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When you take the step to choosing a hearing solution, almost immediately you'll:
- Feel more confident
- Boost your happiness
- Improve your relationships
- Perform better at work
- Lower your risk of other health concerns like dementia and depression
Features of Today’s Advanced Hearing Devices
Hearing aids do more than just amplify sound. Did you know about these features?
- Connectivity: seamlessly syncs to smartphones and other wireless devices
- Noise management: mimics the brain’s natural method of processing sound
- Speech clarity: adjusts automatically to preserve speech quality
- Water resistant coating: prevents frequent repairs
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What can I do about the ringing in my ears?
A: The ringing or buzzing that you are experiencing is referred to as tinnitus. Although there is currently no cure for tinnitus, there are steps you can take to reduce the impact it has on your life. Many hearing devices come with a tinnitus option that helps mask unwanted noise and provides you with relief.
Q: Why can I hear people, but I don’t understand what they are saying?
A: This is very common among many people with hearing loss. Typically with hearing loss, you lose the ability to hear higher frequency sounds. When someone is speaking to you, you may only pick up on half of what they are saying. This can make it difficult to piece together sentences and figure out what the speaker is talking about.
Q: How can I tell if I have hearing loss?
A: You may have hearing loss if you experience the following:
- You find yourself constantly asking people to repeat themselves.
- You regularly miss sections or whole sentences when people are talking.
- You listen to music and the television at higher volumes than before.
- You have trouble hearing people when there are other conversations going on.
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Facts About Hearing Loss
Be aware; hearing loss can affect more than just your hearing.
- Cognitive impacts could be related to hearing loss, such as poor memory and decreased ability to learn new tasks.
- About 95% of hearing loss is located in the cochlea (inner ear) which is irreversible. The most common causes are noise exposure, aging, and hereditary predisposition. Fortunately, the vast majority respond well to properly fitted hearing aids.
- Some medical treatments can increase the likelihood of hearing loss, including cisplatin chemotherapy, diuretics and some antibiotics like streptomycin and gentamicin.
- Hearing loss can cause individuals to avoid social situations and miss important information during conversations at home, work, and with loved ones.
- Hearing loss is the third most prevalent disabling but treatable condition.
- Medical conditions are common causes of hearing loss, such as hypertension and diabetes.