Reverse Slope Hearing Loss: What Are The Symptoms & Best Treatment Options

May 28, 2024

If you’re having difficulty hearing and understanding speech at lower frequencies, you may be developing reverse slope hearing loss. Read the latest article on RSHL from Nano Hearing Aids, (888-310-6266) to find out more!

Many speech sounds have low tone characteristics that make it difficult for people with reverse slope hearing loss to follow and understand normal conversations. This condition can even pose safety risks to those who have trouble hearing and discerning warning signals at lower frequencies. 

If you’ve noticed you have difficulty following conversations with people who have deeper voices, or you’re unable to hear conversations in noisy environments, you may have some degree of reverse slope hearing loss (RSHL).

Learn all about RSHL by reading Reverse Slope Hearing Loss: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments by the Nano Hearing Aids team: 


For you to understand speech clearly, it's important to have good hearing across an entire range of consonant and vowel frequencies.

Nano Hearing Aids explores the impact RSHL can have on your ability to hear deep voices and conversations taking place where there's a lot of background noise, like a restaurant or in a crowd. They also explain the different degrees of hearing loss that can accompany the condition, how these stages can impact your quality of life, and available treatment options you can look into if this is something you're concerned about.

For example, an excerpt from the article reads:

“Degrees of RSHL fall into three general categories: mild, moderate, and severe. Mild RSHL can make it difficult to hear deeper voices or conversations in the midst of significant background noise. Severe RSHL can make it extremely difficult to follow and understand speech without visual clues or lip-reading.”


While most people whose hearing is deteriorating can experience a decline in their ability to hear higher frequencies, those with RSHL have difficulty hearing lower frequencies. This condition can be caused by genetic factors, an inner ear abnormality, and by certain medical conditions.

If you have perceived mild to moderate hearing loss, Nano Hearing Aids can be your instant access solution. Nano's OTC hearing aids are cost-effective and user-friendly hearing devices you can purchase without having to visit the audiologist for a prescription.


Understanding the causes of RSHL can help you identify your condition in its early stages so you can seek the appropriate treatment.

While hearing aids are often the first line of defense, some individuals with severe RSHL may require surgery. If what you think you're experiencing is mild to moderate hearing loss the experts at Nano Hearing Aids understand, and they're here to help. Their OTC hearing aids amplify lower frequencies which is often all that's needed to help you hear and follow speech and conversations.

Nano hearing aids are available in four different models and most come with adjustable configurations. And here's a pro tip: compared to prescription hearing aids that can cost between $2,000 - $4,000, FDA-registered Nano hearing aids start at $297.

Ranging from the rechargeable Nano CIC OTC hearing aids to the Nano Sigma Plus Bluetooth OTC hearing aids with app-controlled adjustments and program selections for various environments, this line of hearing devices can be purchased online for the fast and easy intervention you deserve. Certified and inspected refurbished OTC hearing aids are also available through Nano Hearing Aids.

Are you struggling to hear and follow conversations under certain conditions? Learn more about discreet Nano Hearing Aids, and spend less to hear more. Explore the full line of OTC hearing devices at Nano Hearing Aids and give their specialists a call to find out more when you go to

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