So what is 100db? Onto google and I found a comparison chart...
I didn't know that the loudest sound possible was 194db but wonder what might make that kind of noise. Years ago I was tested with equipment that tested up to 140db and nothing registered then either - so I presume you could safely say I'm totally deaf in both ears.
The reason I had to have my hearing tested is that I've applied for a fire alarm (vibrating). At present, if there was a fire at night, the only thing that might wake me is my cat. The local fire service don't believe puss is reliable, so have suggested a vibrating alarm. Because I live alone and have a great need for it, I can apply for funding. They are usually very expensive so they're not in my 5 year plan, and I've always said you have to die of something anyway!! And hence the reason for the test - to satisfy the funders that I am in fact... Deaf.
So this afternoon I spent a few minutes in an audiologists office with a pair of headphones on my head while I tried to hear one iota of sound. My reliability of response was consistent. That's good. I like to be consistent.
I was rather pleased to put my implant back on and hear again afterwards. The implant puts me back in the speech zone. I can't wear the implant at night though as it falls off so no point and this is why i need the alarm.
Next time I'm in Auckland, I'll get a test done to show you my aided hearing. I don't have anything current to compare with this test today :)