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Hearing loss can manifest in a range of degrees, including mild, moderate, moderately-severe, severe, or profound. It can also affect different pitches or frequencies. A series of hearing tests can determine the degree of hearing loss compared to the average of many other adult listeners with typical hearing.
The volume of sounds is measured in decibels (dB), with the softest whisper being 15-20 dB and a jet engine being 120 dB. The softest sounds that can be heard are called thresholds. Normal hearing thresholds for adults are considered to be 0-25 dB across the range of frequencies tested. Speech testing is also conducted as part of the evaluation to assess the levels of particular words that can be heard clearly. These tests can help determine the type of hearing loss, which can be conductive, sensorineural, or mixed.
Mixed hearing loss is a condition where a person has both sensorineural and conductive hearing loss, which means there are issues with both the inner and outer/middle ear. The conductive hearing loss aspect may be temporary or permanent, depending on the cause. It can be treated with medical management and hearing aids are often recommended as a treatment option.
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