What Is A High Frequency Loss Hearing Aid?

All of Advanced Affordable's HearClear brand hearing aids can do a great deal to help high frequency hearing loss, in addition to some of the more specific uses or hearing loss levels that they were designed for.  In fact, some also do quite a bit to help with mid and low frequency loss as well. So the key takeway here is to understand that although you may feel or may have been diagnosed with high frequency hearing loss, that is only a piece of the puzzle in helping you find the right HearClear brand hearing aid for you.

We get a lot of questions on what exactly high frequency hearing loss is. In simple terms, high frequency hearing loss affects a persons ability to specifically understand speech. This occurs because the consonants (like S, H, and F) are high frequency sounds in the 1500 to 6000 hertz range. Losing the ability to hear those frequencies makes hearing those sounds much more difficult to discern. Oftentimes, a person suffering from high frequency loss tells us that the person can hear other people talking, but they can't understand what it is they are saying.

In recent years the ability to treat high frequency hearing loss has come a long way. With the advent of digital hearing aids that can process incoming sounds, we now have a tool that can effectively target and amplify desired sound. Another step forward has been the open-fit hearing aid. Open-fit hearing aids allow low and mid frequency sounds into the ear normally so that only the high frequency sounds are amplified. Using closed domes on an open fit hearing aid will also help to get more of a low and mid frequency response if needed.

If you have had a hearing test or know that understanding speech is where you have struggles, several of our hearing aids might be the perfect fit for you. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact our helpful staff who are here to serve your needs!