Although this video is a light hearted look at misheard lyrics, trouble understanding speech is one of the first signs of hearing loss.
Human speech is a mix of both low and high frequency sounds. Typically hearing loss problems develop in the higher frequencies first with consonants like “s,” “h,” and “f,” becoming more difficult to hear. Unfortunately misheard consonants, more so that vowels which often are heard at lower frequencies, can dramatically change the meaning of words. You can find any number of “bad lip reading” videos on YouTube that swap the consonants in words to make funny movie or music lyrics similar to the video presented.
If you have been having problems understanding speech lately, it’s time to book a hearing test and evaluation. Just call the Polo Park Hearing Centre (204) 788-1083 Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.