As if it is well audible, voluminous. Video

Everything is well audible, detailed, voluminous - this is how people with obvious hearing loss assure themselves and those around them. When it is already noticeable to anyone from the outside that a person is behaving somewhat inadequately, tk. simply can't hear.

Let's try to consider the situation with the rustling of paper. And yes, rustling can be recognized with a very solid drop, barely hearing up to 1000Hz. Why is this happening? What can be done to improve?

Wireless headphones instead of a hearing aid?!

In recent years, more and more often in bluetooth headphones there is a function not only of transparency, but also of work as a hearing aid. Is this a good replacement?

Today it is really customary to see everyone in headphones. People really communicate without taking off their headphones, because. eat "transparency" mode, which allows you to hear people around well, and listen to music in the background. It would seem that there are even several microphones, a smart chip inside and a speaker - in fact the same hearing aid! But, there are nuances.

Little is known to many, but each hearing aid brand has very different amplification modes for each line of hearing aids. The fact is that it is fundamentally not possible to make the sound louder without distortion. And for each person, their own version of the amplification algorithm is optimal. And this is not to mention the fact that hearing loss is different. Of course, different hearing aid brands will also have very different algorithms.

An ordinary person, even if he wants to, cannot try all the brands of hearing aids. It's frankly hard. And requires a visit to the doctor for readjustment. There are different lines of hearing aids, different types, different possibilities. In addition, it would be necessary to try at least a week or two, to tweak something. And even if you imagine such an attempt, then you need to spend at least several months for a person who already does not really hear on tests in terms of audibility.

And now you can just go to a regular store. Buy not the cheapest headphones, connect to the phone - and it works right away. True, there are nuances. Headphones are limited in volume, therefore, even for a full-fledged second degree, it will not be so good. And with hearing loss of the 3rd degree and above - they are useless. But, no one remembers about this: headphones do not exceed 90dB in volume, but CAs do this very often (although this is obviously harmful).

There is another bonus with the headphones: they can reproduce both 100Hz and below. Hearing aids - often from 200-250Hz. And they are aimed more at parsing speech than at music. And therefore, any headphones with a slight drop will seem better. Along the way and cheaper to charge them than to buy batteries for a decent SA.

Of course, on the fly you can change the mood of the headphones. But it certainly doesn't work as well as with hearing aids.

By the way, hearing test app, audiometry is usually wrong. Always do not agree with what the doctor has (and in reality). But the headphones will be set up well, right? It is very surprising that for several years the forcedly created online hearing test - still there was no application that would allow you to simply find out in detail the real state of hearing without leaving your home.

However, many are concerned about the price. And here a kind of formal problem appears: it turns out that the headphones do not need to be registered as a medical device, which is why they are radically cheaper. Plus, it looks interesting. However, it is also important to remember that the vast majority of people wear SA discreetly. They don't want to draw attention to their problem.

It would be very strange to compare: what do you hear better? Alas, while these comparisons are going on, the rumor is exclusively falling. And no one wants to check the audibility in detail. Therefore, it is rather surprising not to notice that the fall is progressing while comparing different models.
Of course, you can choose a convenient format for headphones. And use them. Moreover, many try to compare that some headphones sound better in general or are easier to hear in the noise in them. In general, these are terribly strange comparisons. For example, it would be strange to get an opinion about a certain picture, photograph from a person who does not really see the shades of red. However, those same shades are still a very weak comparison compared to what really happens when hearing falls. But, people love to copy people's experience.

In general, it is worth noting that a large number of microphones in modern headphones are needed to attempt noise reduction and speech transmission during a conversation. They are not "sharpened" for the surrounding sounds. Hence the complete impossibility in general to somehow get good information from the environment. However, manufacturers will soon take into account that such a ... almost free function, which is extremely easy to implement, brings a lot of income. And in the next version they will be able to put the microphones a little better. And if you manage to somehow persuade the regulators in each country, then confirming 5 times on the phone screen that you have been warned, they will give out a volume of 98dB, which will partially cover people with a 3rd degree of hearing loss.

