Preventing Hearing Loss

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and How to Prevent It Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a permanent hearing impairment. NIHL may be caused by a one-time exposure to an intense “impulse” sound, such as an explosion, or by prolonged exposure to high levels of noise....

Degree of Hearing Loss

Results of the audiometric evaluation are plotted on a chart called an audiogram. Loudness is plotted from top to bottom. Frequency, from low to high, is plotted from left to right. Hearing loss (HL) is measured in decibels (dB) and is described in general categories....

Types of Hearing Loss

There are three types of hearing loss including: sensorineural hearing loss, conductive hearing loss and mixed hearing loss. Your audiologist will determine the type of hearing loss based upon your hearing evaluation results. Sensorineural Hearing Loss Sensorineural...

Signs & Symptoms

The signs of hearing loss can often go unnoticed for a number of years because hearing loss progresses slowly in most cases. Hearing loss is commonly recognized by family and friends, before you notice you are having difficulty hearing.   You may have a hearing...