Hearing Tests

 Should I Get a Hearing Test?

If you believe you are suffering from hearing loss, help is available in San Leandro, CA at Bay Area Hearing Aids. If any of the following statements apply to you, it’s important to get your hearing checked by our hearing instrument specialist to find out if hearing aids would help you.

      When meeting someone for the first time, you are unable to hear them clearly. 

      You listen to the television or radio at a volume level which is uncomfortably loud for 

      others in the room.

     

      You frequently ask people you are speaking with to repeat themselves because it

      sounds as if they are mumbling or their speech is muffled.

      You have frequent ringing in your ears that doesn’t go away.

      You find it difficult to hear conversations in noisy places – such as restaurants or parties.

      You have trouble hearing phone conversations, particularly cell phone conversations or        phone calls with a great deal of background noise.

      You find yourself trying to read lips.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call Bay Area Hearing Aids at 510-292-4027 and make an appointment for a hearing test to see if hearing aids might help you.

 How to Read Your Hearing Test Results?

The normal range of hearing for an adult is considered between 20 and 20,000 Hz. Most sounds we hear are between 250 and 6,000 Hz. A healthy adult should be able to hear sounds between 1 and 20 decibels at any frequency. Hearing loss of 25 decibels or less is considered typical hearing loss for an adult, and a hearing aid probably isn’t required.

Mild

Adults with hearing loss in the 26 to 40-decibel range are said to have mild hearing loss. Symptoms include difficulty understanding quiet conversations or difficulty hearing speech from across the room.

Moderate

Hearing loss in the 41 to 55-decibel range is defined as moderate hearing loss. Those with moderate hearing loss have difficulty hearing conversations at normal volume levels, and listening in noisy environments is extremely difficult.

Moderately Severe

If you have hearing loss in the 56 to 70-decibel range, it is considered moderately severe hearing loss. Symptoms include difficulty hearing quiet conversations or ringing telephones.

Severe

Severe hearing loss is defined as hearing loss that falls between 71 and 90 decibels. With severe hearing loss, you can only hear people who are standing next to you and speaking very loudly.

Mild

Adults with hearing loss in the 26 to 40-decibel range are said to have mild hearing loss. Symptoms include difficulty understanding quiet conversations or difficulty hearing speech from across the room.

If you are suffering ffrom any form of hearing loss, call Bay Area Hearing Aids at 510-292-4027 to set up an appointment.