Hearing loss affects more than 48 million Americans in all age groups. Our hearing services include evaluation of hearing loss and balance disorders, custom earmolds and hearing protection.
Pediatric Services include evaluation and treatment for hearing loss in infants and children. Hearing properly is essential for children to learn and understand spoken language. It is also vital to the development of their own speech. When infants and children experience hearing loss, it can have consequences. It can delay talking and affect speech in children even when hearing loss is temporary and reversible.
More than 48 million Americans are affected by hearing loss. Hearing loss type refers to the portion of the hearing system that has been damaged. The three types of hearing loss are conductive, sensorineural and mixed.
A Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) is a hearing device that utilizes direct bone conduction to transmit sound. This hearing aid is surgically implanted behind the ear to bypass the auditory canal and middle ear. It takes advantage of the bones’ natural conductive abilities by sending sound vibrations directly to the inner ear.
Custom earmolds are molds shaped to fit a patient’s ear canal and/or outer ear structure. They come in plastic, acrylic or another soft material. Earmolds are great for hearing devices such as hearing aids or musician’s ear monitors. They can also be used without a hearing device to protect the ear during activities such as swimming, racing or hunting.
To evaluate your hearing, there are different tests that can be used to check hearing ability and causes of any hearing loss. Tests include physical exams, general screening tests, tuning fork tests and audiometer tests.
The most preventable cause of hearing loss is exposure to harmful noise levels. Noise levels become harmful at 85 decibels or more, about the volume of a lawn mower. There are several ways that you can protect your hearing from harmful noise levels.
About Tinnitus Tinnitus, or “ringing in the ears”, is the sensation of hearing sounds that are not present in the external environment. If you are suffering from a ringing, buzzing, whooshing or clicking in your ears, you are not alone. Over 50 million Americans report some degree of tinnitus. Tinnitus is typically the result of…