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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.

"It's important that a person gets an open fitting when they have high frequency hearing loss. An open fitting is when the fit of the hearing aid leaves most of the ear canal open to hear low frequencies, with only a small tip in the ear to amplify the high frequencies. By using any hearing aid that fills up the ear canal, you would actually prevent someone from hearing low tones - so they would actually be worse off than before they had a hearing aid," Wohlers said.

So how exactly does one find out if they have a high frequency hearing loss? The best test to determine if you have high frequency hearing loss, Wohlers suggested, is to simply sit and close your eyes, and have a friend say one of the following words: "Feet", "Teach", "Fish", or "Keep". If someone is unable to hear the higher frequencies, or the consonants, they most likely would not be able to repeat the spoken word back.

"It's important that the eyes stay closed, since a lot of people rely on lip reading without realizing that they do," Wohlers emphasized.

The Hearing Loss Association of America also states that while 95% of Americans with hearing loss could be successfully treated with hearing aids, only 22% actually use them.

For more information about high frequency hearing loss or obtaining an open fitting for a hearing aid, visit http://www.myhearpod.com/ or contact Randy Wohlers at 1-800-851-2414.

About HearPod, Inc. - Hearing Aids:
HearPod hearing aids are the successful culmination of 30 years of solving the needs of hearing impaired people. HearPod aids are 100% digital, full-featured and have some of the most advanced noise canceling and sound amplification computer chips available. Their innovative design also reduces sound feedback inside the ear, thereby making HearPod hearing aids among the most comfortable to wear.

Contact:
Randy Wohlers, Founder
HearPod, Inc.
800-851-2414
Website: http://www.myhearpod.com/
Blog: http://www.myhearpod.com/blog/
customerservice @ hearpod.com

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