Percentage of hearing loss
David & Gwen Coffin
djcoffin at LINKNET.NET
Mon Aug 7 07:52:37 EST 1995
I would like opinions regarding percentage of hearing loss. Many of my
patients have been told by other health care providers (usually their ENT)
that they have XX% of hearing loss. This determination appears to be based
on dB, not a formula (i.e., 50dB loss = 50% loss.) I would like to hear how
others discuss this with their patients.
I attempt to 'convert' their hearing loss to the hearing handicap scale
(i.e., mild, moderate, etc.), but the patients often look at me as if I am
trying to hide something or go against what their physician said.
This is not a major audiology dilemma, but things seem slow on the 'net. :-)
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