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High-frequency hearing loss makes it difficult to perceive many of the high-frequency voiceless consonants such as the “t,” “k,” “f,” “th,” “sh,” and “s” sounds. As a result, those suffering from high-frequency loss find it difficult to understand conversation. Hearing instrument manufacturers understand that this problem cannot be fully overcome simply by amplifying the higher frequencies, particularly for those with severe to profound high-frequency hearing loss. This understanding has led to the development of a “frequency shifting” feature found in many instruments, which shifts high-pitch sounds to lower frequencies where hearing is typically better. While this feature may require a period of adjustment, it enables those with significant high-frequency hearing loss to better respond to speech and environmental sounds.

P.S. High-frequency hearing loss is the most common type of hearing impairment.

Hearing loss can affect anyone and has a profound effect on our ability to communicate with the people around us. Modern hearing aids are extremely effective and if fitted well by an experienced audiologist, they can make a real difference. To schedule a hearing exam, please call EAR & HEARING CLINIC. We are registered members of the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario. “Hear the Sounds of Life.”



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