Hearing Loss

Hearing loss hurts. It hurts the person experiencing it, as well as those around them who can’t interact with their friend, colleague, or loved one.

Hearing Loss Happens for Many Reasons

Are you someone who no longer hears as well as you once did? If so, you are certainly not alone. According to the World Health Organization over 5% of the world’s population is living with hearing loss. That’s almost 500 million people!

The primary causes of hearing loss include:

  • Prolonged exposure to high volumes
  • Genetics
  • Certain types of medicine
  • Aging process

Getting the Hearing Loss Help You Need & Thoughtful Care You Want

The type of hearing loss determines the specific treatment required. So the first step is determining whether your hearing loss is:

  • Conductive Hearing Loss (CHL): This type of loss is due to problems in the outer or middle ear. Common examples include wax, fluid in the ear, eardrum perforation, or damage to the middle ear bones. Conductive hearing loss is often treatable through medication and/or surgery. After treatment, hearing may improve.
  • Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SNHL): This is permanent loss, caused when the tiny hair cells in the cochlea are damaged or missing. In most cases, the only solution for this type of hearing loss is to be fit with hearing instruments.
  • Mixed Hearing Loss: This is a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss and is usually treated with hearing aids and will often be treated medically by the ENT physician, followed by the use of hearing instruments.

While it may be difficult to cope with or even frightening to think that you could have hearing loss, fear not. The professionals at Hear-It-All, Inc. are experienced, knowledgeable, and caring. We understand what you’re going through and will work tirelessly to craft the best solution for your lifestyle and budget.

Schedule an appointment today and take the first step towards healthy hearing.