After taking my dad to get his hearing aids last month I wanted to see how my own hearing was, so I downloaded uHear for my iPhone and when though the test using my Etymotic er3 headphones (since they are supposed to be fairly accurate) and was a little worried with the results. It showed that I had some mild hearing loss in lower frequencies.
I then tried my Klipsch Image s4i which I generally prefer over the Etymotic’s and got somewhat better results.
I can’t really say if the Etymotic’s really suck at lower frequencies (although that is a common complaint about them) or I’m just a little deaf, but at least I have some visual proof of why I prefer my Klipsch headphones.
And lastly a tiny rant about my dad…
Why did we go through all the trouble of getting you hearing aids if you’re never going to wear them? I know they are tiny and you can’t figure out how to turn them on, but all you have to do is ask me to do it for you. Getting really tired of super loud TV at 3 am.