Lloyd Nielsen <>
David Stowe <>
Mon, 6 Dec 2010 13:40:46 +1100
Yes my directional hearing is much improved! I couldn't even hear most of the
birds before, let alone discern the direction! :)
I was always amazed when birding with people like Keith Brandwood who would
have picked up and identified 10+ species by call alone before i had even seen
or heard anything! Now i have to learn all the calls from scratch pretty much
though so I'm still pretty hopeless at birding by ear.....but slowly getting
better. I know you won't have that same problem though!
On 06/12/2010, at 9:47 AM, Lloyd Nielsen wrote:
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
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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