I’m 54 and I just got hearing aids for the first time. I’ve always had crappy hearing in the higher frequencies…even as a child. I can recall being in the 5th grade and the other kids would turn up the bass, but I’d turn up the treble…
Anyways, normal aging brings with it some hearing loss that has made the situation severe enough to warrant hearing aids. Nothing wrong with my ears; they’re healthy, they just don’t have a flat frequency curve.
I’ve had the hearing aids for 3 days; it’s quite an experience. My hearing aids are programmed to boost the frequencies that I have trouble with. If they are loud enough, I can hear them still. The effect of the hearing aids was unexpected. I get a sense of…“Bass Loss?” I can only guess that my hearing is now colored by noticing the high end so much all the time, plus with these things jammed in my ears I think it blocks some of the normal bass. One the flip side, over ear headphones are awesome!
I know some of you are older. What is your experience with playing bass with hearing aids? I tend to want to take mine out to play my bass.