What does high-frequency hearing loss mean?
In the high-frequency range, the consonants and also the sibilants, such as S and F, are perceived by the ear. In the low-frequency range, however, are the vowels, such as O, U, E, I, A. For speech comprehension, these are less important..
If you have a pronounced high-frequency hearing loss, but your low-frequency perception is normal, you can hear your conversation partner at normal volume, but only indistinctly. Your understanding of speech is limited. On the other hand, you can perceive the volume normally. If you are affected by high frequency hearing loss, you can get a hearing aid that can help you very well. A professional fitting and a detailed consultation you can take with us very gladly..
Do you want to finally hear your conversation partner clearly again and basically have a problem understanding speech? Then you are welcome to contact us in this regard. Our hearing aid experts will advise you free of charge and without obligation. Together, we will find the right hearing aid for your needs. You are very welcome to call us at any time, the consultation is non-binding and free of charge for you. If desired, we will be very happy to accompany you on your way to better hearing and help you with the settings of your hearing aid and other details.
How does high-frequency hearing loss occur?
The causes and reasons for high-frequency hearing loss vary widely. If you can no longer hear high tones, this usually happens at an advanced age. Also, when the hair cells are damaged, which are located in the inner ear or when you are exposed to enormous noise, the high-frequency hearing loss occurs.
Typical symptoms of high-frequency hearing loss.
Your speech comprehension is massively limited in high-frequency hearing loss. You can perceive the volume without restrictions. However, you feel that the people around you do not speak clearly. However, you perceive the volume as normal. Maybe that's why you don't think about the fact that you might have a hearing loss. Nevertheless, it is even more important to take care of your hearing loss as soon as possible.
The high-frequency hearing loss in different degrees.
There are different degrees of high-frequency hearing loss. In everyday life, this hearing loss hinders you very much..
A mild high-frequency hearing loss is characterized by the fact that you have problems understanding speech in everyday life. Conversations with people and conversations are very troublesome for you. Even watching television is no longer as entertaining. For mild hearing loss, you can already get help with a hearing aid. The sooner you take care of it, the better. You'll get the best results with a behind-the-ear hearing aid.
With moderate high-frequency hearing loss, you have trouble in group conversations. You're already trying to read words from a conversation partner's lips. You can understand a low male voice better than a high female voice or a child's voice. Very often, you receive advice from friends and family that you may need hearing aids. Even if you have a moderate high-frequency hearing loss, a behind-the-ear device will help you as a good option.
With a profound high-frequency hearing loss, your hearing loss is already very severe and the inner ear is damaged. You can almost no longer understand speech. Without the provision of a hearing aid it does not work. In this case, too, the behind-the-ear device is recommended for you. Highest quality should be your priority. With a good consultation, you can achieve very good results and improve your speech understanding enormously.
What are the treatment options for a high-frequency hearing loss?
As mentioned above, high-frequency hearing loss occurs in varying degrees. With a hearing aid, you can treat this hearing loss well. An individual fitting is crucial. Your hearing aid should be properly fitted. This way you can perfectly adapt to the current life situation or hearing situation. A good hearing aid provides you with optimal support in everyday life. The desired sounds can be distinguished and separated from background noise and other ambient noise by the modern technological functions of a hearing aid. The hearing aid automatically adapts to the environment. It is best to choose a behind-the-ear hearing aid. Here, our experts support you so that you can choose exactly the right design for your hearing situation..
A special hearing test will help you decide whether or not a hearing aid is necessary.
Such a test is done at room volume. We are talking about a volume of 65 dB. This is about "one syllable comprehension" in a room with low sound levels. You should get at least 80% in each ear. Otherwise, you will be advised to use a hearing aid. This will help you understand the high frequency hearing loss or diminished tones again. As a result, you will enjoy a clear perception of speech. Even then, if you have a high-frequency hearing loss, you can understand your surroundings well again and enjoy more quality of life again..