Say What? Understanding High Frequency Hearing Loss
Do you struggle to hear, but only when it comes to specific voices or sounds? For example, you might have no trouble hearing the local newscaster’s voice on television at night, but you’re unable to hear the birds chirping outside or a small child speaking.
If the above scenario sounds familiar, you may be suffering from high frequency hearing loss.
While hearing loss is prevalent in older Americans, this isn’t an issue that is isolated to the over 65 crowd. According to a recent study published by JAMA, the number of U.S. adults ages 20 and older with hearing loss is expected to increase from 44 million in 2020 to 74 million by 2060. This can be caused by such things as loud music, certain medications and illnesses, damage to the eardrum, and, of course, aging.
Being unable to hear at higher ranges is one of the first signs of hearing loss. While this can create a variety of challenges in your life, it is also something you can address with the right hearing devices.