Treating Hearing Loss

Treating hearing loss

About 1 in every 5 people1 in the United States over age 12 has hearing loss, so you are far from alone. Like other health-related matters, it is important not to ignore it, and to seek help from a professional. There is plenty of help available once you take the first step.

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Hearing loss can be debilitating without treatment. If you think it affects you, we recommend you seek hearing loss treatment as soon as possible. Most types of hearing loss can be overcome with professional hearing care.

The options for treatment vary, and depend on a number of factors. The degree of your hearing loss is the first consideration, followed by the type of hearing loss you have and your lifestyle.

HearingLife’s care professionals have in-depth knowledge of treating hearing loss. Your optimal hearing loss treatment may include hearing aids, and HearingLife offers a wide selection of quality devices. We offer personalized care, including a follow-up plan that helps you to get used to your new devices.

Get a free hearing assessment*

At HearingLife, we make the assessment process relaxed and ensure that it is pain-free. It determines the degree of hearing loss you have, and which type it is. After your initial visit, we will have quantified your hearing, so we can go through the results together and recommend the best solution for you.

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Treating hearing loss with personalized fittings

A hearing aid is both an advanced piece of technology and a very personal device – so a personalized fitting is essential. Our hearing care professionals will carefully ensure that your hearing aids deliver the full benefit they are capable of.

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Aftercare for hearing loss treatment

Our expert services do not stop when you receive your hearing aids. To ensure you continue to get the maximum possible benefit from your hearing aids for years to come, we offer ongoing aftercare.

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What to expect at your initial hearing assessment*

We take you through three steps to ensure you get the best possible treatment: a comprehensive hearing assessment*, an interview and follow-up discussion.

Our recommendation for treatment depends on the voice test results and your answers to the interview questions. If you can benefit from wearing hearing aids, we will discuss the best treatment options for you.

 
  • We take a number of factors into account when we advise on treating hearing loss:

  • What we find in the assessment

  • Your answers to questions about your hearing

  • The size of your ear canals

  • Your lifestyle and everyday activities

  • Your budget

  • What feels comfortable

During the assessment, a hearing care professional will ask you to wear a set of headphones. We will give a familiar voice test, and will ask you to press a button in response to a series of tones. This helps us to define the extent of your hearing loss.

Then we examine your ears (a non-invasive otoscopy exam) to see if there are signs of any obstructions, such as wax or an infection, which could cause some of your hearing loss. Next comes the interview, when we will ask you about the difficulties you have with hearing.

Our recommendation for treatment depends on the voice test results and your answers to the interview questions. If you will be able to benefit from wearing hearing aids, we will discuss the best treatment options for you.

 

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To give us a detailed understanding of your hearing loss and your unique needs, we will ask you some questions about your hearing difficulties, such as:

  • Where and when do you feel your hearing is challenged the most? 
  • Do you have special needs relating to your lifestyle? Are you especially active? 
  • What are your concerns about hearing loss and wearing hearing aids?

Keep in mind: we welcome your friends

Please feel free to bring a family member or friend with you to the assessment. In fact, we encourage it. Often, the assessment includes listening to a familiar voice. They can also give insights into their experiences with your areas of strength and weakness in communicating.

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