One comment we hear time and time again is, “I can hear people talking, but I can’t understand what they’re saying”.
Three reasons why this might be happening.
High frequency hearing loss
High frequency loss makes it difficult to understand the articulated high pitch consonant sounds that help you understand whether someone said, face and space. Those subtle sounds are important in order to correctly understand what someone is saying.
Our brains are very smart. The brain will use lip reading cues to determine the right letter but sometimes doesn’t always get it right.
Correcting with hearing aids is the best way to attain clarity to hear those sounds you are missing.
A second reason you may have trouble hearing what people say is because of a noisy environment. Even people without a hearing loss can struggle to hear someone when it is noisy.
This is known as the Cocktail Party Effect where competing sounds make it difficult for you to follow a single conversation.
Directional microphones in hearing aids combined with the computer processing that prioritizes delivering speech to your ears. These are a must have feature in modern hearing aids.
The brains ability to process sound
The third reason may not be your ears, your ears may be working just fine. The issue might be auditory deprivation. To understand words it is necessary to hear all the speech sounds, transmit them to the brain, and decode the meaning. If anything disrupts this sequence it is likely that you will hear but not understand.
This means the sound is going into your ears just fine but your brain is having trouble interpreting what you hear into things you can understand.
Over time people with a hearing loss can become less engaged in social environments. They may also switch off from life which results in depression, social isolation and increases risk of Alzheimer’s or Dementia.
If you are or have been experiencing difficulty hearing CALL NOW and take the first steps you need to find out if you are a candidate for hearing aids. Absolute Hearing Care Centers are happy to offer a FREE consultation and give you all the information you need to make an informed decision.
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