What can be done for low frequency hearing loss?

Can hearing aids help with it? I have difficulty hearing men’s voices in particular, it is very irritating.

Just purchased some cheap hearing aids. Articles say that low frequency hearing loss is rare and difficult to correct.


I’m not sure how inexpensive aids work but I’m afraid they may not be as effective in helping specific mid to low range hearing loss. I imagine they just magnify all sounds which would be awful!:confused:

I have finally gotten a pair because our insurance has finally after all these years agreed to pay towards hearing aids.
My audiologist used the computer to program them to my hearing loss specifics customized from my hearing test. So they seem to pick up those lower registers which I’m mostly deaf in in my right ear without magnifying the high pitches which I can already hear. If I had to hear that even louder than I can’t imagine how that could trigger migraines day after day.

I wish you the best of luck it’s so hard for me being secluded in conversations in large groups or when someone covers their mouth when I’m talking to them because it’s for sure I’m not going to understand them! The hearing aids have helped.

Hi. I know virtually nothing about hearing aids and deafness except I live with somebody who needs one! Are you saying yours has been successful. My Other Half had one, for a few days, and your words reminded me of his comments minutes before he took it back.

The only explanation I could find on the internet was they are designed to be worn constantly and eventually will select out the conversation you want to hear from background noise in the same way as does the brain of an hearing ear. Be interested to read your comments. Helen

While it’s true the longer you wear it the more your brain gets use to all the noise and learns to not listen to nonessential noise like your hair brushing against the microphone, which still drives me crazy🤣, or hearing your hands against your clothes who knew how loud that could be?!?, mine are specifically set to my range of hearing loss. They are called resound I believe and I have an app on my phone and I can turn each one up and down or off. They have restaurant setting, noise settings which filter out excess noise. It also lets you adjust base, tenor settings.
It also has a tinnitus setting you can play soft music,white noice, or rain etc directly into your ears through your aids no one else can hear them.

I have to say after a year though at the end of a day I’m tired of how loud the world is and am glad to take them off! They just make everything loud! I can’t imagine an aid that magnifies all pitches and not your specific range! But it’s a gift to hear better.

Hope this information helped. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Thanks for going into detail. I can see I need further research before I push him back into the hearing specialists arms. He doesn’t think he needs them. I certainly do. It’s me going hoarse constantly repeating myself. Drives me crazy.

Hearing aids do help if you have hearing loss plus dizziness. My dizziness is down by 25 percent if I wear my hearing aids(which I bought without ENT consultation). But all the sounds have been magnified as someone above said which is quite brutal.

That’s interesting you have low frequency hearing loss. I have low frequency sensitivity in my ears during an attack. I’ve not experienced any hearing loss though. I hope you find some relief!

I have this at certain frequencies, but constantly.

Really? That’s got to be annoying. Really low bass sounds get me good.

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Yep, identical. I can’t watch live music anymore if there’s a large bass element. Light pub gigs are fine now.

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