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post #1 of 4 Old 06-30-2020, 10:09 AM - Thread Starter
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Hearing Loss: Adaptive audio calibration?

This can't be a new idea, but I've been considering trying a hearing aid since I have some high frequency hearing loss. This got me thinking:

Most audio calibration using a microphone aims to produce a flat frequency response given the variables in room construction, speaker location and design, etc.

But many of us in this hobby are older and our ears don't respond ideally to different frequencies as a calibrated microphone might.

Getting a hearing test results in an audiogram which is not dissimilar to a "house curve" - boosting frequency ranges to compensate for diminished aural sensitivity. Think of it as an individual "ear curve".

Has anyone considered combining these curves to produce a composite curve ( via Mini DSP? ) to produce a perceptually flat frequency response for a particular listener?

Of course, this causes problems with multiple listeners, but in my case at least 90% of my viewing is solo and I could imagine such an approach helping with dialog intelligibility and overall enjoyment of the audio.

Any thoughts?
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Hearing Loss: Adaptive audio calibration?

Your brain compensates to some extent for your hearingloss so EQing with your audiogram might sound very strange. The left and right ear might be different also but no reason why you cant try some if able.


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Definitely some interesting discussion on the topic, thanks.
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