Understanding Hearing Loss

Hearing loss usually occurs gradually, so you probably won't notice your decreased hearing right away.
A few of the most common signs of hearing loss include:
  • People sound as though they are mumbling.
  • You can hear people talking but cannot understand them.
  • Hearing conversation in background noise, like restaurants, is very difficult.
  • Family and friends notice your hearing loss and make mention of it.
  • You have to turn the TV volume louder than what others find comfortable.

Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Sensorineural hearing loss (or nerve-related deafness), the most common, involves damage to the inner ear caused by aging, pre-natal and birth-related problems, viral and bacterial infections, heredity, trauma, and exposure to loud noise, fluid backup, or a benign tumor in the inner ear. Almost all sensorineural hearing loss can be effectively treated with hearing aids.

Conductive hearing loss
Conductive hearing loss involves the outer and middle ear that may be caused by blockage of wax, punctured eardrum, birth defects, ear infection, or heredity, and often can be effectively treated medically or surgically.

Mixed hearing
Mixed hearing loss refers to a combination of conductive and sensorineural loss and means that a problem occurs in both the outer or middle and the inner ear.

Central, rare, hearing loss
Central, rare, hearing loss results from damage or impairment to the nerves or nuclei of the central nervous system, either in the pathways to the brain or in the brain itself.

What type hearing loss do you have?
Clear Choice Hearing Center's state of the art hearing examination will establish what type of hearing loss you have and then develop the most effective treatment plan for you.

Numerous recent studies have shown that untreated hearing loss affects our emotional and social well-being, our relationships with friends and family, and overall quality of life. For individuals still in the workplace, hearing loss can have a negative impact on income potential as well. The good news is that Clear Choice Hearing Center offers you state of the art technology to test your hearing and our personal attention guarantees that you are fitted with the best solution for your hearing needs.

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