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Many hearing loss sufferers complain about a lack of empathy from those with normal hearing in understanding how hearing loss affects them. Not all sound is affected in the same way. Spoken word may be easier or more difficult to hear than music. To provide a broader understanding, below are samples of music and speech, altered to show what could be missed through typical age-related hearing loss. Click the tabs below to hear each of the samples. NB. Please note this is designed for use by those without hearing loss.
Normal Hearing (No Hearing Loss)
This sample is the original musical recording. Listen to this one first - it will allow you to better gauge the differences between it and the following recording.
Note the line that represents what you can hear is near flat from left to right. This indicates that the sound is being heard evenly throughout the entire spectrum. This would be the ideal scenario.
Simulated Mild to Moderate High Frequency Hearing Loss
This sample is exactly the same as the one to the left but now simulates what a person with mild to moderate, age-related, hearing loss may experience.
Note that the line is now falling when we get into higher frequencies. This indicates that higher-pitched noises would be more difficult to hear.
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