If I'm in a crowd situation, like a noisy pub, everyone else can talk to each other ok but I can't, I hear the background noise far louder than I hear the foreground chatter. Even if someone is standing in front of me talking to me I can't hear them over the background hubbub. Everyone else seems fine, I watch them talk to each other against what to me is an almighty din and they converse happily. I'm 56, and I've always been like this. I'm wondering what this is called and what I could do about it.
Meaning the low frequencies mask over higher frequencies which happens to be the "speech frequencies" and without even testing you I would wager you have a high frequency hearing loss, due to your complaints and age.
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