Types of Hearing Loss and How We Help
Like vision, hearing exists across a wide spectrum. Where you are on that spectrum depends on a host of factors – from genetics to age to lifestyle. Even medication can negatively impact your ability to hear.
And quite often, close friends and family are the first ones to notice any diminished capacity.
At The Hearing Solution, we custom design treatment solutions that are both:
- Specific to the type of hearing loss you’re facing.
- Unique to your current lifestyle, goals, and challenges.
Below are the 3 most common types of hearing loss – and how we treat them in our office.
3 MOST COMMON TYPES OF HEARING LOSS
In addition, we provide all of our patients with ear and brain training to help them improve their:
- Auditory memory
- Ability to distinguish fine sounds
- Speed of Processing Words and Sentences
Auditory Training is also recommended if you have a hearing loss but aren't ready for hearing devices.
To learn more about hearing strategies, lip reading techniques and more, register for one of our upcoming online classes here.
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT HEARING LOSS TYPES AND TREATMENTS?
Although the above represent the 3 most common types of hearing loss, we specialize in the full range of auditory treatments and counseling. Contact us to find out if your insurance works with our hearing solutions.
To learn how we can help you overcome your hearing loss challenges, schedule a consultation with us today.
Hearing Loss Faqs
Will my hearing get worse?
The typical hearing loss that occurs with age is called presbycusis. This type of hearing loss develops slowly and gradually over time. This process starts in most cases in our 20’s, but its loss is so gradual that it does not affect our ability to communicate until we are in our 50’s and older. This type of loss will continue to get worse slowly over time.
Other less common types of hearing loss such as sudden hearing loss caused by an autoimmune disorder, barotrauma, viral disease, noise damage or ototoxicity occur suddenly and will not change. Conductive hearing losses differ in the location of the disorder and the severity. This type of loss is typically treated surgically and the residual hearing loss that may occur may be helped with hearing devices.
A loss that is congenital will not change significantly over time.