Mixed Hearing Loss
Is generally a combination of Sensori-neural and Conductive problems that affects sounds travelling through both the middle ear and inner ear.
What levels of hearing loss are there?
Hearing loss levels is usually described as mild, moderate, moderately severe, severe and profound. To put the level of hearing loss into perspective, our conversational speech is around 65dB.
- Mild hearing loss (21–45dB) — means some difficulty hearing soft sounds and soft speech in conversation
- Moderate hearing loss (46–60dB) — means hard to hear conversational speech, especially if there is background noise (such as a television or radio)
- Moderately Severe hearing loss (61–75dB) — means very difficult to hear ordinary conversation
- Severe hearing loss (76–90dB) — means you cannot hear conversational speech at all
- Profound hearing loss (91dB) — almost all sounds are inaudible
Your level of hearing difficulty is determined by a hearing test called an Audiogram, and audiogram tests for pitch and loudness.
What do you need?
The level and type of hearing loss you have will decide whether a hearing device will help you… Not all clients want or need a hearing device. Some people may be referred for further advice depending on the results of their hearing assessment.