Hearing Loss & Prevention

General Overview

Did you know that hearing loss is the third most prevalent chronic health condition in the US? Approximately 48 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss. Aging, noise exposure, medical conditions, and genetics all play a role in hearing loss.

Of individuals with hearing loss, only 20 percent seek treatment. Research has shown that untreated hearing loss is linked to fatigue, isolation, and a greater risk of cognitive decline. Treating hearing loss can be a simple solution to reduce these risks and recapture the sounds that you have been missing.

Hearing protection use is one way to prevent hearing loss attributed to noise exposure. The audiologist can explore solutions for hearing protection based on the type/s of noise you are exposed to. There are a variety of solutions ranging from non-custom earplugs to custom made devices.

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Education & Resources

Hearing vs Understanding

Imagine that you are not able to hear the sound/s/ in the word sat. Would you be able to distinguish the difference between the word sat, fat, bat and rat? If you were relying on hearing alone, it would be difficult to discriminate the /s/ sound. In order to...

Conditions Associated with Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a medical condition that affects people of all ages. Hearing loss is the third most prevalent chronic condition in older Americans behind hypertension and arthritis. Hearing loss can be caused by a number of factors including: age-related changes,...

Dizziness

A sudden sensation of dizziness can be alarming. Dizziness is a general term used to describe spinning, light headedness, off balance, or falling to name a few. Rest assured that in most cases this is not a sign of a serious health condition. You are not alone;...

Sudden Loss in Hearing

A sudden loss in hearing is a medical emergency. Individuals who experience a sudden hearing loss should seek medical attention immediately. Delay in treatment of a sudden hearing loss can greatly impact the effectiveness of treatment options. Sudden sensorineural...

Tinnitus

What is Tinnitus? Tinnitus is a ringing, roaring, chirping, hissing, or another other type of noise that seems to originate in the ear or the head. This is a common problem that affects 1 in 5 people. In many cases, it is not a serious problem, but rather a nuisance...

Understanding Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss Questionaire Answering "Yes" to three or more questions strongly suggests that a hearing evaluation is warranted. If you'd like to, you can submit your questionnaire below and our office will follow up with further information. Note: Requests placed...

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...