25th May 2015
Moderate Hearing Loss, What You Need To Know
Moderate Hearing Loss
The term moderate, refers to the degree of hearing loss, any person that has difficulty hearing sounds between 40 and 69 decibels at any one frequency of sound is considered to have a moderate hearing loss. It is among one of the most common degrees of hearing loss that we see at Edinburgh Hearing Practice.
Moderate Hearing Loss may be defined as a hearing loss whereby some hearing thresholds have decreased to the point that a significant hearing handicap may result. It can be difficult for a person with moderate hearing loss to recognise that it exists. The impact depends on the overall shape of the hearing loss.
Important To Take Action
With the increasing correlative evidence of a link between untreated hearing loss and other co-morbidities such as depression, cognitive decline and dementia. It is important to assess your hearing loss and take action upon the results. It was unheard of for a professional to treat mild hearing loss in years past, but now there is a debate within the profession that perhaps we should change our thinking. If indeed it is proved later that there is a strong link between untreated hearing loss and cognitive decline, the correction of even mild hearing loss would have benefits.
Not Sure About Hearing Loss
Many people within their middle age suffer with moderate hearing loss but don't recognise it or are unsure. If you suspect that you might have hearing loss at any level there are some important steps that need to be taken.
Get Your Hearing Tested
Get your hearing tested, only then can it be identified if in fact you have a hearing loss and what degree it is. We will undertake a hearing test in Edinburgh that will help determine exactly what degree of hearing loss you have and what type of hearing loss you have. The tests should also help determine the underlying cause of your hearing loss.
Some people that suspected hearing loss who have come to see us didn't have a loss at all. Some had an ear wax build up that was preventing them from hearing. Ear wax build up is something that can be easily fixed with instant relief.
Consider Your Options
If in fact we find you have a hearing loss, we will give you options to deal with it. You should carefully consider those options. Always take the time to explore all your options before making your final decision. There are many options options available, not just that, there is a wealth of information available in relation to hearing loss and it's effects. You should take time to familiarise yourself on them in order that you can make an educated decision.
Do Your Research
Do your homework as they say, there is a massive amount of information online in relation to hearing loss and it's impact. There is also a vast amount of information in relation to solutions for hearing loss.
Knowing these steps will help you to know what to do if you suspect that you have moderate hearing loss. Just don’t wait to find out if this is what you have or to find a solution to help you hear well again because the longer you wait the more chance you have that your hearing loss will become more severe.
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