One of our most important sensory organs are our ears, thus hearing impairment has significant consequences. Hearing loss can be age-related, triggered by loud noises or infections, or hereditary. Hearing loss can occur very suddenly or accumulate over time. Fortunately, in most cases hearing impairment and quality of life can be greatly improved using hearing aids. Find out how.
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Hearing impairment can have significant consequences on one of most important sensory organs. In some cases, hearing loss can be triggered by loud noises or infections, but for most, hearing loss is gradual, age-related and only noticeable as it progresses. Fortunately, impaired hearing can be improved, or even fully corrected, with the use of a hearing aid. Find out how.
One minute, everything sounds completely normal. The next, everything sounds muffled like speaking to someone on the other side of a wall — acute hearing loss typically occurs without any warning. Patients therefore require a lot of information about causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions here.
Do I Need a Hearing Aid?
Have you recently experienced difficulties in hearing or understanding? Or have you always had hearing problems? Next, find out here how to recognize the signs of hearing impairment, and when it makes sense to have a hearing aid. You can also find out whether you need a hearing aid for both ears.
Do you think you might be suffering from hearing loss? Then act now! The first step towards a better quality of life is to visit your hearing care professional. A hearing test will show if you are actually suffering from hearing loss. If you are, your hearing care professional will explain the available options. Our online hearing screening will give you an initial indication of your hearing ability.
My Path to Better Hearing
Are you always having to ask people to repeat themselves? Is your TV too loud for other people? Do you sometimes miss the doorbell or phone? If you think you might be affected by hearing loss, don't wait any longer: The sooner your hearing impairment is investigated by an audiologist, the greater your quality of life will be in the future. Find out the best way to proceed.
Books for Living with Hearing Loss
If you’re one of the nearly 50 million Americans living with hearing loss, there is a wealth of support and information available to help you. From navigating vacations to adjusting to new hearing aids, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite books to help you live well, even with limited hearing abilities.
Teach your Grandkids about Hearing Loss
You love being a grandparent and you love your grandchildren. You especially love their inquisitive nature and all of the interesting questions they ask you - “Why is the sky blue?" or “What happened to the dinosaurs?” If you're wearing hearing aids they may even ask you, "What are those things in your ears?" When the time comes, here are few pointers to teach your grandkids about hearing loss.