Many people with hearing loss tell themselves that their hearing isn’t really that bad and they can get along without a hearing aid. Sound familiar?
Hearing loss typically happens slowly over a period of years. People gradually get used to asking people to repeat themselves, to straining to hear in restaurants or business meetings, to having the volume up so loud on the TV that nobody else can stay in the room.
The Effects of Hearing Loss
Some people become so self-conscious or frustrated about their hearing loss that they stop doing the things they love, like playing sports or going to the symphony or even to family gatherings.
You can just live with hearing loss, put up with it and be stoic about it, but by doing that, you are hurting not only yourself but your family and friends. When you can’t participate in a conversation, it frustrates you and your loved ones.
How can you help yourself and your loved ones live better?
Get a hearing evaluation to determine whether you have hearing loss and how extensive it may be. When you do, we can determine what your best option is and help you select a hearing aid that will:
- Work best for your level of hearing loss
- Complement your lifestyle
- Fit within your budget
Life is short. It’s time to turn up the volume and enjoy all the benefits of better hearing.
The more you hear, the more you stimulate and exercise your brain. The sooner you do something about your hearing, the sooner you’ll regain your confidence. When you can hear better, you can process information faster, kick your brain into gear and sound like the smartest person in your family or workplace.
Types of Hearing Loss
The first step to improve your hearing is evaluating the type and extent of your hearing loss. Our hearing testing will identify the type of hearing loss you have:
- Conductive Hearing Loss: usually a temporary hearing loss that can be fixed with medication, a short procedure and, on rare occasions, with surgery.
- Sensorineural Hearing Loss: occurs when tiny hairs in the cochlea are missing or damaged. The only non-surgical solution is to be fitted with hearing aids.
- Mixed Hearing Loss: a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss that is usually treated with hearing aids alone, and occasionally in conjunction with medication, a short procedure or with surgery.
- Central Hearing Loss: caused by strokes and central nervous system diseases. This type of hearing loss usually involves a therapy called auditory rehabilitation.
What’s the right solution for your type of hearing loss? Call us at 866-909-1061 to get your hearing tested and get answers.
Improve Your Hearing was last modified: October 30th, 2016 by