Hearing birds

Subject: Hearing birds
From: Lloyd Nielsen <>
Date: Mon, 06 Dec 2010 08:47:16 +1000
Dick, Bob and Dave

I am in the same boat! One ear is worse than the other and consequently I have lost directional hearing – rather embarrassing when you have to ask people with you where the call is coming from! Do these aids help that problem at all? Would appreciate your opinions.

There is an American device built for people with high end hearing loss - some details below - does anybody know anything about it or had any experience with it?

Lloyd Nielsen
Mt Molloy, Nth Qld
The SongFinder is an advanced digital device aimed at bird enthusiasts who suffer from high frequency hearing loss and who are unable to hear high-pitched bird songs in their natural surroundings. Unlike conventional amplifying-type hearing aids, the Songfinder works by lowering the frequency of high-pitched songs into a range where the user has normal or near-normal hearing. This method avoids the many pitfalls of extreme amplification. Furthermore, the SongFinder is a two-channel "binaural" device that allows the user to determine the directions and distances of singing birds. The SongFinder offers an elegant and tasteful solution for aging birders and other nature lovers who can no longer hear high singing birds.


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