Acute Hearing offers a full range of hearing services focused on your hearing health needs.
Hearing loss can impact your way of communicating with other people and can affect your well being. The first step to better hearing is to have your hearing evaluated. A comprehensive hearing test will detect a hearing loss if one is present.
What are the signs of hearing loss?
Some of the common signs of hearing loss are:
- Constantly asking people to repeat themselves
- Being able to hear people talking but having difficulty understanding some of the words
- Listening to television or radio at higher volume than in the past
- Having a hard time understanding others in a crowd
- Having a hard time understanding others on the phone
- Complaining of ringing in one ear or both ears (tinnitus)
- Avoiding conversations and social interactions
3 Types of Hearing Loss
Conductive Hearing Loss
Conductive hearing loss occurs when there is an obstruction in the outer or middle ear, impeding the sound waves from passing through the auditory pathway. Ear wax, infections, fluid behind the eardrum, perforations of the eardrum and otosclerosis (a stiffening of the bones in the middle ear) are the most common types of conductive hearing loss. Most outer and middle ear problems can be effectively managed with medical intervention.
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when the hair cells in the hearing organ (cochlea) become damaged and affect the transmission of signals to the auditory part of the brain via the auditory nerve. The most common cause is aging, but loud noise, some types of medication, and genetics can also affect hearing. Inner ear hearing loss cannot be reversed with medication or surgery.
Mixed Hearing Loss
Mixed hearing loss is a combination of both conductive and sensorineural hearing loss. This type of hearing loss can range from mild to profound.
Are you experiencing hearing loss?
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What is Tinnitus?
Ringing, roaring, hissing or buzzing in the ear is called tinnitus.
It can be present in one or both ears or in the head when no external sound is present. Sometimes tinnitus may be a sign of noise exposure or a symptom related to some health conditions. Tinnitus can occur in individuals with hearing loss as well as individuals with normal hearing. If you are suffering from tinnitus, ask your family doctor to refer you to Acute Hearing for a follow up. We have several suggestions and devices to help you cope with tinnitus.