Hearing Blog

Hearing vs. Understanding

August 9, 2017

One of the most difficult problems people with hearing loss face is understanding speech. Yes, understanding. Notice, I did not use the word “hearing,” because with hearing loss it’s not really about hearing the speech but being able to discriminate “D” from “G” or “ringing” from “singing.” Each vowel, consonant, word ending and sound corresponds to a specific frequency, and as hearing loss occurs and certain frequencies are lost, the brain simultaneously loses the ...

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