Hearing Loss

We educate the people of our communities on the causes and effects of hearing loss.

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Hearing Health Support in Blackstone Valley

At our hearing centers in South Grafton, MA and Smithfield, RI, we offer educational resources and treatment for hearing loss, clogged ears, tinnitus, and other hearing disorders. Approximately 48 million Americans experience some degree of hearing loss. Hearing loss doesn’t only affect your ability to hear sounds, it affects your ability to effectively communicate with your loved ones.


At Hear Joy Audiology, we offer advanced diagnostic hearing testing and the latest hearing aids to help you manage hearing loss. We want you to enjoy all the sounds life has to offer.

Signs of Hearing Loss

For many people, it can be difficult to recognize that you have hearing loss at first, especially if you’ve lost your hearing over the course of a few years. Many people have hearing loss in both ears; however, it is also common to experience loss of hearing in one ear. No matter the type of hearing loss you have, we can help you.

Some common signs of hearing loss include:

Signs of Hearing Loss in Children

Children can experience hearing loss at any point, from birth to later in childhood. Your child’s hearing plays a crucial role in their social, emotional, and cognitive development. It’s important to be proactive about your child’s hearing health in order to provide them with the resources necessary for success by visiting a pediatric audiologist.

Learn how to recognize the signs of hearing loss in your infant. Here are some milestones your child should reach in the first year of life:

a child getting a pediatric evaluation at Hear Joy Audiology
child getting a pediatric test for hearing loss

As your child continues to grow and develop it’s important to continue to monitor their hearing and developmental progress. Hearing loss can occur at any age, so it’s important to be proactive by watching for the signs of hearing loss in young children.

Signs of hearing loss in children may include:

If your child has shown signs of hearing loss, please contact us for an appointment. Our hearing specialists are experienced in helping children with hearing loss and we offer pediatric hearing exams to help your child.

Hearing and Cognition

For adults, hearing loss does so much more than just affect your ability to hear. It also affects your ability to hear and process certain sounds and frequencies that your brain needs to stay healthy. When left untreated, hearing loss can prevent your brain from receiving these sound signals, which can eventually lead to cognitive decline.

In order to be proactive about your hearing and your overall health, it’s important to manage the signs of hearing loss early with hearing aids. Hearing aids will help you clearly hear the sounds you have been missing, keeping your brain active and healthy. Don’t leave hearing loss untreated and let it affect your health, contact us today to discuss hearing aid options and experience the positive impact they can have on your quality of life.

Tinnitus

Tinnitus is the medical term for the perception of hearing a noise when there is none present. Tinnitus is usually subjective, which means only the person who has it can hear it. Those with tinnitus say their symptoms are most noticeable at night or when they are trying to sleep. An estimated 50 million Americans experience some degree of tinnitus in their lifetime.

It can range from mild to severe, constant or intermittent, soft or loud, or in one or both ears. The signs of tinnitus include hearing a buzzing, humming, ringing, high-pitched squealing, or whistling noise in the ears.

If you suspect you have tinnitus, we can perform a tinnitus evaluation and test your hearing. In addition, we offer a wide range of tinnitus treatments to help you manage your symptoms and experience relief. Whether it’s using a hearing aid with a sound therapy feature for tinnitus relief or something else, we’ll be able to provide you with the best solution to stop the ringing in your ears.

an audiologist discussing tinnitus with a patient

Office Locations

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43 Main Street
South Grafton, MA 01560
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151 Douglas Pike #1
Smithfield, RI 02917

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