Both our vision and our hearing can be affected by aging, but losing our hearing is a more complex issue.
The graphic shows how hearing loss can make certain sounds harder to hear. With age-related hearing loss, high-pitched consonants like f, s and t are more difficult to make out, compared with low-pitched vowels like a, o and u.
The result is being able to hear when others are talking, but not understand what they’re saying. If you routinely think, “I can hear them, but they just don’t sound clear” or “If they would stop mumbling, I wouldn’t have a problem”, there is a good chance you may be suffering from a high-frequency hearing loss.
Vision loss can often be corrected to a normal level with eyeglasses while hearing devices cannot restore hearing to normal. In other words, you can’t expect to have “20/20” hearing from wearing hearing aids like you can with your vision from wearing eyeglasses.
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The first step in determining if you have a loss is scheduling an appointment for a hearing test. Call our office today at 412-752-5780 to schedule your free hearing test.