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Understanding the Types of Hearing Loss

There are always degrees to how much we can or cannot hear. Human ears are designed to hear certain frequencies and volumes, and our day-to-day functioning is affected when we are afflicted with hearing loss.


Hearing loss can affect both ears or just one. Sound Advice Hearing Solutions in Sherwood Park brings you a list describing the types of hearing loss to watch out for. 

Borderline / Normal Hearing

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  • May have problems in difficult listening situations such as in groups or in noise

  • May need visual cues (to watch the speaker's face and especially lips) to understand some conversations and certain speakers

  • May need to sit close to the speaker to understand the conversation

Moderate Hearing Loss

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  • Having difficulty understanding conversations on the telephone

  • Having difficulty understanding one-on-one conversations

  • People have to speak up for a person to understand what is said

Severe Hearing Loss

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  • Very difficult to function in difficult listening situations such as in groups or in noise

  • Very difficult to understand conversations on the telephone

  • Having difficulty understanding one-on-one conversations

  • People have to speak up for a person to understand even part of what is said

  • Needs to sit close to the speaker to understand even part of the conversation

  • Needs visual cues (to watch the speaker's face and especially lips) to understand even part of any conversation

  • May have difficulty identifying loud environmental sounds (sirens, telephone ring, car horn, etc.), making safety a concern

Profound Hearing Loss

With Profound Hearing Loss, it is impossible to understand one-on-one conversations and the quality of the patient's speech is affected. The problem affects the ability to function normally in everyday life.

Worried about Your Hearing?

Our team will guide you with all the information you need. We offer a range of treatments.

Reach Out

Sound Advice Hearing Solutions

587-404-6064

587-404-6063

  866-404-6064

info@soundadvicesolutions.ca

Sherwood Park

134-80 Chippewa Road,

Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4W6

(Parking available at the rear end of the building.)

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

St Paul

5009-50th Ave,

St Paul, AB T0A 3A4

Opening Hours

Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

By appointment only

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