Frequently Asked Questions
My hearing isn't that bad, but my family is telling me that I should get checked. Can I wait to get checked?
It is vitally important to have your hearing checked immediately. Untreated hearing loss can degrade into a condition known as "Auditory Deprivation", where you actually lose the ability to hear and understand sounds, due to lack of nerve stimulation.
Is there a link between hearing loss and dementia?
Recent scientific studies have linked Hearing Loss with an increased risk of dementia. In fact, hearing loss and dementia share many of the same symptoms. There’s no reason to wait—call us for a consultation today. You’ll be glad that you did.
Can hearing aids help me—even in a noisy room?
Thanks to modern technology, today’s hearing aids can filter background noise in crowded or noisy areas very effectively while simultaneously bringing clarity to your conversation.
Will I have to replace my hearing aids over time, as my hearing degrades?
New technology allows you to adjust the effectiveness of your existing hearing aids over time and some new aids also have software that can be updated to adapt to your changing needs.
Are there different types of hearing loss?
There are three basic types of hearing loss:
- conductive hearing loss
- occurs when sound is not conducted efficiently through the outer ear canal to the middle ear
- usually involves a reduction in sound level or the ability to hear faint sounds
- can often be corrected medically or surgically
- sensorineural hearing loss
- the most common type of permanent hearing loss
- occurs when there is damage to the inner ear or nerve pathways from the inner ear to the brain
- usually cannot be medically or surgically corrected
- mixed hearing loss
- when a conductive hearing loss occurs in combination with a sensorineural hearing loss
If this sounds like Greek to you, don’t worry. Our hearing specialists can examine you find out what’s happening and put you on the road to better hearing today.
Are hearing aids uncomfortable?
Not at all! Our experts can fit your hearing aid to your ear canal and ear for a perfect, comfortable fit.
I am shy about my hearing loss, do others need to know I am using a hearing aid?
Absolutely not—many styles are virtually invisible. You’ll find that a hearing aid is much easier to hide than the problem of hearing loss, itself!
Here are some additional informational resources that you may find useful:
- Why do people wait too long to get hearing aids?
- If I don't get hearing aids will my hearing get worse?
- How much do hearing aids cost?
- What should I expect from hearing aids?
- What should I expect from a hearing test?
- Should I buy a hearing aid online?
- How can I encourage a loved one to get help for their hearing?
- Are hearing aids a good tinnitus treatment to stop the ringing in the ears?
Don’t wait and turn being hard of hearing into a permanent condition.
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