What does hearing loss sound like?
I can hear, but I don’t understand properly
Hearing loss often affects our ability to understand speech. In particular, the consonants /P/, /K/, /F/, /H/ or all /T/, /Sh/ and /S/ sounds are no longer heard.
We can't hear what other people hear. People with hearing loss are usually unable to explain how the hearing loss affects them or what they hear and what they don’t hear.
The following sound tracks are meant to give you or other people an idea of how hearing loss changes perception.
In this simulation you can discover how sensorineural hearing losses affect hearing. This type of hearing impairment is by far the most frequent and is caused by a dysfunction of the inner ear. Click Here To Try.
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Causes of hearing loss
Types of hearing loss
How hearing loss sounds
Consequences of hearing loss
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