If you can’t hear the TV, what’s the first thing you do? Turn up the volume, right? Unfortunately, that’s not going to do much good if you are plagued by high-frequency hearing loss – one of the most common types of hearing loss. In that case, you’re going to need a TV listening device specifically designed to amplify human voices.
What Is High-Frequency Hearing Loss
If you or someone you love often complains about people these days not speaking clearly it could be a sign of high-frequency hearing loss, which affects your ability to understand what is being said.
Some voices, like those of women and children, might be particularly hard to decipher. There are also certain sounds, like those made by the consonants S, H and F, that fall in the high-frequency range. Following the conversation when you’re in a big group or a noisy restaurant can be a challenge, too. If you suffer from this type of hearing loss, you may also have a hard time hearing birds.
According to How'sYourHearing.org, a website run by the American Academy of Audiology, “High-frequency hearing loss may be difficult for patients to ‘self-diagnose’ because it occurs slowly over decades. Persons with high-frequency sensorineural hearing loss often note they can hear, but they cannot hear clearly. They may say ‘people don’t speak as clearly as they used to…’ These are common observations from people with high-frequency sensorineural hearing loss.”
Causes of High-Frequency Hearing Loss
The most common causes of high-frequency hearing loss are:
- Chronic exposure to loud noises
- Disease or infection
What to Do if the Dialogue on TV Is Too Quiet
You don’t need to crank up the sound of the explosions, power tools or crashing waves on your favorite TV programs. You just want to understand what everyone is saying. Chair Speaker, one of the most innovative TV hearing devices on the market, utilizes voice-enhancing technology that allows you to do just that.
You don’t have to give up your ability to hear your loved ones talking – or your grandkids laughing! (And you also won’t have to listen to anyone telling you the TV is too loud!). Our wireless speakers for TV provide a personalized solution that will allow you – and your family – to get back to enjoying your favorite shows.