Hearing Tests Above 8 kHz

Discussion in 'Support' started by JasonP, Feb 19, 2016.

    1. JasonP
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      JasonP Member

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      Normal hearing tests and audiograms go up to 8khz. Human hearing can extend to around 20 khz though. I also imagine that some people have tinnitus above 8 khz and may be helped by a hearing aid that goes beyond that. However, many places have audiometers that only go up to 8 khz. You can though call around different places where you live such as Ear, Nose, and Throat doctors or other facilities where they do a full hearing evaluation and ask if they do hearing tests above 8 khz. I was able to find atleast 3 places in my area. One went up to 12.5 khz, another up to 14 khz, and one up to 18 khz! Although, my audiologists only sell hearing aids that go up to 12 khz. These advanced hearing tests may be beneficial to you all in finding extended hearing loss. I wish you the best.
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    2. LadyDi

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

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      Just my opinion: I think it's a good idea for anyone who has developed tinnitus to have a test above 8 hz. Then their docs can track if it's getting worse. Many new tinnitus patients are told their hearing is normal when in fact they have high frequency loss.
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    3. Andreas442

      Andreas442 Member

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      This happened to me. I have perfect hearing to 8kHz but massive hearing loss above 8kHz which went untreated because their standard equipment can't see it. I built my own tooling to measure it.
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