Hello! I have mild high frequency hearing loss that is not enough to necessitate hearing aids because it doesn’t affect my ability to hear speech… BUT - I have severe tinnitus, which does affect my quality of life. So, I purchased hearing aids 1 1/2 years ago mostly for the maskers/sound therapy. They don’t help! Serious health issues that can contribute to tinnitus have been ruled out, so I truly believe that “silent” high frequency hearing loss (loss above 8000 Hz that isn’t tested for on a standard hearing test) might just be the culprit of my tinnitus. I believe my brain/auditory cortex- seeks out those lost frequencies above 8000 Hz, therefore creating the noise to replace the missing frequencies. It’s my understanding that there are no hearing aids designed to bring these frequencies in. Why is this?
The reason I suspect silent hearing loss is my problem is that I’ve taken hearing tests on YouTube and I don’t hear any high frequencies above about 8 to 9000 Hz.
Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!