Question: What does it mean to be hard of hearing?

Deaf usually refers to a hearing loss so severe that there is very little or no functional hearing. Hard of hearing refers to a hearing loss where there may be enough residual hearing that an auditory device, such as a hearing aid or FM system, provides adequate assistance to process speech.

What are the symptoms of being hard of hearing?

General signs of hearing lossdifficulty hearing other people clearly and misunderstanding what they say, especially in noisy places.asking people to repeat themselves.listening to music or watching TV with the volume higher than other people need.difficulty hearing on the phone.More items

How do I know if my baby is deaf?

Signs of hearing loss in your baby can include: Not being startled by loud sounds. Not turning toward a sound after hes 6 months old. Not saying single words like “mama” or “dada” by the time hes 1 year old.

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