Having trouble with certain voices?
Having problems hearing certain voices, particularly children, or women's voices is a serious concern for lots of folks.
It is generally associated with a loss of sensitivity to the higher frequencies of sound, particularly those falling between 1K Hz and 4K Hz.
This problem is potentially one where we have the most to lose. If, the child we can’t hear is that special grandchild, or if, we are having problems with understanding the women, or the man that we love, then we have at risk those most tender and intimate of communications and relationships.
Let’s face it these are the communications that matter. If, we are having trouble understanding those closest to us, then we are introducing additional stresses and the potential for greater misunderstanding into those relationships and experiences that matter most in life.
Often times this problem is caused by a relatively mild or moderate loss of sensitivity to a select band of tones, particularly those in the higher pitch or frequency range. This very common problem can cause considerable difficulty understanding, even if you have normal hearing sensitivity throughout the entire range below 1 KHz.
You may hear certain people and all sorts of environmental sounds without difficulty, but other sounds are muffled and some people seem like they’re just mumbling.
It may often seem that you may have no trouble hearing men’s voices, but a very difficult time hearing the higher pitched voices of women and children. In some such cases great difficulty understanding easily and clearly can occur even when there is little or no background noise.
It’s a tremendous loss when even in relatively quiet environments you cannot understand your friends, wife, children and grandchildren.
This type of hearing loss causes all sorts of problems, misunderstandings and added tensions in the relationships we care most about. And, because low frequencies are often heard at near normal levels, this type of loss is the hardest to self diagnose, as from the sufferers standpoint, people just sound like they are mumbling.
Yet, this is one of the areas where our industry has made some of the biggest strides over the past few years.
Every company making hearing aids is aware of the huge number of people suffering with this type of untreated hearing problem and the potential for equally huge profits if they can reach them. Most companies have excellent instrumentation specifically designed to help overcome this common problem.
A quick, simple, painless check of your hearing thresholds will let you know if this is what is causing your problems.
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