Can hearing aids help with high-frequency hearing loss?

Published: Jul 03 2013 12:08:07 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 16 2014 03:48:28 PM EDT
Hearing Aid

By Mayo Clinic News Network

In recent years, hearing aid manufacturers have made great strides in developing hearing aids that are more effective for all types of hearing loss -- including high-frequency hearing loss.

The advent of digital technology has resulted in significant hearing aid improvements. Other types of hearing aids now also work well for high-frequency hearing loss.

To find the best hearing aid for your situation, make an appointment with an audiologist to have your hearing tested and to discuss your specific needs. Together, you can decide which features will be most helpful for your hearing loss.

Because it may take some time to get used to a hearing aid, most manufacturers allow at least a 30-day trial period during which you can try out the hearing aid and return it for a refund if you're not satisfied.

-- Paul Y. Takahashi, M.D.

Source: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/high-frequency-hearing-loss/AN01853/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=housecall&pubDate=11/14/2012