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Find out what hearing loss sounds like
The hearing loss simulator
In this simulation you can discover how sensorineural hearing losses affect hearing. This type of hearing loss is by far the most frequent and is caused by a dysfunction of the inner ear. This can be due to the natural aging process, excessive exposure to noise, medication that is toxic to the auditory system or head injuries.
- Mild Hearing loss: People with mild hearing loss are unable to hear soft sounds and have difficulty understanding speech clearly in noisy environments.
- Moderate hearing loss: This simulation reflects a typical high frequency moderate hearing loss. People with this type of hearing loss are unable to hear soft and moderately loud sounds and have considerable difficulty understanding speech particularly in background noise.
Try this hearing loss simulator to help understand what a hearing loss sounds like. If you click on the imge to the left it will take you off site to a simulator of hearing loss that Starkey (American Hearing Aid Brand) provides. If you are interested in finding out if you have hearing loss, why don't you try our online hearing test below?
The Online Hearing Check
The truth is, untreated hearing loss interferes with virtually every aspect of a person's life-both personally and professionally. When ignored and left unaddressed, hearing loss can lead to impaired memory; difficulty in learning new tasks; reduced alertness; increased risk to personal safety; irritability; negativism; anger; fatigue; tension; stress; depression; isolation; withdrawal; and diminished psychological and overall health..Simply, when you choose to ignore your hearing loss, you are choosing a dramatic loss in your quality of life. For the vast majority of people, it is not a conscious choice.
To help people understand the serious impact that hearing loss can have on their lives, the Better Hearing Institute has developed and validated a simple 15-item online test that individuals can take in the privacy and comfort of their own home. The test is designed to help people better understand just how serious their hearing loss is, and to determine whether or not they need further help.
The following online hearing check lets you quickly assess your need for an objective hearing test by a hearing health professional and consultation on possible solutions to your hearing problem (such as hearing aids).