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Frequently Asked Questions
The Consumer's Guide To Hearing Aids
Make informed decisions when it comes to your next hearing device!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!