How we Hear
Human beings have five senses. Every sense receptor is a complex piece of bioengineering. This natural marvel does not have a manmade or mechanical counterpart. It receives and converts sounds of nature, music, conversations with family and friends, etc. into legible sounds that we can relate to.
Hearing tests could be subjective or objective. In a subjective test, the patient’s responses are taken into consideration while in objective tests, measurements are taken with the help of various instruments
Hearing Loss Overview
The human ear is capable of hearing sound from 0 dBhL (faintest sound perceivable by a normal adult) to about 140 dBhL (the noise of a jet engine within 250 yards). Hearing impairment can be classified as follows:
Types and Causes
There are three main types of hearing loss: conductive, sensorineural and mixed
- Conductive Hearing Loss
- Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Signs for Hearing Loss
Patients suffering from hearing loss are stressed out from trying to make sense of what other people are saying. They tend to feel annoyed because they cannot hear them properly. Such people also are embarrassed to meet new people as they might not understand what they are saying.
People suffering from hearing loss must not take this impairment lightly. Hearing impairment has severe repercussions on a person’s daily routine.
Hearing loss also causes depression and other mental issues, which worsen with increasing hearing impairment. Patients of hearing loss become social outcasts over time, leading to severe
How It Helps
Hearing impairment affects people of all ages. However, a hearing aid can make life very easy for the person with hearing impairment. Taking the help of hearing aids as soon as early visible impairment signs appear, can significantly slow its loss and improve the overall quality of life.