What is the normal hearing level threshold for a 40 year old?
There is lots of information on the net but a radio programme on the BBC a week ago verified something I suspected for many years. As you get older usually one ear loses some of its capacity to hear so one becomes more dominant in comparison to the other. Also as you become older, you are more likely to lose the capability to hear the lighter, treble sounds around you so you’ll hear the base sounds more which perhaps makes things sound muffled. And when people talk therefore you may not hear certain words as clearly, those that begin with the letter “S” come to mind. Assuming you have no physical damage or unusual medical problems, or have been in very loud concerts or listening to music loudly on a personal stereo or via headphones, you may find that you have excess wax causing hearing loss and may require ear syringing at your Dr’s surgery or perhaps ear drops/olive oil added. But avoid pushing anything into the ear as you can easily cause damage and that includes using those little