FAQ

Answers to your most asked hearing questions.

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Although it can be extremely bothersome, tinnitus is not dangerous. Tinnitus is often a result of loud noise exposure or stress. If tinnitus is bothering you contact us today. We can offer a wide range of tinnitus treatments and can help you experience relief from the ringing in your ears.
 When you purchase a hearing aid from our office, you are provided with a month’s supply of batteries as part of your “starter set.” Typically, one to three years’ worth of batteries may be covered under your new hearing aid sales agreement. Otherwise, you may purchase a battery club membership at a modest price. In order to obtain batteries, all you have to do is call our office and we will gladly mail them to you on the same day (postage will be charged at the time of purchase). We also have a selection of hearing aids with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Contact us today to learn more about our rechargeable solutions.
The best way to care for your hearing aids is by bringing them in for regular maintenance checks. In addition, you should also be sure to clean your hearing aids every time you take them out of your ears. Simply wipe them down with a dry cloth to remove any excess earwax or moisture.

 Hydrogen peroxide is a popular ingredient in over-the-counter ear drops that can help loosen earwax. If you are experiencing clogged ears due to earwax, we recommend making an appointment to see us in office.

Allergies, such as pollen, pet dander, and mold can cause many annoying symptoms, including tinnitus. Allergies can cause ringing in the ears, and even temporary hearing loss. This is due to the body’s reaction to allergies which can often result in swollen blood vessels and itchy ear canals. Your tinnitus should dissipate fairly quickly if it is the result of allergies.

The four types of hearing loss include: conductive, sensorineural, mixed, and noise induced.

 

Conductive hearing loss means there is a problem with how the ear conducts sound, usually as a result of a blockage or ear infection.

Sensorineural hearing loss is the result of damage to the hair cells inside the ear and is often the result of age, genetics, toxic medications, or head trauma. Sensorineural hearing loss responds well to hearing aids.

Mixed hearing loss is a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss.

Noise induced hearing loss is a type of sensorineural hearing loss resulting from loud noise exposure. This could be due to repeated exposure to loud sounds or from a one-time impact blast that damaged your hearing. Noise induced hearing loss also responds well to hearing aids.

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