Nowadays, Americans are increasingly faced with hearing issues and especially with high-frequency hearing loss. The modern rhythm of life, stress and hard work adversely affect our health.
Our team has been helping patients with specific ear problems for many years. Highly qualified specialists are doing everything possible to ensure that our patients quickly recover, using modern methods of diagnosis and treatment. We believe that everyone should monitor their health and seek help in time to prevent the development of complications. Our main goal is to provide all the necessary information for further recovery. Today we’ll talk about high-frequency hearing loss.
What is high-frequency hearing loss?
If a person does not hear sounds in a certain range of high frequencies, then he has high-frequency hearing loss. In units of measurement, it varies from 2000 to 8000 Hz. People with such a problem may perceive women’s or children’s speech worse, due to its higher frequency nature. Some sounds can be heard much quieter than others, or utterly indistinguishable. Many consonants in our language are higher frequency and they are the ones that carry the meaning of the message, it is therefore that people with high-frequency hearing loss end up misunderstanding words. This problem, although specific, is quite common in the world. According to medical statistics, in America, approximately 30% of the population is affected, especially the elderly.
High-frequency hearing loss can also occur in children. Teenagers these days are exposing their ears to loud music and sounds and this can lead to the problem. Educating ourselves on the importance of hearing is important.
The main symptoms are:
Difficulty in perceiving the speech of women and children. Unlike male speech, they have a higher frequency range
Some words seem muffled, or completely indistinguishable
Problems with the recognition of various high sounds (for example, your car turning signal)
A person does not respond to the sound signals of household appliances (microwave, timer, alarm clock, etc.)
You should immediately consult a doctor if you notice at least one of these symptoms in yourself or your loved ones.
What are the causes of high-frequency hearing loss?
Audiologists identify several main reasons that contribute to the emergence of high-frequency hearing loss.
Exposure to noise. This can be a long exposure to noise, or one-time, such as an explosion or shot
Genetic predisposition. Unfortunately, hearing loss may occur if someone in your family has this problem
Previously experienced infectious diseases. High-frequency hearing loss can occur as a complication
Side effects of certain drugs
Exposure to toxic substances or medications
How to treat the high-frequency hearing loss?
Treatment is a necessary measure. Our specialists carry out the necessary diagnostics using modern equipment and techniques. This procedure is safe and painless, so do not be afraid to see a doctor. Because otherwise, you can allow the development of complications.
We create the most comfortable conditions for the patient and explain each step to you in the testing process. After all the necessary examinations, the doctor will offer possible options for improving the patient’s condition.
The appointment of a hearing aid consultation will examine your exact needs. All your options will be considered and the most appropriate device will be prescribed. Hearing aids use your prescription to ensure proper hearing in your daily activities with friends and family. By addressing early on, you’ll help preserve the word clarity as well as diminish the negative effects. When hearing loss is not addressed, individuals find themselves more tired and anxious due to the listening fatigue they experience throughout the day. Modern devices are designed for everyone’s needs. They can be invisible, rechargeable and even act as your bluetooth device for connecting to your phone or music.
Our team of professionals has always been involved in the hearing field and remain up to date on all the newest developments in hearing care technology. Care and maintenance of the devices is something that is simple and will be discussed with you. After the hearing aids are set to your prescription a detailed plan is provided to make you a successful user. Keep in mind that you can buy hearing aids from us at the most affordable price, with a guarantee for long-term and high-quality service.
Using hearing aids in everyday life will allow you to forget about previously experienced problems, and return joy to life. You’ll no longer encounter difficulties in communicating with people and will be able to spend more time with loved ones.
What is the prevention of hearing loss?
Knowing your baseline hearing levels is the first step. Other recommendations include:
Keep a safe volume level when using electronic devices
Use special headphones in a room with a high noise level
You can wear ordinary earplugs when using equipment or household appliances with a high noise level
Following these tips, you’ll maintain health and make life easier for yourself and your loved ones.
About Dr Zhanneta Shapiro
Dr Zhanneta Shapiro received her Masters of Science from Brooklyn College in 2005 and completed her Doctorate of Audiology from Florida University in May 2008. Her graduate training was in various hospitals in the tri-state area and a residency period completed at Ear Nose and Throat Associates of New York. [ Learn More ]