Purpose of Hearing Loss Profiling Website

Hearing loss profiling is a way of placing a given hearing loss into an exclusive category and then describing the hearing loss in terms of communication, use, and satisfaction parameters.


Aided Condition
Unaided Condition
  • Activity limitation (Disability)
  • Participation Restriction (Handicap)
  • Difficulty:
    • in one-on-one situations
    • with TV
    • in small groups
    • in unfavorable listening conditions
  • Hearing aid use (expressed as a percent of a 16 hour day)
  • Hearing aid satisfaction (expressed as a "percent satisfied")