Many of us take our ability to hear for granted. Yet the ability to speak, hear and be heard is much more vital to our everyday lives than most of us realize. Hearing loss exists when there is a problem with one or more parts of the ear that prevents a person from hearing properly. Hearing loss in adults can be inherited from parents or acquired from illness, ear-damaging medications, exposure to loud noise, tumors, head injury, or simply the aging process.
Did You Know
On average, hearing aid users wait over 10 years after their initial diagnosis to be fit with their first set of hearing aids*?
At Hearing Works, our objective is to break the myths and misconceptions of hearing loss and provide you and your loved ones with healthy, happy hearing.
Recognize the most common signs of hearing loss!
- Can you hear words but can’t always distinguish them?
- Does another person’s speech often sound slurred or mumbled?
- Do you have trouble understanding when women and children speak?
- Are conversations difficult to follow, especially when there is background noise like at the dinner table or at parties?
- Do you have trouble hearing on the telephone?
- Do you find yourself straining to hear at meetings or at the theatre?
- Do others complain that that the TV, radio or stereo is too loud?
- Are certain sounds overly annoying or loud?
- Do you hear a hissing, ringing or other noise inside one or both ears?
If any of these symptoms sound familiar contact our office to book a complimentary hearing assessment.