“My hearing isn’t really that bad.”
“I can get along fine without a hearing aid.”
Sound familiar? That’s what many with hearing loss tell themselves.
Hearing loss typically happens slowly over a period of years. You can gradually get used to asking others to repeat themselves, to straining to hear in restaurants or business meetings, to turning the TV volume up so high that nobody else can stay in the room. But you can do better.
The Danger Of Living With Hearing Loss
You could just live with hearing loss. But you’ll hurt not only yourself but your family and friends. When you can’t participate in conversations, it frustrates you and your loved ones.
Some people become so self-conscious or frustrated about their hearing loss effects that they stop doing what they love, like playing sports or going to the symphony or even to family gatherings.
Hearing helps keep you sharp. When you can hear better, you can process information faster, kick your brain into gear and feel like yourself again. The sooner you do something about your hearing, the sooner you’ll regain your confidence.
How can you help yourself and your loved ones live better?
Get a hearing test to determine whether you have hearing loss and the possible extent. After your hearing test, we can determine your best option and help you select hearing loss treatments that will:
- Work best for your level of hearing loss
- Complement your lifestyle
- Fit your budget
Four Types Of Hearing Loss
Getting a hearing test is the first step to improving your hearing. A hearing test will identify any hearing loss you may have and the extent. There are four basic types of hearing loss:
Conductive hearing loss is usually temporary, this type of hearing loss can be fixed with medication, a short procedure and, on rare occasions, with surgery.
This type of hearing loss occurs when tiny hairs in the cochlea are missing or damaged. Getting fitted with hearing aids is the only non-surgical solution.
A combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, this type of hearing loss is usually treated with hearing aids alone, and occasionally in conjunction with medication, a short procedure or with surgery.
Caused by strokes and central nervous system diseases, this type of hearing loss usually involves a therapy called auditory rehabilitation.