People with Mild - Moderate hearing loss often say they hear well in quiet environments when talking one-on-one with someone; however, not so well when they are in noisy environments, nor when a person is facing away or is standing some distance away from them. People with Mild - Moderate hearing loss can often benefit from using hearing aids.
Severe hearing loss will almost always affect a person's daily life. Someone with severe hearing loss cannot hear sounds softer than 70-90 dB. This means that they may be unable to hear sounds like loud conversation or traffic noise.
Someone with severe hearing loss may seek a stronger hearing aid with enhanced noise blocking technology.