Degree of Hearing Loss

The degree of hearing loss varies from person to person and there are several degrees of hearing loss, including mild, moderate, severe, and profound. When someone has a mild hearing loss, he/she typically presents with difficulties hearing in background noise. Someone with a moderate hearing loss, on the other hand, presents with some difficulties hearing soft sounds and hearing in background noise. A person with a severe hearing loss presents with difficulties hearing all sounds with the exception of very loud sounds. And finally, someone with a profound hearing loss is only able to hear extremely loud sounds.