What Exactly is Hearing Loss?
Hearing loss is the total or partial inability to hear sounds in one or both ears. It happens as a result of the aging process, noise exposure or other health conditions. A diagnostic evaluation is the best way to identify your degree of hearing loss and develop the best treatment plan.
Normal ear functions Hearing is an important sense to your everyday life. From alarms to important conversations throughout the day, our sense of hearing is important to communicating with the world around us. The way the auditory system works is incredibly complex and requires a number of functions to work properly, including: Sound is…More on Hearing – How the Ear Works
Many people are aware they’re suffering from hearing loss, but find it difficult to get help. Those who have been diagnosed with hearing loss wait, on average, seven years before seeking treatment. The reasons for waiting on help vary; some are frustrated by hearing loss, believing it to be a sign of aging. Others think…More on Impacts of Untreated Hearing Loss
Hearing loss can be experienced in varying degrees, such as mild, moderate, moderately-severe, severe or profound. Additionally, this loss can also vary depending on pitches or frequencies. A series of hearing tests can determine the amount of loss you experience compared to an average of many other adult listeners with typical hearing. The volume of…More on Types of Hearing Loss
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