a profound hearing loss is only able to hear extremely loud sounds.
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Hearing loss presents many challenges for communication. Obviously, volume is an issue, but with properly programed hearing aids, volume can be corrected. Clarity is another issue – certain types of hearing loss can cause speech sounds to be distorted, meaning even with enough volume, the sound is not clear. Another problem is background noise – … Continue reading Communicating with Someone with a Hearing Loss →