I just hit 71 …. Sheesh. Hearing range degradation is inevitable as we age .
I’m still north of 10K into low 11K but down from 12k two-odd years ago.
one of my good friends (and ex client ) is a PHD audiologist with a $175,000 audio system ,,,,
here is - as I understand it - his ad hoc comments to me about hearing loss, hearing aids, and it’s effects on audiophile enjoyment.
- inserting use of new hearing aids at your current assessed performance level MAY not be suitable for you YET ( you may not be classed as “that bad” currently, where hearing aids are generally prescribed, and thus they may introduce new unintended and unfavourable adverse effects to your audio fun and hearing ease in general. ) …..they amplify EVERYTHING around you, not just the soundstage elements in front of you.
- please DO NOT get sucked in by any online “ quick & fast ‘n easy” or otherwise add hoc layman’s suggested DIY home audiology / hearing test assessment kits ; …. DO go get PROPERLY examined and assessed with a professional recommended course of action by a qualified licensed professional audiology medical practitioner.
It is not the growing old that troubles me the most …. It’s the side effects.