H on H: Hearing Aids on High Frequency Hearing Loss

High frequency hearing loss is the most widespread type of hearing loss in the population.    High frequency hearing loss creeps up slowly, making it dangerous because people cannot diagnose it immediately. And in some cases, people deny it due to minimal symptoms.  Diagnosing high frequency hearing loss is difficult for one to discover it themselves, it is usually discovered by the people talking or communicating with them.

High frequency hearing loss has two major causes.

  The first is presbycusis, or hearing loss due to age.  This naturally happens in people as they age, because the thin hair in their cochlea begins to die off resulting to loss of hair that senses high frequency. The second significant cause is from prolonged noise exposure either in the work environment or other leisure activities. The world we live in is a noisy place and with the type of lifestyle we have, it is easy for us to develop high frequency hearing loss.

High frequency hearing loss is definitely challengiong especially to those who have it and to hearing aid manufacturers. Consonants and high-pitched voices particularly female and children’s voices are the types of sounds that people with high frequency hearing loss cannot hear well enough. They find it especially difficult to converse in groups or to hear background sounds.

Hearing aids on High Frequency Hearing Loss

In recent years, hearing aid manufacturers made great efforts to make hearing aids for high frequency hearing loss because of the demand of this damage.

Thank you to digital technology, digital hearing aids are made – very much different from conventional hearing aids, because the digital ones are adjustable to suit your needs. Digital programmable hearing aids works as a computer chip converts incoming sounds into digital code afterwards scrutinizes and adjusts the amplification based on your needs as shown in your audiogram. The end product would be a sound that is perfectly tuned for the needs of the one who has high frequency hearing loss.

To find the best hearing aid, you should consult your audiologist to what best fits you. Consult them whether you need a digital one or you can just go with the traditional. You audiologist will as well give you the right advice with regards to the medications you have to take and well as if hearing aids will be enough or you should go under surgery. Like noise induced hearing loss, this is curable, and you should take advantage of it, so you could live a normal and audible life.