Answers to your hearing health questions.
Hearing Health FAQs
Your ears my feel clogged or you may experience a fullness in your ears if you have a build-up of earwax. Excessive earwax can make your ears feel full and can even muffle sounds. At Better Hearing Audiology, our hearing specialist can safely and effectively remove excessive earwax in our office.
Sudden ringing in the ears can be tinnitus. If you hear a high-pitched ringing in your ears then you should come in for a tinnitus test. Tinnitus can be heard in one or both ears and can range in severity. You don’t have to live with tinnitus. We can help you experience relief.
Unfortunately, hearing loss cannot be reversed. Although, with hearing aids you will be able to hear sounds you’ve been missing and you will be able to communicate with your loved ones. Hearing aids are a great way to get the most out of your hearing and to prevent any decline in your cognitive abilities.
No, this is a common misconception. Hearing loss affects individuals of all ages. Approximately 48 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss. Even children can be hearing impaired. In fact, 2-3 out of every 1000 children in the U.S. are born with hearing loss. If you have hearing loss then you should wear hearing aids in order to preserve your cognitive abilities and to hear your loved ones.
Hearing aids are durable mini computers designed to help you hear in complex environments. Typically, hearing aids will last 5-7 years when they are properly cared for. However, many of the major manufactures release new hearing technology every 3-5 years. For this reason, many of our patients like to upgrade their hearing aids more frequently to take advantage of the new technology.
A t-coil is a small induction pick-up coil which is placed inside a hearing aid. When activated, the t-coil allows for a connection between the hearing aid and an assistive listening device or system. We carry a variety of hearing aid supplies and accessories to give you the best hearing experience possible.