FAQs

What can I expect from hearing aids?

Hearing aids improve your ability to hear and understand speech and sounds. Many users require a short adjustment period though, especially if they’ve been living with hearing loss for a long period of time. It takes time to get used to hearing new sounds, but it pays off when you’re able to hear the world around you again.

What’s the difference between an audiologist and ENTs/Hearing Aid Dispensers?

Ear, Nose and Throat doctors can treat hearing conditions, but their focus is divided between the other areas they cover. Hearing aid dispensers can prescribe and fit hearing aids, but their knowledge of audiology is limited to that technology.

Audiologists are focused completely on hearing, have more training and knowledge of the hearing process than dispensers, and are uniquely qualified to offer comprehensive treatment for hearing loss.

Schedule a hearing evaluation today and let us help you hear what you’ve been missing.

How does hearing loss affect individuals?

While hearing loss varies from person to person, most people experience similar symptoms. Many people feel isolated from their surroundings, friends and family. Some avoid conversations and public events because of their problem. Also, some people react with denial or frustration.

We understand the effects of hearing loss and we’re here to help. With the proper treatment and care, we can alleviate the symptoms.

Can I live with hearing loss?

Yes, it’s possible to live with hearing loss, but ignoring the problem puts you at risk of developing psychological issues, such as frustration and depression, and medical conditions, including heart and kidney disease. Also, living with hearing loss makes communication with friends, family, and business contacts difficult, which leads to a decrease in the quality of your life.

Is it possible to be hearing-impaired and not know it?

Yes. Because of the gradual nature of hearing loss, many individuals affected by it do not realize the severity of their situation. If you suspect you have a hearing problem, it’s best to get a hearing screening before your condition worsens.

How prevalent is hearing loss?

Hearing loss is quite common. It currently affects over 30 million people in the United States alone. That’s one in ten!

Are some people more at risk for hearing loss?

Yes. The following groups of people are at a higher risk of developing hearing loss:

  • Firefighters
  • Police officers
  • Factory workers
  • Construction workers
  • Military personnel
  • Musicians
  • Entertainment industry professionals
  • Teachers
  • Those who have parents or grandparents with congenital hearing loss

Schedule an appointment today to assess your risk.

What is the ringing in my ears?

That’s called Tinnitus. The ringing is most often a result of damage to your auditory system. It can be constant or occasional and can occur in one specific ear or in the middle of your head. If you’re experiencing a sensation similar to what’s been described, we recommend that you schedule a hearing screening as soon as possible.

What is the main cause of hearing loss?

There are many factors that can contribute to the development of hearing loss, but exposure to noise is the most common reason for the condition.

What are some other causes of hearing loss?

  • Heredity
  • Chemotherapy and radiation treatments
  • Certain antibiotics
  • Trauma
  • Wax build-up
  • Ear and viral infections