Our staff is here to ensure that you have a complete understanding, knowledge and grasp of how to take good care of your hearing health. Feel free to browse through the definitions and terms below, as well as read through some of the most common questions people have when they experience hearing loss.
How Do I Know if I've Experienced Hearing Loss?
This is one of the most commonly-asked patient questions. What are the signs and symptoms of hearing loss? At what age am I most likely to experience hearing loss? The answer is that although most hearing loss is attributed to the aging process, hearing loss can be caused by a variety of different things. These can include:
If you're worried about hearing loss, don't waste another minute - schedule an appointment with a HearingLife clinic to discuss all of your options.
What's an Audiologist?
An audiologist is a hearing health care professional with either a masters or clinical doctorate in the profession of audiology. Audiology is the science, study, and measurement of all things hearing-related. All of our audiologists at HearingLife are state licensed; ensuring that you receive the best care possible when you visit a HearingLife clinic.
What is a Hearing Instrument Specialist?
An individual who is state licensed to test hearing for the purposes of hearing instrument fitting. They are also licensed to select, fit, counsel patients and dispense hearing aids.
What are Some Realistic Expectations for the Hearing Aid Wearer?
It's not uncommon to prefer one type of hearing aid to another, nor is it uncommon for right and left-sided hearing aids to fit differently. However, when a hearing aid has been adjusted appropriately and fit by an audiologist or hearing instrument specialist, the hearing aid should work optimally.
How Much Time Will an Ear Impression Take?
A custom ear impression, produced from a cast of the ear, can be made in less than 15 minutes!
What are Middle Ear Implants?
Surgically implanted devices. Middle ear implants are an alternative to conventional hearing aids. They are specifically designed for those who cannot use hearing aids due to medical reasons, or for those who are unsatisfied with their hearing aid. Most middle ear implants have been FDA approved; many are also in the process of being approved.