Tuesday, October 13, 2009

What does hearing loss sound like?

The Phonak site has a great set up that will allow you to click on a sound to hear the way people with normal hearing would hear it.  Then you can click on the same sound to hear it the way someone with a mild loss or a moderate loss hears it.

My loss is moderate to severe and you can actually hear more on the link under "moderate loss" than what I can hear without my hearing aids.  With my aids, it sounds like "mild loss" most of the time, but in noisy situations, it still sounds like a moderate loss.  

Try it...you don't have to download anything, just turn on your speakers.

In my next post, I will explain audiograms, show you my own, and where certain speech sounds fall on the chart.


  1. I just found your blog! What wonderful writing you have. I just went to this website and learned alot. I know several people who are hard of hearing and this was a real eye opener!

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for your sweetness!


  2. After know how hearing loss sounds like, I don't want to experience it. I think if that happen to me. It will going to change everything in my life. I don't what I will do if that happens.

    hearing loss


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