How loud does a sound have to be to cause a hearing loss?

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 whis...
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My friend doesn’t wear his hearing aid. How do I know I won’t do the same thing?

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. .
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What can I do if someone I care about has difficulty hearing?

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 audiolo...
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What can I expect once I make an appointment?

Hearing Analysis 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. Lifestyle Discussion 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. Hearing Aid Options We will show you the hearing aids that are best suited for your hearing loss. Value We will help you choose ...
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What Payment Options Do You Accept?

We accept: All major credit cards, cash and personal checks We are a trusted partner with the *Care Credit program, a medical credit card, to which you can apply for in any of our two offices, or apply online now and get pre-approved! *Based on individual credit approval
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Are hearing instruments hard to wear?

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.
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A doctor told me hearing instruments wouldn’t help. What can I do?

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.
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