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Ask the Experts
At Labyrinth Audiology, we have experience answering questions and providing accurate information about hearing loss and hearing aids. It is common for people to form misunderstandings about what hearing loss is, how it’s diagnosed, and how it can be helped.
If you have any questions, our professionals are happy to answer them. If you feel you may have hearing loss, book an appointment at Labyrinth Audiology today, and we can help you achieve healthier hearing.
Frequently Asked Questions
The most common treatment option for hearing loss is hearing aids. However, treatment depends on the nature of your hearing loss, the severity of it, and your lifestyle. Some solutions include hearing aids, rehabilitation, or surgery. Only a hearing healthcare professional can give specific solutions based on your health history, symptoms, and current condition. Hearing loss is often the result of aging, noise exposure, and genetics. In most cases, this can be typically corrected with hearing aids.
Although it may be tempting to only buy one hearing aid, you have two ears and each ear needs a hearing aid. You have two ears for a reason – they take in and process the sounds you hear, which help you become spatially aware of your surroundings. If you are experiencing hearing loss and only use one hearing aid, you will be at a disadvantage because you’re only taking in half the sounds you need to hear.
Hearing aids do not restore hearing, so you will not hear the way you used to before you experienced hearing loss. However, hearing aids allow you to follow normal speech without trouble, hear clearly enough to participate in conversations, and have better understanding when noise is present.
The most common sign of hearing loss is frequently asking people to repeat themselves or often asking for clarification when speaking with someone. Hearing loss can get worse over time, which makes it difficult to determine when medical intervention is necessary. If you often have difficulty understanding in social situations, avoid meeting friends, or calling family because it’s difficult to hear, you may have hearing loss.
Hearing aids range in cost. We carry many hearing aid options from devices with the latest technology to more affordable options. No matter what your budget is, we can help you find a hearing aid that will allow you to hear better and stay connected.
Tinnitus can range from temporary to permanent. Some people experience ringing in the ears on an occasional basis or after they have been exposed to a loud noise, such as live music. In these cases, tinnitus can be temporary and should resolve itself. If you are dealing with ringing in the ears that won’t go away, our tinnitus specialist can help you. Dr. Danesh is experienced in tinnitus, hyperacusis, and misophonia.