There are different causes of hearing loss. Some can be treated with medication or surgery. Others can be helped through hearing aids. A complete hearing test should be performed by a certified audiologist to determine the nature and degree of hearing loss. The Audiologist will determine if hearing aids can be of benefit. You should have your hearing evaluated if:
- The TV volume has to be increased beyond the comfort level of others in the household
- You have difficulty understanding voices over the telephone
- It is hard to understand words when background noise is present
- Friends and family appear to be mumbling.
Hearing aids can improve speech understanding in various listening situations and, thus, improve one’s quality of life. Although older hearing aids were not liked, new digital and programmable technology permits many patients to wear them comfortably.
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