Frequently Asked Questions
Hearing Solutions believes that hearing health is an important part of living a carefree and happy lifestyle, therefore, we feel it’s important for you to stay informed. Below, we have provided answers to some of our most frequently asked questions for you to review. If you find that you have a question that we have not provided below, please call us at (805) 547-9500 or email us at email@example.com.
Any sound above 85 dB can cause hearing loss, and the loss is related both to the power of the sound as well as the length of exposure. You know that you are listening to an 85-dB sound if you have to raise your voice to be heard by somebody else. Eight hours of 90-dB sound can cause damage to your ears; any exposure to 140-dB sound causes immediate damage (and causes actual pain)..
Here are some common sounds and their decibel ratings: .
Near total silence – 0 dB .
A whisper – 15 dB .
Normal conversation – 60 dB .
A lawnmower – 90 dB.
Motorcycle – 95 dB .
A car horn – 110 dB .
Wood shop, snowmobile – 100 dB .
A rock concert or a jet engine – 120 dB .
A gunshot or firecracker – 140 dB.
Since all hearing losses and instruments are different, your friend may have been incorrectly fitted or obtained a stock instrument not suitable for their precise hearing loss, and was unable to wear the instrument comfortably. At Hearing Solutions, we are dedicated to working towards finding the best hearing instrument to fit your hearing loss and meet your satisfaction. .
If someone you know suffers from hearing loss, you already know it’s a challenging time for everyone close to that person including family, friends, colleagues and coworkers. Sometimes, the change can be so gradual or subtle that you’re not sure whether it’s actually a hearing loss. Unlike many conditions, hearing loss is often hard to detect in its early stages.
If you believe your loved one is suffering from undiagnosed hearing loss, encourage him or her to contact us and request an audiological evaluation to check for a hearing problem. In most cases, the hearing test will detect a hearing loss if one is present, as well as determine the type of loss. Based on the hearing test, the hearing professional can recommend the use of a hearing instrument or other treatment. .
We will perform a visual examination of your ear canal, evaluate your current hearing abilities and determine the type of hearing loss you may have.
We will ask about the types of sound environments you frequent, which will help us understand the level of technology best suited for your lifestyle.
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We will show you the hearing aids that are best suited for your hearing loss.
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A hearing instrument is normally fitted with updatable prescriptions, which to a degree, may be adjusted to your changing hearing loss.
At one time, the only hearing instruments available were bulky and uncomfortable to wear. Today, however, you may fit with hearing instruments that are custom-built to fit entirely within your ear canal. Wearing traditional, bulky devices is no longer a concern with the advancements in hearing instrument design. Award-winning designs have proven to be aesthetically appealing, as well as fashionable.
When both ears are impaired, two-ear assistance may be superior to that of a single instrument. This will provide balanced hearing and may help preserve speech activity in both ears.
Hearing losses are as different as fingerprints. With most patients, it entails the selection of a precise digital device specifically designed for that individual. Based on the patients specific needs or performance expectations, the cost may vary from the style or type selected.
Breakthrough technological advances in the design of hearing instruments have given many people the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of amplification. Although some people may not be helped by hearing instruments, you should have a thorough test by a hearing care professional to baseline your hearing and discuss your options for improving your everyday hearing ability.
Possibly. Most hearing instrument users suffer from this type of loss. Medical experts generally agree that no effective medical treatment has been found for nerve deafness. If you are one of the estimated 40 million Americans who suffer from this kind of hearing loss, you should consult a hearing professional – hearing help is available.
Much of the noise in our surroundings is low-toned and tends to compete with weaker, high-toned sounds that give speech meaning. The latest development to solve hearing and understanding problems in a crowd is the NuEar’s Vivid Speech noise reduction and speech preservation management system. This advanced digital system was engineered to reduce noise between syllables, and is designed to deliver maximum comfort and the clearest speech possible even in the noisiest environments. Although noise is not eliminated, it is managed like never before.
Understanding words and sentences is a function of your brain. Your ears collect sound, transform it into nerve impulses and send them to the brain where understanding takes place. If damage of the nerves (cilia) has occurred, understanding may become difficult or sometimes impossible because parts of the sound are missing. A properly fitted digital hearing instrument is designed to compensate for a loss of sound and may improve your ability to understand again.
It is sad to live a life less than at its fullest. Remember, hearing instruments cannot restore your hearing to normal. They may only add strength to the hearing you have left. Early help may lead to the greatest long-term benefit from the use of hearing instruments
There are a few warning signs to pay attention to including:
Turning the volume of the TV louder than others prefer
Thinking that people are mumbling or slurring their words
Asking people to repeat or clarify what they have said to you
Being told by others you have selective hearing