Hearing Loss


Frequently Asked Questions

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What are signs of hearing loss?

Hearing loss usually occurs very gradually without any pain. Some examples include:

  • difficulty hearing in a small group,
  • asking people to repeat, or
  • people telling you that your TV is too loud.

How do I know that my hearing loss requires any treatment?

A complete hearing test, by an audiologist, will determine the degree of hearing loss. Recommendations may include a medical referral, hearing aid(s) or a follow up hearing test.

What causes hearing loss?

There are many causes of hearing loss. A few causes include:

  • infections,
  • excessive noise and
  • natural aging.

Will hearing aids make my hearing normal?

Hearing aids are designed to amplify sounds, including speech to help you hear better but no hearing aid can restore hearing back to normal

Do I need one or  two hearing aids?

We do  hear best when  both ears work together.  Typically two hearing aids are better than one. However your audiologist will make recommendations based on your hearing loss.

Will hearing aids make my hearing worse?

If your hearing aids are fitted appropriately,  they will not cause a decrease in your hearing.

What is the best way to protect my hearing?

Use hearing protection in noisy environments such as concerts,  loud sporting events and industrial noise.