Songfinder question

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Subject: Songfinder question
From: "Tim Murphy" <>
Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2006 22:03:10 +1000
I started loosing my high frequency hearing some time ago and  by now all I
hear in the woods is Whipbirds and Sulphur-crested Cockatoos. I have lost
even cuckoos!

A normal hearing aid would be useless I decided - cheap ones magnify
everything and, while the expensive ones do have selective frequency
magnification, I have almost total loss of high frequencies where the birds
sing. They can cost over $10k, which is another factor.

I read about Songfinder in an ABA magazine (see ), at
reduces the high frequency sounds to sounds I could hear. With tow mikes
built into the head set it gives direction. They supply trial sounds (North
American warblers manly) on the web site, and this showed that it should
work (and confirmed that a normal hearing aid would be useless). However at
$750 US it is not cheap.

So I am asking if anyone on these groups has brought one, or has any
experience with it. Please tell me what you think.

Tim Murphy


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