Hearing Loss Overview

What is a Sound Void?

A Sound Void is most commonly defined as a moment lacking clarity in hearing or understanding; an empty space in one’s life caused by the absence of sound clarity.

Sound Voids usually occur in specific listening situations where an individual’s hearing loss does not permit them to detect or understand important sounds and speech cues. Individuals often find that Sound Voids result in tiring, frustrating and embarrassing situations.

However you experience them—whether they happen during precious moments with your loved ones, critical conversations in the workplace, or in common everyday interactions—Sound Voids can detract from your ability to live your life to its fullest.

  • Do you often hear people talking but simply have difficulty understanding them?
  • Do you sometimes struggle to hear clearly in background noise?
  • Do you occasionally have trouble following the conversation in small groups?
  • Do you find it challenging to explain your hearing situation to others?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may be experiencing the perception of “Sound Voids.”  The term “Sound Void” was created to help explain the “gaps” that some say they experience in their day-to-day listening lives. If this sounds like you or someone you love, contact a certified hearing care provider or audiologist today.