What is low-frequency hearing loss?
People with low-frequency hearing loss have trouble hearing low-pitched sounds (sound frequencies at or below 2,000 Hz). Some examples of low-pitched sounds include men’s voices and bass sounds in music. The extent at which you have difficulty hearing these sounds will depend on your degree of low-frequency hearing loss.
This form of hearing loss mainly affects the volume of low-frequency sounds. Therefore, sounds at this pitch may seem quieter than they actually are.1