And while all this is happening, no one has the thought that the ear would like to be made better. No one is interested in people who, even at 60 years old, hear perfectly. And all these years, at the same request of society, a doctor anywhere in the world estimates only 40-45% of the audible range: from 250 Hz to 4000 Hz. No one even cares about the integrity of the perception of the entire audible range. If we talk about the likely cheapness, then it is worth telling people that hearing aids can be found cheaper, incl. and customizable. You can buy super branded and even the necessary wires for their firmware, setting it up personally.

One of the clearest criteria for the strangeness of the approach to solving the problem is that usually when discussing such things, they say a lot of smart words, write vivid reviews, think, reflect. Mass of reflection. And in fact, they do nothing good for hearing. Trying to reinvent the wheel twice is unlikely to be helpful. Of course, there are quite a few people with poor hearing who accidentally buy headphones and for them it will be the only chance to hear. Such people can always be found. But you should not forget that there are no less budgetary hearing aids on batteries. Rather, even more budgetary and they also really work.

Coronavirus affecting hearing? Medical statistics and hearing loss. Video

The peak of the popularity of the coronavirus has passed. And it became interesting: did the situation affect the hearing? Are there any statistics, studies?

Nevertheless, the constant wearing of a mask affects diction, audibility. Constantly online instead of live communication. Did it somehow?

In fact, this is usually not interesting to anyone. After all, the question is that to this day hearing is checked very poorly: about 40% of the audible range is estimated. And a lot of things will not be included in the statistics at all. - here you can check your hearing

As if obvious in the photo, in texts, comments, publications

Pretty interesting trend. Here is another entry on the social network, where they directly point to a certain fact, which, as it were, should be clear to everyone. Well, to everyone who is in the subject. What if it's off topic?

Suppose there is a certain picture in which something is wrong. It's a clear historical reference. But, could you at least point out a little what exactly is wrong? What exactly is the error? What is the absurdity of the situation?

It seems that everyone understands everything. And this does not give even the slightest chance that some kind of oversight was made simply because of ignorance. And yes, you can't find out either.

But there are also just text entries where people should be in the subject, strange references are used, “obvious” terms. And if you don't know that, then what do you do?

It will be funny after 20 years to try to make out: what did a certain popular author of the past so persistently try to convey?

Of course, it will turn out that each time to write something in detail is long, tedious and hardly popular in any field. Therefore, as soon as possible, we will each time put up a discussion of some news or event that is “known to everyone” today. Another one of some explicit fact, which "and so everyone knows."

What music is better? Better for hearing? Video

Discussions about what is real, good music. What style, direction is better? Alas, rarely does anyone think in this direction from the point of view of general hearing, the work of the brain.

It turns out that every person yearns to hear something more technically perfect. Although, today, the idea that classical music wins a lot in something is still popular. We understand in more detail. Video mentioned: – check hearing

When there is nothing: starting something from scratch is impossible in static

Living anywhere in the world it will turn out that you always need to have at least something for further action. It is impossible to start actions right from scratch when there is nothing, even the simplest idea, plan.

Imagine that a person has no money. And you need to take a bus, get to some new job. AND? Here, someone will offer to borrow. Or to drive a "hare", it's strange to take a chance. It is always assumed that someone can help, feed breakfast, give at least some old things. But it is precisely without having anything that it does not work.

Let the situation not look so hopeless. Suppose a person has a new hobby. Or rather, I want to start a new hobby. And it is not very clear: what is it? You need a certain occasion: to see something in a store, hear someone's story, watch a video - and even then get carried away minimally. And in an empty place, nothing happens.

Suppose we need some tools for the job. And let there be nothing at all: where to start? Dead end! Each time it is implied that a person has a specific goal, there are financial opportunities, strength, time. And all this should be strictly together. In addition, very often something is already available, the conditional starting mark has already been crossed.

Usually a child is born, then goes to a kindergarten, parents sometimes take him to a doctor, then receive a school certificate. Along the way, a phone number, documents, bank account and so on appear. Is it possible to imagine a person who does not have anything and needs to get it somehow? 

You can go further. For example, a person has no friends. Everything is static. What to do? The answers are always terribly strange and calculated that something is already happening. And if everything is completely in place, there is nothing?

