Types Of Hearing Loss

Hearing Health Studies

Hearing loss is a permanent, progressive and irreversible condition. The use of hearing instruments can bring a person back to the normal range depending on test results. It’s recommended to correct your hearing loss with the use of hearing aids sooner rather than later in order to maintain more speech understanding longer. We will perform a series of tests to see if the solution is hearing aids or a referral to another medical professional.

Dementia

The analysis covered 2,413 individuals, about half of whom were over 80 and showed a clear association between severity of hearing loss and dementia. Prevalence of dementia among the participants with moderate/severe hearing loss was 61 percent higher than prevalence among participants who had normal hearing. Hearing aid use was associated with a 32 percent lower prevalence of dementia in the 853 participants who had moderate/severe hearing loss.

Hearing Loss and Falling

Lin, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the university’s Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Ferrucci found that people with a 25-decibel hearing loss, classified as mild, were nearly three times more likely to have a history of falling. Every additional 10-decibels of hearing loss increased the chances of falling by 1.4 fold. This finding still held true, even when researchers accounted for other factors linked with falling, including age, sex, race, cardiovascular disease and vestibular function. Even excluding participants with moderate to severe hearing loss from the analysis didn’t change the results.

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FAQs

What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears when no external sound is present. It can manifest as ringing, buzzing, hissing, or other types of sounds.

What Causes Tinnitus?

Tinnitus can be caused by various factors, including age-related hearing loss, exposure to loud noise, earwax blockage, and changes in the ear bone. It may also be a symptom of other health conditions.

Can Hearing Aids Help Tinnitus?

Yes, hearing aids can be beneficial for many people with tinnitus. They amplify external sounds, which can help drown out the tinnitus and make it less noticeable.

What Type of Hearing Aid is Best for Tinnitus?

The best type of hearing aid depends on the individual’s specific hearing loss and tinnitus characteristics. Some hearing aids come with special tinnitus masking or sound therapy features.

Are There Special Features in Hearing Aids
for Tinnitus?

Many modern hearing aids include features like tinnitus masking, which plays a soothing sound to mask the tinnitus, and sound therapy, which provides various sounds to help distract from tinnitus.

How Can I Manage Tinnitus in Daily Life?

Along with using hearing aids, lifestyle changes such as stress management, avoiding loud noises, and using white noise machines can help manage tinnitus.

Will Tinnitus Go Away with Hearing Aids?

While hearing aids can significantly alleviate tinnitus symptoms, they do not cure tinnitus. The effectiveness varies from person to person.

Can I Try Hearing Aids Before Buying?

Yes! Schedule an appointment today to try our hearing aids.

Is Tinnitus a Sign of Hearing Loss?

Tinnitus can be associated with hearing loss, but it does not necessarily mean you have significant hearing loss. A hearing test can determine if there’s hearing loss.

How Do I Get Started with Hearing Aids for Tinnitus?

The first step is to schedule a hearing test. We can assess your hearing and tinnitus and recommend appropriate hearing aids.

Are There Any Side Effects of Using Hearing Aids
for Tinnitus?

Most people adapt well to hearing aids, but it may take time to get used to the amplified sounds. We can help with any adjustments needed.

Can Children Experience Tinnitus?

Yes, children can also experience tinnitus. If a child reports ringing or other noises in their ears, it’s important to consult a pediatric audiologist.

More often than not patients find tinnitus relief simply by fitting the hearing aid. Come try on a set today at no cost and see if you are a candidate