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Ranges of Hearing Loss

Presented by:
ACC ~ The Audiology Awareness Campaign

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The audiogram shows the ranges of hearing loss for adults. The ranges that are listed are fairly standard across the United States although some variations do exist.

-10dB to 25dB = Normal range (Grey)

26dB to 40 dB = Mild hearing loss (purple)

41 dB to 55 dB = Moderate hearing loss (red)

56 dB to 70 dB = Moderately Severe hearing loss (green)

71 dB to 90 dB = Severe hearing loss (yellow)

over 90 dB = Profound hearing loss. (blue)

This article was submitted by:
Glen R. Meier, M.S., CCC-A, FAAA

Audiograms created by: Chris Norman

 
 

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