What sounds do you have trouble hearing?
Not all hearing loss is equal. There are different kinds of hearing loss that affect different parts of the range of human hearing. Some of the most challenging sounds for many people include the following:
- Sounds in the car, like turn signals or other audio indicators
- Voices of women or children
- Certain words are hard to understand, or are mistaken for other words
- The beeping of some watches, kitchen timers or microwave ovens
The above are all high-frequency sounds, which are more difficult to hear. High-frequency hearing loss is the most common. It often happens as we age.
Do you believe you have hearing loss?
If so, the best thing to do is talk to an audiologist. Hearing loss is a multi-faceted challenge. A professional with training in all aspects of the condition is the best place to start. That’s how to begin making decisions that may lead to a hearing aid, or may point in a different direction.
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