Your Hearing

Degrees of Hearing Loss

Between the two extremes of hearing well and hearing nothing, there are many degrees of hearing loss. The degree of hearing loss varies from person to person. The terms used to describe the degree of hearing loss are mild, moderate, moderately severe, severe and profound. Most hearing losses are mild to moderate.

  • Mild hearing loss: unable to hear soft sounds, difficulty understanding speech clearly in noisy environments.
  • Moderate hearing loss: unable to hear soft and moderately loud sounds, considerable difficulty understanding speech, particularly with background noise.

A hearing test performed by a hearing care provider can accurately determine your type and degree of hearing loss. If you notice any signs of hearing loss, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our clinicians, by calling 613-916-6111.