Frequently Asked Questions
Whether you need more information about hearing loss, hearing aids or accessories, our frequently asked questions section provides answers you’ve been looking for.
How Hearing Works
Understanding how the ear works and how we hear is essential to not only properly diagnosing a hearing problem, but also recommending the best treatment for your particular needs.
Contrary to popular belief, hearing loss isn’t age-specific. Hearing loss can happen to anyone, anywhere. In fact, today, more and more young people are experiencing hearing loss, with more than 50-million Americans experiencing some type of hearing loss.
Degrees of Hearing Loss
Hearing loss impacts people differently and can be mild, moderate, moderately-severe, severe or profound in degree. Understanding the severity of hearing loss is crucial to developing the best approach to treatment.
Impacts of Untreated Hearing Loss
An overview of the adverse social, psychological, cognitive and health effects that come with untreated hearing loss.
Stigma of Hearing Loss
If hearing loss is such a common problem, why are so few people seeking treatment? A study from the University of California has revealed that the stigma of hearing loss and the choice to seek treatment is related to three factors.
What is Ototoxicity
Ototoxicity is the medical name for ear poisoning, which results from exposure to drugs or chemicals. When ototoxicity affects the anatomy of the ear—most importantly, the cochlea or the vestibulocochlear nerve—it can result in hearing loss or ringing in the ears (tinnitus).
Tinnitus is commonly described as a ringing-in-the-ears sensation. This buzzing, whooshing or hissing is generally not caused by an external source and is often caused by hearing loss or other health issues. Seeking treatment from a hearing professional is essential in diagnosing and treating tinnitus.
Analog VS Digital
Hearing aid technology has evolved dramatically in recent years. And while digital and analog devices serve the same basic function, they are very different. All hearing devices are designed to amplify sound and voices to help you hear better. They contain the same components; microphone, amplifier and speaker, but is where the similarities stop.
Consumer’s Guide to Hearing Aids
Make informed decisions when purchasing your next hearing device using our consumer's guide to hearing aids. This guide provides plenty of tips and information when determining what the best hearing aid is for your specific needs.
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