Hearing Aid Resource for Consumers

How to Read Your Hearing Test

Your hearing loss is unusual, but not rare. You have a mild to moderate low frequency hearing loss, with close to normal hearing in the high frequencies. The primary effect will be a loss of overall loudness. You will need to be much closer than normal to carry on conversations, and may warning sounds, even if audible, will not be loud enough to grab your attention.

If the hearing thresholds in both ears at 500 Hz is 35 dB or worse, you probably need hearing aids.

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