Equalizer to compensate for hearing loss - Any success stories?

65-year-old retired gent here has been wearing Oticon top-of-the-line hearing aids for three years now. My hearing loss is quite pronounced (see audiogram link herein).

Using my iPhone and AirPod pros with this audiogram from the (Health app) yields spectacular results. Now I’d like to see what can be achieved using an equalizer to mimic my audiogram and an amp driving floor standing speakers.

Soliciting your informed feedback/opinions.



Have you had your audiologist apply the Oticon My Music program, and update to the most recent firmware? My hearing loss is even more profound than yours, and this program has made a world of difference. Further, with the new firmware, you can EQ all of your hearing Programs, including my music. 

@elliottbnewcombjr I can't thank you enough for this recommendation. Not only does it directly address my needs, but is amazingly inexpensive. I will order one today!

I was wondering if the sound quality of music is diminished using a hearing aid.

Feedback from my fellow users most appreciated.

I looked at theSchiit Loki as suggested. in my original post see the link to my audiogram which is a frequency response analysis for each year. Like many older listeners, I have a sharp high frequency rollof.f And mine is at 1 kHz. accordingly, the equalizer must have an adjustment near 1 kHz.

unfortunately the Loki jumps from 400 Hz to 2 kg hertz with no adjustment in between. Maybe this won’t make any difference but I have a fair amount of experience with seismic frequency analysis as I am a retired geophysicist. there’s not much of a market out there for equalizers anymore and I’m looking at some of the units which allow for finer adjustment intervals.


If you’ve ever worn hearing aids you you know they are absolutely terrible as Music transducers. not even up to the standards of a second rate in-ear pod. So the plan is to enjoy loudspeaker music without the aids in your ear. Certain hearing aid manufacturers are touting their devices As more music friendly. Trust me, they're all shite.


i’m looking forward to purchasing the next generation of Apple AirPod Max over the ear headphones as I have had wonderful results using AirPod pros with the audiogram correction feature (see original post). This seems to be exclusive to Apple, but the source files must be on an apple device. I use an NAS with.FLAC files and Sonos app to feed my floorstanding speakers.


anyway, you guys have given me some great ideas and I may reach out to you individually.

yours, Doug