Hearing Health Resources
Types of Hearing Loss
Hearing loss impacts people differently and can be mild, moderate, moderately-severe, severe or profound in degree. Understanding the severity of hearing loss is crucial to developing the best approach to treatment.
Sudden Hearing Loss
Sudden drop or loss of hearing in one ear is a medical emergency that generally goes undiagnosed, and prompt treatment might just save your hearing. Also known as sudden sensorineural hearing loss, or SSHL, usually occurs all at once or over the course of several days. Most people think that they are suffering from allergies, an earwax (cerumen) in the ear, ear infection, or a sinus infection. Therefore, they might decide not to seek care. Additionally, most urgent care physicians are not equipped to differentiate it from an ear infection that can cause hearing loss but is not as serious.
Impacts of Untreated Hearing Loss
An overview of the adverse social, psychological, cognitive and health effects that come with untreated hearing loss.
Musicians’ Hearing Loss and Prevention
Regardless of what type of music they play, musicians are constantly exposed to high-decibel sounds. Because of this high-decibel immersion, it’s crucial for musicians to wear proper ear protection to prevent hearing loss and tinnitus.
Dizziness, Vertigo & Balance Disorders
Our auditory system isn’t just responsible for hearing, it also contributes to our balance. Problems with the external, middle or inner ear can contribute to dizziness and feeling off-balance. Proper hearing care can help determine the cause of dizziness and how it can be treated.
Typically a person with Meniere’s will have bouts of dizziness/imbalance, fluctuating hearing loss or distorted hearing, ear pressure, and rushing type tinnitus (roaring or water running like sound).
Misophonia and Hyperacusis
Misophonia is a condition in which certain sounds (regardless of their loudness) trigger emotional or physiological reactions that some might perceive as unreasonable given the circumstance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Whether you need more information about hearing loss, hearing aids or accessories, our frequently asked questions section provides answers you’ve been looking for.
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Consumer’s Guide to Hearing Aids
Make informed decisions when purchasing your next hearing device using our consumer's guide to hearing aids. This guide provides plenty of tips and information when determining what the best hearing aid is for your specific needs.