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.
Degrees 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.
Hearing and Balance
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.
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.
Hearing Loss - Do You Feel Isolated?
Studies which have researched the effects of hearing loss suggest that the risk associated with waiting to treat hearing loss are too great. Research increasingly shows that untreated hearing loss can have negative physical, social, economic and mental effects on a person and his or her life.
Sudden Hearing Loss
Sudden hearing loss occurs when a persons experiences sudden hearing loss within a short period of time. For example, many patients will go to bed hearing "fine" and when they wake up in the morning realize they are unable to hear out of one ear.
The Ear Brain Connection
You hear with your brain, not with your ears. If you are missing sounds as a result of hearing loss, the brain will try to fill in the gap - which causes strain and frustration for most patients with hearing loss.