Good hearing - poor understanding?
WHO DOES NOT KNOW ABOUT THAT?
Conditions that prevent you from easily following talks. The loudspeaker in the railway station whose announcement leaves us as dumbfounded as the stentorian argument at the next table in the restaurant. As long as such events are staying exceptions and we are able to participate even in a noisy ambience, everything is fine. However, at 40 and older we may often find that picking up speech and understanding it fast and accurately in ourhe everyday life may become ever harder.
40 is only the beginning ...
THE AUDIOGRAM STILL SAYS THAT EVERYTHING WAS FINE
Anyone visiting his ENT specialist at 40 years or older may usually - appropriately – receive testimony that the ears are still working perfectly adequately. And yet, the troubles with interpreting what was heard are worsening. In these cases the culprit is not in but between the ears. Our everyday abilities in reliable interpretation of speech are often decaying already in our early or mid-20s. Eventually the point is reached when listening in public is no fun any more.