Commonly, an ear problem in the outer or middle ear is referred to as a conductive hearing loss, while inner-ear problems or brain-processing difficulties are referred to as sensorineural hearing loss. These are two distinct types of hearing loss with differing treatment methods.
All treatment starts with meeting with one of our expert hearing care providers to assess your needs with a consultation and our effective 4-step hearing test process.
I have used hearing aids for 15 years, and needed to get a new pair. Dr. Zhou was thorough in his assessment, and answered my questions. He is delightfully enthusiastic, and very knowledgeable. He took the time to explain the many features of these new hearing aids. I am comfortable using the various options such as blue tooth, and hear much better than I did with the old hearing aids.
– Jim C.
Is there a ringing in your ears?
That ringing in your ears is called tinnitus. Tinnitus is actually a medical condition characterized by persistent ringing in one or both ears that can only be heard by the affected individual.
There is currently no cure for tinnitus, but will work with you to identify potential causes and find a treatment to lessen the impact.
Our patient experience was developed through the combined efforts of the nation’s top hearing care providers to provide you with the care you deserve each and every time you step through our door. We are committed to finding solutions based on your unique lifestyle and situation — we look forward to seeing you!
Even if you take care of your hearing aids and keep up with regular maintenance, time takes its toll on all technology, and it’s possible that yours will eventually wear out through the course of normal use.
If you’re having any trouble with your hearing aids we’re more than happy to help you get your devices back in working order.
Even relatively mild hearing loss can seriously disrupt how we interact and connect with others. Without healthy hearing, the consequences for our health become greater, and overall quality of life can plummet.
If no single significant event occurred that may have caused a sudden change in hearing ability, it’s typically a slow decline. There are many signs you can look for to determine if there may be an issue.