Interesting – and reassuring – article taken from the originlive website:
“I would like to start by saying that 25 years ago, I personally knew an excellent audio reviewer by the name of Peter Turner, who was still reviewing at the age of 80!
In case you are wondering if his reviews were reliable, I can say that he would sometimes go round to a much younger friend’s house to get a second opinion. I was with him on one of these occasions and can report that his hearing was as sharp as a pin – we had little to add to his observations during this equipment audition.
- Hearing is the last sense to go and remains better than we may think, right up to the end of our lives.
- Loss in hearing is more related to exposure to excessive high frequency noise, than age.
- There is much that we do not know about hearing, one scientific journal was reporting that there are sensors in the eye retina, that picks up frequencies far above 20kHz”