Hearing Loss Overview
The key to properly managing hearing loss is to tackle the issue as soon as possible.
Failure to do so can make communicating with your friends, loved ones, and peers difficult. Hearing loss can bring unnecessary challenges to many everyday activities. Keep reading if you suspect you’re living with hearing loss.
For many people, hearing loss seems like a mystery.
There can be a lot of misinformation out there and we place a high importance on educating our patients. Here are some of the more frequently asked questions about hearing loss:
Hearing Aid Myths
MYTH: I won't be able to afford a hearing aid.
FACT: Like anything else, the price you pay is based on the hearing aid style, technology, and features. There are hearing aids to help nearly every form of hearing loss at every budget. At Midwest Audiology Center, we offer different financing options to fit your individual needs.
Signs of Hearing Loss (Self-Assessment)
Ask yourself the following:
- Does it seem like people are mumbling?
- Do I have to continuously ask others to repeat themselves?
- How high am I turning up the volume on the television or radio? Do others complain about how loud it is?
- Do I feel like I constantly misunderstand what has been said to me?
If so, you may be dealing with hearing loss. Hearing loss is defined as a total or partial inability to hear out of one or both ears. While hearing loss comes in many different types, the reality is that it can take away from your enjoyment of life.
How Can You Protect Your Hearing?
The best way to prevent hearing loss is to limit your exposure to loud noise. Sound intensity is measured in decibels, and the delicate structure of our ears can only handle noises up to 85 decibels. Continuous exposure to noise at 85 decibels or above can cause gradual hearing loss. Louder noises can damage your hearing faster.
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