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The Hearing Curve has many tools available in your online account to understand just how well you really hear.
The most important benefit your ears provide is a method to gather sounds from the outside world so your brain can tell you what you are hearing.
People with a hearing loss miss very important sounds from conversation that are important for understanding.
Conversation, on average, falls within a certain area on the Hearing Curve's chart. This area is called the "Speech Banana" because of its distinct shape on the Hearing Curve's chart. You can see it below on this sample chart.
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Your ears gather the pitches from conversation and send that information to your brain. Your brain then pieces together the letters and tells you what word was just spoken.
If your Hearing Curves cut through the Speech Banana, then those letters that are above your Hearing Curves become tougher (if not impossible) to hear.
Check out the sample chart above and notice how the right ear shows a high frequency hearing loss (the left ear is normal). This person's right ear struggles to hear sounds like "k", "f", "th", and "s".
Therefore, with a hearing loss, this person might hear one word and think another one was spoken instead.
Has this ever happened to you:
You might hear the number "fifty-two" when "sixty-two" was actually spoken.
You might hear "farewell" when it should be "stairwell".
Please check out the hearing loss simulator to hear what it sounds like to have various types of hearing loss.
Your Hearing Curves will show you exactly how well you hear conversation, so you know whether or not it really is you who cannot hear clearly!
Once you register and get your Hearing Curves, your chart will show you the Speech Banana in your online hearing account here at your site. Just login and view!