Frequently asked questions about hearing health.
Hearing Health FAQs
The best way to care for your hearing aids is by bringing them in for regular maintenance checks. In addition, you should also be sure to clean your hearing aids every time you take them out of your ears. Simply wipe them down with a dry cloth to remove any excess earwax or moisture. Always be sure to store your hearing aids in a dry, safe place away from any young children or pets.
Real ear measurement is the measurement of sound pressure levels in your ear canal that is developed when wearing a hearing aid. Our audiologists use real ear measurement to ensure your hearing aids are providing you with the proper amplification to hear in different environments.
Ototoxic inflammatory medications, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, can cause temporary tinnitus. This type of tinnitus usually goes away within a couple of days or when you stop taking the medication. If you have tinnitus that is not going away after taking aspirin, please contact us.
The three types of hearing loss are conductive, sensorineural, and mixed.
Conductive hearing loss means there is a problem with how the ear conducts sound, usually as a result of a blockage or ear infection.
Sensorineural hearing loss is the result of damage to the hair cells inside the ear and is often the result of age, genetics, toxic medications, or head trauma. Sensorineural hearing loss responds well to hearing aids.
Mixed hearing loss is a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss.
Hearing aids are not waterproof, but they are water resistant. Hearing aids are incredibly durable and can withstand sweat and moisture. If you wear your hearing aids on a very hot and humid day, or in the rain they will be fine. However, you should never wear your hearing aids when swimming or in the shower.
Adults between the ages of 18-40 with “normal” hearing should have their hearing tested every 3-5 years. For adults over the age of 40, regular hearing check ups are important to ensure any signs of hearing loss are caught early.
Regardless of your age, if you have hearing loss, then you should come in every year for a hearing check. This way we can monitor your hearing ability for any changes and make any adjustments to your hearing prescription if necessary.
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