Listening to music can be relaxing, exciting and can even transport you back to a happy memory from the past. Difficulty with hearing and enjoying music is a common problem that our patients speak up about when their hearing health declines. You may be surprised, but hearing music well is often something we continue to work on with patients even after they receive hearing aids. Music is complex and just like speech sounds the ears and brain need time to re-learn once familiar sounds.
According to the Hearing Health Foundation, “For a person with hearing loss, music sounds much softer, especially in the range where people sing and where most instruments are heard. Not only does music sound muffled and dull, but it loses a great deal of its excitement.” Patients with hearing loss can also have difficulty with increased volume, because loudness perception can be more intense for those with hearing loss than for those with normal hearing. Luckily, today’s modern hearing aids have exceptional sound quality and more options to personalize settings, which makes hearing and enjoying music again possible.
If you have hearing loss and wear hearing aids, here are some tips to get back on track:
If you are no longer hearing or enjoying music as you once did, be sure to contact our audiologists for help.