What is High-Frequency Hearing Loss?
According to Healthy Hearing, one of the most common types of hearing loss is known as high-frequency hearing loss.
This means high-pitch sounds are harder to hear. It can affect anyone of any age, but is common in older adults with age-related hearing loss, as well as people exposed to loud noises.
High-frequency hearing loss occurs when the tiny hair-like sensory hearing cells in your cochlea (inner ear) are damaged. These hair cells, known as stereocilia, are responsible for translating the sounds your ears collect into electrical impulses, which your brain eventually interprets as recognizable sound.
People of all ages can be affected by high-frequency hearing loss—and the reasons causing it are just as varied – Aging, Noise, Genetics, Medications, and Diseases.
Read more about High-Frequency Hearing Loss in this detailed article by Debbie Clason and Joy Victory at Healthy Hearing – click here.
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Susan E. Terry, Au.D., F-AAA, F-NAP
Doctor of Audiology
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