Every time a moment is missed that when a person not only did not have a goal, motivation - but there was nothing. And you have to move somehow. As if we consider walking: it is very difficult to get up and go, but in the dynamics of movement it is incomparably easier to maintain. 

Fewer and fewer opportunities: does old age catch up after 20 or not?

Complaints, constant little whining about the fact that already at almost 25 years of age the possibilities are less, worse than at 18. What can we say about the age of 30-35 years, when, conditionally, the official guarantee for the body is completely over.

Since childhood, the body has been growing. And a familiar concept appears inside everyone: every day stronger, faster, smarter. Indeed, the older the person, the more opportunities. Something new And then it all stops.

Are real opportunities at 30 worse than at 20? Moreover, the question is not about breaking world records in running: in this case, it’s too late to start training at the age of 10, and not at 5-6. The question is that it seems that the forces and opportunities are not the same at all.

Let's say being a student it's easy to stay up all night and be quite awake. Any stupid deeds did not leave serious consequences in the form of a lack of strength in the coming days. Is it so?

In fact, at the age of 16-20, a person only recognizes his abilities, capabilities. Then, at the age of 23 or a little later, he begins to understand the really possible boundaries. I have already tried not to sleep, I tried to exert myself physically, I tried every intellectual to have an emotional load. Someone has already tried to achieve records in physical fitness, the guidelines are clear in various mental achievements, in terms of sensitivity. 

And now comes the age when not only personal limits are clear, but also it all ceases to be a novelty. And I tried that, and this, and I also felt everything in different combinations. Everything becomes plus or minus known.

Let's assume that someone naturally drank too much (alcohol). And once it was surprising, it was a novelty. And years later, it is even clear what is most likely to happen. It's not amazing. And although the body's capabilities may be exactly the same as 10 years ago, it seems that everything is already sad. Similarly, go to a workout and give it your all: it’s no longer a novelty. And there is also the same feeling: in this case, attention is clearly directed to tracking specific, strictly known parameters of the body's work based on sensations.

It is very important to consider that conditionally at the age of 17 there is a lot of new things. And a person does not have time to cover all the sensations, emotions, take into account all the information from the senses, all thoughts are unfamiliar. And then, at some point, it was all about. No grandiose innovations, no super miracle. And there is just a reaction of the body.

Of course, getting a new record at 40+ is harder than at 20. But! The question is not that all possibilities are completely, completely disappearing. Even if they go down a bit. But the main problem is obviously not that now the record indicators of the body are literally 3-7% lower.

Belief in classical music and ear condition. Video

Many people believe that the most correct music is classical. The trouble is that such music, although it requires solid training and education, is extremely limiting in terms of ear strain. Not only are there no sounds closer to 20000 Hz, but often all attention is paid only to sounds more likely around 200-2000 Hz. - here you can check your hearing

Hearing test without headphones? Phone?? Speakers?

Today, everyone is accustomed to literally not letting go of the phone from their hands. And now, it's time to check the hearing with the speaker of the phone. What, do you hear something? Or why you need headphones.

A hearing test is, in fact, something very close to testing the quality of any speaker. Today, conventional headphones are just conveniently limited to a volume of 90dB. Therefore, check even more than a doctor - you can really at least at home.

But, let there be speakers, even a laptop. AND? It turns out that they are all very different. They have different volume, possibilities. And, more importantly, different distances. Headphones - you have to wear and use extremely uniformly for all people. And how to hold the phone or how loudly turn on the speakers? And take into account the features of the room?

Hence it turns out that any check of such a plan does not make any sense when using a speaker, bluetooth speakers or even a solid speaker system. Little of, hearing test is always finding the minimum threshold of hearing. And not just to hear somehow at the maximum available volume.

But today and in the future, everyone will be measured by hertz, trying to hear something. It would seem that everyone even works in headphones in transparency mode. But, no, I want to do something with a serious look somewhere. 

Can you test your hearing with speakers? Of course. True, you will have to calculate a lot of things, and take into account that in this case the test will be more likely bone conduction than air. Ouch!