What is Deafness?

Deafness means that a person has a limited ability to hear sounds. It is a communication difficulty rather than merely a loss of sound perception.

Signs of Hearing Loss

The signs of hearing loss can be subtle and emerge slowly, or they can be significant and come on suddenly. Either way, there are common indications.

Hearing Loss And Deafness

 

Levels of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is often classified by means of different levels. The same definitions are not always used, but the following are among the most common.

How We Hear

The ear is made up of three different sections: the outer ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear.

Audiograms

Sound is an invisible vibration. It travels in waves, spreading outwards from the source of the sound. Sounds are different both in loudness and pitch, often known as frequency.

 

Hearing Aids

Behind the Ear (BTE)
In the Ear (ITE)
In the Canal (ITC)
Cochlear Implant

Hearing Test

Deaf Culture

 

more...One third of hearing loss in the population is preventable.

 



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