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Guess what? You probably have hearing loss!
Posted by Roger LaRose, M.A., Director of Audiology Services on December 01, 2016
According to the National Academy on an Aging Society, hearing loss is one of the most common health conditions experienced by males 75 and older. Hearing, like all our senses, declines as we age, and can often be exacerbated by exposure to loud noises, other health issues, medications and more. It can quickly impact our ability to understand speech, respond to...
Can I Wear an Invisible Hearing Aid?
Posted by Roger LaRose, M.A., Director of Audiology Services on November 02, 2016
Q: I was told I can’t wear an invisible hearing aid. Does that sound right? A: Starkey Hearing Technologies has been building custom hearing aids — the kind that fit inside your ear rather than behind it — for decades. In fact, they are the largest manufacturer of custom hearing aids in the world. This expertise led them to create the...
How will a hearing aid improve my quality of life?
Posted by Roger LaRose, M.A., Director of Audiology Services on October 07, 2016
Treatment of hearing loss has been shown to improve: Communication in relationships Intimacy and warmth in family relationships Ease in communication Earning power Sense of control over your life Social participation Emotional stability Hearing aids can provide valuable benefits to improve your quality of life in a number of important ways. They can...
What Causes Sensorineural Hearing Loss?
Posted by Roger LaRose, M.A., Director of Audiology Services on September 01, 2016
90% of all hearing loss is sensorineural (pronounced “sensory-neural”), which is hearing loss caused by damage in the inner ear (cochlea) or to the nerve pathway from the inner ear to the brain. Below are the most common causes of sensorineural hearing loss. Aging: As you age, hearing loss is pretty much inevitable. Noise Exposure: Firearms, heavy...
Posted by Roger LaRose, M.A., Director of Audiology Services on June 01, 2016
Hearing loss is more than difficulty understanding speech and hearing sound. It also makes you extremely tired; listening takes a lot of effort and energy. People with normal hearing don’t really think about the fact that listening can be fatiguing and frustrating. The Better Hearing Institute estimates that societal costs of untreated hearing loss result in...
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