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Do you have hearing loss?

Hearing loss is a common condition that affects people of all ages and backgrounds. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including aging, noise exposure, genetics and certain medical conditions. According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly 27% of adults over the age of 65 have some difficulty hearing. In this blog, we will explore some of the causes of hearing loss, its symptoms, and treatment options.

Some of the most common causes of hearing loss include:

  • Aging: As we age, the cells in our ears can become damaged or die, leading to hearing loss.
  • Noise exposure: Exposure to loud noises over a prolonged period can damage the cells in our ears and cause hearing loss.
  • Genetics: Some types of hearing loss are inherited from our parents.
  • Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease can contribute to hearing loss.

Symptoms of hearing loss can vary depending on the severity and cause of the condition. Some common symptoms include:

  • Difficulty understanding speech, especially in noisy environments.
  • Frequently asking people to repeat themselves.
  • Turning up the volume on the television or radio.
  • Avoiding social situations because of difficulty hearing.
  • Ringing or buzzing in the ears (tinnitus).

There are several treatment options available for hearing loss. The most common are:

  • Hearing aids: Hearing aids are small electronic devices that amplify sound and can be worn in or behind the ear. 
  • Cochlear implants: Cochlear implants are small devices that are surgically implanted in the inner ear and provide direct electrical stimulation to the auditory nerve.
  • Assistive listening devices: Assistive listening devices, such as personal amplifiers or captioned telephones, can help people with hearing loss communicate more effectively.
  • Communication strategies: Learning communication strategies, such as lip reading and using visual cues, can also be helpful in managing hearing loss.

Are you or a loved one experiencing hearing loss? Dr. Kelly Gessert can help! Call Integrity Hearing Center for a hearing evaluation today.

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