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How common is Hearing Loss?

According to the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), at least 48 million Americans report some degree of hearing loss. That is a staggering 1 in 3 people over the age of 65 with some degree of hearing loss affecting their lives. Hearing loss is a major public health issue that is the third most common physical condition after arthritis and heart disease. Since it is an invisible condition, many people wait years before seeking help for their hearing loss.

How to tell if I have a hearing loss?

There are many initial signs of hearing loss, a few of which are listed below:

 

  • You have difficulty following group conversations
  • You ask people to repeat themselves often
  • You have difficulty understanding the voices of women and children
  • You experience difficulty with phone conversations
  • Family members complain that the T.V. or radio volume is too loud
  • You feel that people are mumbling or not speaking clearly
  • You no longer wish to participate in family gatherings or social events due to difficulties with hearing

 

If you or a loved one are experiencing any of the above symptoms, it is definitely time for a hearing test. Contact us today at (520) 494-2242 to schedule your FREE hearing test with our highly trained hearing aid specialists.

Can I afford new hearing aids?

While we are independently owned practice, we are able to offer affordable hearing aid prices due to the combined purchasing power of our network.  Hearing aid technology has advanced dramatically in the past few years and features previously only available in top of the line hearing aids are now available in many lower cost hearing aids. There are a wide number of hearing aid solutions available for almost all budgets with financing options available. We are dedicated to helping our patients find a hearing solution that works for their specific hearing loss as well as their pocket book.

How often should I have my hearing tested?

Once you are 55, it is recommended that you have your hearing tested annually, regardless of whether you think you have symptoms of a hearing loss. A decline in your hearing is a natural part of aging, and if you catch a hearing loss in its earliest stages, you and your hearing healthcare professional will be much better equipped to address and manage it into the future. Even if you discover a hearing loss, you may not need a hearing aid right away, but you’ll have the information you need to maintain your hearing health and take action as you go forward.

How much do hearing aids cost?

As technology advances in the hearing aid industry, features that were previously only available in the top of the line aids are now available in more affordable hearing aids. The price of hearing aids depends on the level of technology desired, the features that are important to the user, and the type of hearing loss. Our highly trained specialists will make a recommendation to you based on your lifestyle, unique hearing loss and your budget. We always respect the budget of our patients and strive to provide the best hearing solutions at an affordable cost. We offer financing on hearing aid purchased as well as free hearing tests at each of our four practices.

Call us today to schedule your free hearing test at (520) 494-2242.

What is tinnitus? (Ringing in the ears)

Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is a constant (or very frequent) ringing, buzzing, chirping in the ears even when no other sound is present. It can be brought on my a lot of different factors including hearing loss itself,  certain medications, health issues like high blood pressure, ear infections and more. Unfortunately there is no cure for tinnitus, but hearing aid manufacturers have taken great efforts to invent features that help people with tinnitus to cope with the ringing in their ears and find peace again.

Can you cure tinnitus?

Unfortunately there is no cure for tinnitus. However, hearing aid manufacturers have invested a lot of time of money into researching ways to help patients cope with the annoying buzzing in their ears which have proven to be very helpful for those with tinnitus.

 Technology to help ease the discomfort associated with tinnitus include:

Noisers: These are instruments that look like hearing aids but do not amplify sound for the user. Their purpose is to provide the user with a soft murmur in order to subdue and distract from the frustrating ringing in the ears that sufferers of tinnitus experience. Noisers have been shown to be well received by people with tinnitus.

Hearing Aids: Since 80% of people with tinnitus also have a hearing loss, many people find that simply getting the proper hearing aid for their loss dramatically improves their experience with tinnitus.

Tinnitus combines devices:  These are hearing aids with specific programs designed to help alleviate the symptoms of tinnitus for users. Each manufacturer has their own program but popular ones include Widex Zen, Unitron tinnitus masker, Starkey Xino Tinnitus, Phonak Audeo Q, ReSound Alera TS and more.

 


Our hearing instrument specialists are highly trained in helping patients to find a hearing solution for their tinnitus. If you or a loved one are experiencing the ringing or buzzing in the ears associated with tinnitus, give our practice a call to schedule a no-obligation hearing test & consultation.

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FAQ’s September 9, 2014

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