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A hearing aid is a small electrical device that fits in or behind a person’s ear. The purpose of a hearing aid is to make sounds louder so the person can hear spoken words and other sounds. There are many factors to consider when purchasing hearing aids. The amount of benefit a hearing aid delivers depends in large part on the quality of the person who is fitting the hearing aid based on your needs.
A hearing test provides an evaluation of the sensitivity of a person’s sense of hearing. An evaluation of your hearing may include listening to pure tone beeping sounds and or a series of words. In some cases, we may use equipment that is designed to tell us how well sound travels through the middle ear space.
A pediatric audiologist will typically have additional training and experience in testing and providing services for infants and young children. As children get older the pediatric audiologist is versed in providing information additional communication devices that will improve the classroom experience for a hearing-impaired child.
Tinnitus is a symptom of hearing loss and other hearing problems. It is described as hearing sound in the head or ears that does not come from an outside source. Many people will hear ringing, buzzing, hissing or whistling sounds, but tinnitus can be other sounds such as roaring and humming as well.
Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening devices (ALDs) refer to various types of amplification equipment designed to improve communication when individual hearing instruments are not enough.
Hearing Aid Repair & Cleaning
Repairs may be needed from time to time in order to keep your hearing aids working smoothly. Most repairs are quick, easy and simple to diagnose and fix.
A custom fit provides increased comfort and improved protection. We offer specialized earmolds for hunter’s, worker’s, musician’s and swimmer’s
We provide different types of therapies to patient’s who are hard of hearing and implement different amplification devices to aid our patient’s hearing abilities.
Frequently Asked Questions
What percentage of American adults report hearing loss?
Approximately 17 percent of American adults report some degree of hearing loss
Is there a connection between hearing loss and age?
There is a strong relationship between age and reported hearing loss: 18 percent of American adults 45-64 years old, 30 percent of adults 65-74 years old, and 47 percent of adults 75 years old or older have a hearing loss.
How does exposure to loud noises impact your hearing?
Approximately 15 percent (26 million) of Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 have high frequency hearing loss due to exposure to loud sounds or noise at work or in leisure activities.
Who is more likely to experience hearing loss, men or women?
Men are more likely to experience hearing loss than women.
Who is the typical person suffering from tinnitus?
Of adults ages 65 and older in the United States, 12.3 percent of men and nearly 14 percent of women are affected by tinnitus. Tinnitus is identified more frequently in white individuals and the prevalence of tinnitus is almost twice as frequent in the South as in the Northeast.
Of the people who need hearing aids, how many actually wear hearing aids?
Only 1 out of 5 people who could benefit from a hearing aid actually wears one. This ensures that 4 out of 5 people are suffering needlessly.
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