high-frequency hearing impairment

high-frequency hearing impairment

selective loss of hearing for high frequencies, usually associated with sensory damage; common in acoustic trauma and noise-induced hearing loss.

high-fre·quen·cy hear·ing im·pair·ment

(hī-frē'kwĕn-sē hēr'ing im-pār'mĕnt)
Selective loss of hearing for high frequencies, usually associated with sensory damage; common in acoustic trauma and noise-induced hearing loss.
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The hearing curve for patient III7 was different from other affected members in this family in two ways: (1) High-frequency hearing impairment at 2 kHz and 4 kHz was not obvious and thresholds were much better than at 8 kHz, while other patients from family 686 had a more synchronized hearing decline, (2) low-frequency hearing loss occurred earlier than in other family members.
As expected with this sample of older participants, the mean audiogram and PTA illustrate a high-frequency hearing impairment for each age group that increases with increasing age.
Participants defined as having normal hearing could have a PTA <25 dB HL but have a high-frequency hearing impairment that warranted hearing aid intervention.
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