Facts About Hearing Loss
Life is enriched by the experiences we have through our five senses: sight, touch, smell, taste, and hearing. Our senses work together and enable us to learn and enjoy life. Hearing is especially vital; it enables us to communicate our wants, needs, and emotions.
You can’t reverse hearing loss or eliminate all Sound Voids™. However, your audiologist can apply the appropriate care and technology to lessen their effects and improve the quality of sounds you hear. Unfortunately, many people suffering from a hearing impairment are either unaware or ashamed of their condition, and therefore, do not utilize the advanced hearing aid technology that is available here in Traverse City, Cheboygan, Gaylord and Charlevoix.
The loudness of sound is measured in decibels. Pitch is measured in frequency of sound vibrations per second. A deep voice has a low pitch and frequency, whereas, a child’s voice has a high pitch and frequency.
High-Frequency Hearing Loss
In the first stages of hearing loss, the high frequencies are usually lost first. Therefore, difficulty hearing or understanding high-pitched voices of women and children is one of the first symptoms. It is important to recognize that hearing someone and understanding them are two different things. High-frequency hearing loss distorts sound, which makes speech difficult to understand even if it c