I have a low frequency loss with the worst frequencies at 500 and 1000 where I dip down to 60db. The ENT consultant offered no great insight into why this has happened other than to say it might have been a virus or an illness. The audiologist said I was probably born with it and it could have been hereditary.
I suffer greatly from occlusion and a stuffed up feeling even with RITE aids with vented domes. I am told I should not feel like this with a low frequency loss but I do. I’m also told that I need the low frequencies boosted so need closed moulds but this makes me feel like I am wearing ear muffs.
An article on Reverse slope hearing suggests I don’t have the lows boosted too much and in fact I should boost the highs - I’m really in agreement with this based on the two aids I have tried so far.
What causes a low frequency loss and why does everything that is meant to help it make it worse?