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A hearing loss often means isolation, frustration and a loss of the little things in life.

At Superior Hearing, we will work with you, your family and your health care provider to help determine the best course of action for your hearing concerns. If you or a loved one is experiencing hearing loss or require a hearing test, please contact us to explore the various options that are available.

A simple consultation may be all you need to dramatically remaster your life’s soundtrack.

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TeresaClient Coordinator

Hearing Loss & Quality of Life

Life can be stressful enough without deteriorating hearing making it’s unwelcome contribution.

Hearing is an essential sense that can be taken for granted until it begins to wane.

We know the story pretty well. You might say things like “People are mumbling…” or “I can’t hear the television anymore”. Or perhaps it is your family or spouse complaining of a lack of attention or focus. There is likely a hearing loss at play.

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Improved Quality of Life & Relationships

Frequently mishearing speech from our life partners or family members can strain relationships. Forget the negative stigmas associated with wearing a hearing aid or assisted listening device. In this day and age, no one looks twice at someone wearing corrective eyeglasses.

 

Like eyeglasses, a hearing aid’s singular purpose is to improve your own quality of life – in turn, the relationships with your friends and loved ones.

Let’s put your hearing back on track.

If you’ve found yourself struggling to make out individual words or sentences correctly, checking out of group conversations or experiencing tinnitus, you’ve arrived at the right starting point. We can help. A simple appointment with our team can provide insight into the degree of hearing loss you are experiencing.

 

We’ll work with you to develop strategies to combat the loss and restore life’s soundtrack.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I recognize a hearing problem?

Most of the time, hearing problems begin gradually without discomfort or pain.  What’s more, you and those around you often learn to adapt to hearing loss, without even realizing it.  Here are some questions to ask yourself to determine whether or not you have hearing loss:

  1. Does it sound like other people are mumbling or slurring their words?
  2. Do I struggle to hear in crowded places like restaurants, malls, or meeting rooms?
  3. Do I prefer the TV or radio volume louder than others do?
  4. Do I often ask people to repeat themselves?
  5. Do I have trouble following conversations with more than two people?
  6. Do I have difficulty hearing what is said unless I’m facing the person speaking?
  7. Do I have a hard time hearing women or children?
  8. Do I experience ringing or buzzing in my ears?

If you answered yes to several of these questions, you may have a hearing loss.

Are there different types of hearing loss?

More about the different hearing loss types can be found on the Types of Hearing Loss section of our website.

How do hearing aids work?

At their most basic, hearing aids are microphones that convert sound into electrical signals. An amplifier increases the strength of the signal, then a receiver or speaker converts it back to sound and channels it into the ear canal through a small tube or wire.  A battery is necessary to power the hearing aid and to enable amplification. More info can be found on the How Hearing Aids Work section of our website.

Doesn’t hearing loss only affect older people?

Hearing loss can occur at any time, at any age.  In fact, most people with hearing loss are younger than the age of 65.  It often takes 7-10 years to recognize an early hearing loss.

Won’t a hearing aid make me stand out?

While you are no doubt concerned about appearance, compensating for a hearing loss by asking people to repeat themselves, inappropriately responding to people (or not responding at all), or even withdrawing from social situations is more obvious than wearing a hearing aid.

Today’s hearing aids are small, discreet and more stylish than ever before. Some are even referred to as “invisible”. Chances are, that once you have a hearing aid, your quality of life will improve so much that cosmetics won’t be as much of an issue for you. More info can be found on the Types of Hearing Aids section of our site.

What is the most common cause of hearing loss?

There are several causes. The main ones include excessive noise, infections, aging, and reaction to drugs or cancer treatment.

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Annissea HopkinsRegional Trainer Infant Hearing Program, Community Liaison.