Mild Hearing Loss And Your Lifestyle

When someone has mild hearing loss they are unable to hear sounds that are quieter than 25 decibels (dB). These sounds will typically consist of things like dripping water, whispered conversations, feet shuffling, leaves rustling and birds chirping. Hearing professionals use an audiogram to test your hearing and identify the range of your hearing loss which may include normal, mild, moderate, moderately severe, severe, and profound. Normally your hearing as an adult would ideally be between 0 – 25 dB across all frequencies. Otherwise, you may find yourself in need of a hearing aid. Preventing Mild Hearing Loss Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is the most preventable type of hearing loss but millions of Americans have still been diagnosed with it. There are a lot of different types of protective devices that are available today to help you not develop NIHL. Read More +