Hearing Loss FAQ
Hearing loss can have many causes. Most common is the deterioration of inner ear structures due to aging. Occupational and recreational noise exposure are major contributors to pre-mature hearing problems. Even excessive ear wax can cause temporary hearing loss. Young children can frequently have temporary hearing loss as a result of middle ear fluid that can be successfully treated by appropriate medical care.
For your convenience, we have provided this FAQ for our patients' use.
Are hearing aids the only product you offer?
We have a number of products which are designed for people without hearing loss. From hearing devices designed with hunters in mind and hearing aid batteries, Hearing Healthcare has all of your needs. Click here to see the other products we offer.
Are hearing screenings the only service you offer?
No! We also provide complimentary cleanings. Earwax is a build-up of cerumen, sebum, dead cells, sweat, hair and foreign material - e.g., dust. Cerumen has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Earwax is a normal physiological substance that protects the ear canal. Sometimes however, cerumen (ear wax) can become built up and impacted, which can cause hearing loss, discomfort, tinnitus or itchiness. Monte can evaluate your ear and remove built up or impacted wax by gently irrigating your ear canal. Click here to learn more about our hearing services.
How common is hearing loss?
Hearing loss is one of the most common chronic healthcare problems facing older adults. More than 30 million American's suffer from hearing loss , and as many as 80%, or 24 million people, are either undiagnosed or untreated. As our population continues to age the problem is growing. Recent studies show that over 50% of Baby Boomers are experiencing significant hearing loss as much as 20 years earlier in life than previous generations.