Learn more about hearing aids and hearing loss.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tinnitus affects everyone differently and can be temporary or permanent. Temporary tinnitus will disappear quickly after a couple days or even seconds. Permanent tinnitus is much more bothersome and will require the use of masking hearing aids or therapy to help you maintain a normal quality of life.

A quick onset of muffled hearing in one ear can be the result of loud noise damage. If you can’t hear out of one ear, it’s best to schedule a hearing test immediately. Sudden unilateral hearing loss should be caught quickly so you can prevent your hearing from worsening.

Most standard hearing aids will last four years or longer. Of course, this all depends on your commitment to maintaining your hearing aids and bringing them in for regular cleanings and check-ups. All hearing aids will be subject to natural wear and tear, but with the maintenance suggestions we provide, we can help prolong the life of your hearing aids.

Everyone’s hearing loss and ability to understand sounds is different. The decision to wear hearing aids is entirely up to you. When you come into our office, we will perform a hearing evaluation, which is the only way to know if you need hearing aids or not. Visit us today and we’ll work with you to make your hearing and level of understanding better.

Hearing aids are designed to provide you with clarity and amplification, so you can hear better. Unfortunately, they will not restore your hearing back to what was before you had hearing loss. With hearing aids, you will be able to hear better and with better clarity, so you can feel confident to join the conversation again.

No, hearing aids do not cause dizziness, vertigo, or any other balance problems. Our sense of balance comes from within the inner ear, inside the cochlea, which is the same location of the hearing nerve. For this reason, if you have hearing loss that is the result of head or ear trauma, then you may experience dizziness or balance problems as well.

Myth vs. Fact

Hearing aids and hearing loss are a widely misunderstood topic. We want to help you understand the difference between some myths and facts about your hearing health.

Fact: Everyone has a different degree of hearing loss. The range and frequency of sounds you have trouble hearing or understanding are different from anyone else’s. Because of this, we must first test your hearing before we can determine whether or not a hearing aid will help you. In addition, the longer you wait, the worse your hearing ability will get. It’s recommended that you have annual hearing evaluations in order to monitor your hearing ability and take action as soon as you notice any changes.
Fact: With our high-end technology, we are able to do an in-office hearing test and fitting the same day you come in. We will show you how much the hearing aid can help you before you even take the devices home. The hearing aids we carry today have incredible features, such as directional microphones, Bluetooth connectivity, and rechargeable batteries.
Fact: Hearing aids often make a big difference in tinnitus management, as they can have tinnitus masking technology built into them. Many patients use such technology to lead productive lives with their tinnitus successfully managed.

Tips for Hearing Aid Wearers

Here are some tips for hearing aid wearers on how to get the most out of your devices.