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All Hearing Aids Are not Created Equal According To MyHearPod.com Founder
Date:3/4/2009

Loss of high frequency hearing can lead to a confusing blend of hearing correctly at normal volumes, but without understanding the consonants in the words spoken. Doctors reveal the specific type of hearing aid that must be used to address this type of hearing loss.

(PRWEB) March 4, 2009 -- Ear Hearing aids have long been known to be the solution for hearing loss. But according to Mr. Randy Wohlers, founder of MyHearPod.com, just any ear hearing aid won't cut it for a type of hearing loss known as high frequency hearing loss.

According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, 10% of all Americans have hearing loss, and this percentage increases with age. The numbers according to a hearing loss study reported by US News were higher: 16.1% of American adults have speech frequency hearing loss, and 31% have high frequency hearing loss.

One of the leading sources of information on hearing loss online, eHealthMD.com, describes high frequency hearing loss on their web site:

"High frequency hearing loss often involves loss of ability to hear consonants such as 's', 'f', 't', and 'z', even though all vowels can be heard normally. Consequently, people can hear but cannot make out what is being said."

The hearing aid industry has hearing aids available to address this type of hearing loss. However, the person with the hearing loss can actually make their hearing worse by choosing the wrong type of hearing aid, according to Wohlers.

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