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Sonus FAQ: Things to Know About Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a major public health issue that is the third most common physical condition after arthritis and heart disease. Gradual hearing loss can affect people of all ages - varying from mild to profound. Hearing loss is a sudden or gradual decrease in how well you can hear. Depending on the cause, it can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.

Common Signs of Hearing Loss:

• Frequently asking others to repeat themselves

• Trouble following conversations that involve more than two people

• Thinking that others are mumbling

• Trouble hearing the voices of women and small children

• Turning the TV or radio volume too loud for others who are nearby

How is Hearing Loss Diagnosed?

A hearing loss is diagnosed based on the person's history, behavior, and the results of medical and audiological examinations. If anyone, doctor or someone else, tells you that nothing can be done about your hearing loss, they may be misinformed. Hearing loss can be diagnosed and typically treated by a hearing care professional.

What should I expect during my hearing exam?

We begin with a simple questionnaire to establish the general hearing history, followed by a visual examination of your ears with an otoscope. You may actually be able to see what our hearing care specialists see on a monitor or television in the exam room! This examination will reveal obstructions such as wax or other problems that may be affecting your hearing. The hearing care specialist will then perform a series of hearing and speech recognition tests to determine the possible causes and degree of hearing loss that may exist. If a hearing loss does exist, our hearing care professionals can let you know what can be done to help it.

Our commitment is to provide exceptional service to our patients. We make it easy because Sonus takes away patients' apprehension and fear. We work with our patients to craft a hearing solution that is truly unique to their individual needs and lives.

To schedule your appointment with us, click here, or call (888) 574-6776

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