Hearing loss can literally be an issue for anyone, and from a number of different causes.
A common source of noise comes at the workplace. If you work in manufacturing, agriculture or transportation, for instance, you can be more prone to issues with hearing.
Many people who experience hearing loss are reluctant to seek treatment because they see it as a weakness. The failure to acknowledge the problem can have a lasting impact on your life and well being.
One in five Americans report some degree of hearing loss. The ratio ratchets up to one in three for people 65 and over.
Experiencing hearing loss? It’s OK. First, you need to know that you’re not alone. Nearly 38 million Americans have hearing loss.
It’s important to wear your hearing aids every day, even when you don’t want to or think you need to.
The BTE style hearing aid is housed in a small curved case which fits behind the ear and is attached to a custom earpiece.
ITE style hearing aids – ITE stands for “in the ear” – fit directly into the external ear. The circuitry is housed primarily in the concha (external) portion of the ear.
With recent advancements, it is now possible to perform comprehensive testing related to hearing loss.
Correcting treatable causes of tinnitus (i.e. ear wax build-up, allergy, infection, syphilis) often will improve the condition.