Knowledge Base

What Does It Sound Like to Have Hearing Loss? – Part 1

Written by Stephen Wheatley
28 Apr 2017

To many of us, hearing loss is such a completely abstract concept very difficult to truly understand until it happens to you, or someone close to you.

Sometimes, you may not even notice that your hearing’s been damaged until it’s too late, the early stages of hearing loss are difficult to identify, particularly in our modern life, which is full of a cacophony of sounds.

We’ve put together a number of tracks so that you can experience what it’s like to have various types of hearing loss.

This will enable you to experience the effects of hearing loss for yourself. And hopefully, it will also encourage you to take your hearing more seriously. If you know people with hearing loss, these files will enable you to get a glimpse of what the world sounds like to them.

If you think you may already have hearing loss, no matter how slight, it may well be worth visiting your GP and getting a referral to an audiologist so that your hearing can be tested and perhaps stop it from getting worse before it is too late.

Over the course of the next few days, we will publish nine different tracks which will show you what different types of hearing loss are like.