ON AIR: Do You Have Problems Hearing Speech in Background Noise?

ON AIR: Do You Have Problems Hearing Speech in Background Noise?

by | Aug 24, 2022 | Hearing Loss, Patient Resources, Radio Show

Are you one of the thousands of Americans who struggle to hear speech in a noisy room?

This is the most common complaint heard at Audiology Associates and is common not just in those with a hearing loss but with any patient as they get older.

In this episode, Dr. Melissa Segev discusses the best treatment for anyone struggling with distinguishing conversation in noisy environments. Listen in!

Why Do So Many People Struggle with Hearing in Loud Environments?

As we age, our ability to multi-listen fades. What that means is that trying to listen to one person speak while there is other auditory input becomes more difficult as we get older.

This is because the brain struggles to focus on only one sound; it is trying to do everything at once because the sounds are blending.

What’s the Treatment?

The best treatment for anyone struggling with picking out conversation in loud places is hearing aids.

Hearing aids can separate out the background noise and help you focus on the speaker.

If you are at a party, your hearing aids will focus on the person’s voice who is speaking to you, enhance their voice, and filter out the background chatter.

That is really beneficial for social environments!

Even if you don’t have a hearing loss, this can be so helpful because it gives you the ability to hear what your brain can’t separate out otherwise.

As for wearing the hearing aids all the time, if you don’t have a hearing loss, then we can recommend a device that you can wear only when in the noisiest of places. They are significantly less expensive than other hearing aids and are worn for a specific time and place.

At Audiology Associates, we provide a custom fit for your hearing aids and a wide selection of choices for you. We partner with all of the major hearing aid companies, including Oticon, Phonak, and ReSound, so we know that you will find the device that is the best fit for you and your lifestyle.

We strive to provide comprehensive hearing healthcare and value your input throughout the process.

If you think you could use some extra help hearing when you are in public, noisy spaces, call us at Audiology Associates to schedule an appointment at (410) 944-3100 to get your hearing tested.

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Dr. Melissa Segev Au.D, F.A.A.A.

Dr. Segev, co-owner of Audiology Associates, proudly represents the values of excellent patient care upon which her practice was established in 1977. She understands that to properly treat the patient, excellent state-of-the-art medical testing is required along with acute listening and understanding of the patient’s perceptions of how they are feeling and what their needs might be.

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