Grades of Hearing Impairment American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Slight Hearing Loss 16 - 25 (dB) decibels "People with slight hearing loss may have trouble hearing faint (quiet) speech. They may also have to listen carefully in important or difficult situations." Indiana State Department of Health Mild Hearing Loss 26 - 40 (dB) decibels "For people with mild hearing loss, understanding speech can be difficult. They can usually hear well if they are listening to a single person speak in a quiet situation. However, they have trouble hearing faint or distant speaking. People with mild herring loss usually can benefit from hearing aids." Indiana State Department of Health Moderate Hearing Loss 41 - 55 (dB) decibels "Listening is a strain for people with moderate hearing loss. While they can understand what a person says if the person is close, it can be difficult for them to hear someone else in a noisy environment. People with moderate hearing loss may miss 50 - 75% of speech in a conversation and often need to have part of the conversation repeated. People with moderate hearing loss usually can benefit from hearing aids." Indiana State Department of Health Moderately Severe Hearing Loss 56 - 70 (dB) decibels "People with moderate - severe hearing loss can miss up to 100% of speech in a conversation and need for a conversation to be very loud. Again, people with moderate - severe hearing loss usually can benefit from hearing aids." Indiana State Department of Health
Severe Hearing Loss 71 - 90 (dB) decibels "People with severe hearing loss may hear a loud voice, if the person speaking is one foot (12 inches) away from his/her ear. They may be able to identify noises in their environment (for example, a paper rustling or traffic outside), but often appear to be ignoring conversation from the people around them." Indiana State Department of Health
Profound Hearing Loss 91+ dB (decibels) "People with profound hearing loss are considered to be deaf. They may detect very loud sounds, and ae usually aware of vibrations (movements) around them. People with this degree of hearing loss may rely on vision (sight), rather than hearing, as their main way of communicating with other people. People with profound hearing loss may benefit from treatments or therapies that amplify sound… but may benefit more from a cochlear implant." Indiana State Department of Health
Seniors and other people with hearing loss make life easier for themselves with amplified phones.
What ARE the benefits of an amplified
phone for seniors?Seniors and elderlywith hearing loss who use quality amplified
telephones with the NEWER TECHNOLOGIES notice an improvement in their
lives!! When family and friends don't have to keep repeating what they
say, life gets more enjoyable and there is less isolation.
We recommend that even if a senior or elderly hard of hearing person has a hearing aid an amplified phone is still necessary. Hearing aids are removed at night when going to bed and if an emergency call comes through or an emergency call needs to be made an amplified phone next to the bed is important for seniors when the hearing aids are out.
Seniors who are able to carry on conversations over the phone without constantly have to ask people to repeat themselves have improved feelings about themselves. Life overall gets better with less anxiety about talking on the phone and depression. Relationships with children and grandchildren can improve and seniors may experience an increase in social activities. Older people and seniors who are still employed need to hear clearly too so as not to make mistakes in business dealings. Seniorswill be less likely to make mistakes with doctor and dentist appointments when the words are easier to understand. Often seniors and elderly people will show up on the wrong day or the wrong time because they didn't hear the information correctly on the phone. Many of the new amplified phones for seniors have technology that not only makes the words amplified (louder) but also has the ability to make similar letter sounds more clear, such as the letters p and b. There will be less mistakes with driving directions and important medical directions given by a nurse, doctor or pharmacist when a person with hearing loss uses an amplified big button phone for seniors.
Low vision phones for the elderly are practical - there are less mistakes dialing when the backlit screen is larger with big fonts and some phones have talking Caller ID and talking keypads that affirm that you pressed the correct key. Amplified big button phones make dialing easier for seniors and elderly, especially if they have hand tremors from Parkinson's or MS. It can also make it easier to dial for seniors with arthritis in their hands.
Phones for seniors can make thoughtful gifts anytime of the year, don't make the enjoyment of hearing wait until a holiday. Modern Senior Products is the place to buy phones for seniors.
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