Audiology How can we help
Whether you have hearing loss or want to protect your sensitive ears, our audiologists can find a solution that fits your lifestyle.
Better hearing for a more active life.
If you are dealing with hearing loss or if your hearing just isn’t what it used to be, we can help. Hearing loss can lead to withdrawal from your normal social activities, frustration, and even depression.
Signs of hearing loss.
Approximately 15 percent of Americans report some trouble hearing — that’s more than 37 million people.
It’s even more common in older adults. Nearly 25 percent of Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 and 50 percent of those 75 and older have disabling hearing loss.
Here are some signs you should see a doctor about hearing loss:
- You often ask people to repeat themselves
- Speech and other sounds seem muffled
- It’s difficult to follow conversations in a noisy place, such as a restaurant
- Others comment that you are turning up the TV volume too high
- You sometimes have difficulty hearing on the telephone
- You don't remember the last time you heard running water, birds singing or the hum of the refrigerator
- You have to strain to understand a conversation, especially when several people speak at once
- You avoid lectures or plays because you have to concentrate too hard to hear what is being said
- You hear ringing, roaring, or hissing sounds
- Some sounds seem too loud to you
Prevent hearing loss.
While hearing loss might be unavoidable due to age or genetics, there are things you can do to protect your hearing.
- Keep the volume down on your TV and your radio or speakers
- Wear noise-canceling headphones when you are mowing the lawn, using a leaf blower, or working with power tools.
- Use earplugs at concerts or other loud events
- Use a decibel meter app on your smartphone to measure the level of noise around you