Many factors contribute to hearing loss.
Hearing Loss Causes
Some causes are preventable, such as noise-induced hearing loss from listening to loud music or working in a loud environment, like a factory, without hearing protection.
Others are less preventable such as:
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At Pro-Care Hearing, a New York State licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist will conduct a FREE, short and painless hearing test to measure your ability to hear sounds at various frequencies (pitches) and look for possible physical causes of hearing loss. Based on the test results, a specific solution best suiting your hearing loss and your lifestyle will be recommended. Contact us to set up an appointment with a hearing aid specialist.
Hearing Loss Treatment
There are many types of hearing instruments to choose from to assist with better hearing. Early analog instruments with many undesirable effects and disadvantages are now being replaced with digital technology. Today’s digital technologies are programmed by a computer to match your type of hearing need and unique requirements. Depending upon the type you select, there can be a significant improvement in the sound quality. These instruments sort sounds into bands or frequency ranges that can be grouped to provide precision amplification in select ranges. This means that sounds of nature, music, and speech are perceived and amplified differently. The end result is greater precision in hearing correction so that speech sounds are enhanced while background noises are reduced. Your hearing health professional will help you select the best one for you. Click here to learn more about hearing aid types.
Most people have hearing loss in both ears, yet some only wear one hearing aid. Amplifying only one ear when both ears need help can put you at a disadvantage. Your brain needs two ears for hearing accuracy. Here’s why:
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