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Hearing Loss FAQs

Who has hearing loss?

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Will Hearing Aids help nerve loss?

The majority of people wearing hearing aids today have a nerve-type loss.

What are some of the potential results of a hearing problem?

Fatigue, inattentiveness, indifference, social withdrawal, insecurity, speech deterioration, loneliness, isolation, and depression.

What are the symptoms of a hearing problem?

The need for increased volume on T.V., difficulty understanding speech where background noise is present, suggesting that speakers mumble or don't speak loud enough, reading speaker's lips, and sometimes a ringing noise in the ears (Tinnitus).

Are there Hearing Aids that can help me understand speech in noisy situations?

Yes. Most Hearing Aids can help to some degree in noisy environments. Some of the new digitally programmable hearing devices potentially can help the most due to the fact that they can amplify soft sounds while not amplifying louder ones.

Are there any Hearing Aids that you can't see?

Some of the CIC (Completely-in-the-Canal) instruments sit deep within the ear canal and are virtually unnoticeable.

Should I buy two Hearing Aids or one?

Everyone's needs are different, but most people who have hearing loss in both ears will benefit from having amplification in both ears. Some of the benefits may include: better understanding of speech in noise, equal hearing from both sides, better sound localization, and more natural sound quality.

Are all Hearing Aids the same?

There are different styles, different technologies, and different manufacturers. A Hearing Instrument Specialist or audiologist is best educated to recommend what would be appropriate for you.

What about surgical implants?

There are people with severe to profound hearing losses that may be candidates for certain types of implants. Most people, however, having any usable hearing with hearing aids are not candidates for this type of procedure.

What if I don't do anything about my hearing problem?

Research indicates that if not properly stimulated, your hearing can degenerate faster over time. It is important to have your hearing evaluated periodically to be sure this is not taking place.