Ro­tary mem­bers are all ears

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

THE speaker at the lat­est meet­ing of the Ro­tary club of Mac­cles­field Cas­tle was au­di­ol­o­gist Si­mon Red­man from the NHS in Mac­cles­field.

Si­mon talked about how our hear­ing fails as we get older and what we can do to pre­vent it.

Alec John­ston, who is a mem­ber of the club, said: “Si­mon ex­plained that as we get older we start to lose some of our hear­ing nat­u­rally and this hap­pens in the in­ner ear where mi­cro­scopic hair cells which trans­port sound to the brain, start to wear away.

“Higher fre­quen­cies are the first to go. Con­se­quently many peo­ple can hear a deeper male voice rather than a higher fe­male one.

“This ap­plies to lan­guage as Rus­sian and Span­ish are very hard to un­der­stand be­cause many phrases and in­to­na­tions are in the high fre­quen­cies.

“Si­mon jok­ingly said ‘so keep to the vow­els in the low fre­quen­cies’.”

Si­mon added that while hear­ing aids am­plify the sound, it’s the brain that does the in­ter­pre­ta­tion.

●● James An­der­ton, pres­i­dent of the Ro­tary club of Mac­cles­field Cas­tle (left), with Si­mon Red­man

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