HEARING LOSS

HEARING LOSS

YOUR HEARING LOSS MAY BE HELPED WITH A NEW HEARING AID


Educating yourself about the types of hearing loss can help you choose the best treatment option. You will find many different types of hearing testing being offered at hearing centers here in Salisbury MD. Choosing the right hearing test is the start to better hearing. You don’t have to continue living with a hearing loss when there are so many benefits to wearing a hearing aid. Read more below about hearing loss, or Contact Us Now to schedule your Free Consultation.


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TYPES OF HEARING LOSS


There are essentially three types of hearing loss. Conductive, Sensorineural or a combination of Conductive and Sensorineural hearing loss. The combination of these hearing losses is more complicated and may require more than one treatment option. Then there are varying degrees of hearing loss. From tolerable, missing small portions of conversation but still making out the meaning, to dangerous, not being able to hear a train or car horn. Read more about the two main causes of hearing loss below. The only way to be sure of which one you have is to have your hearing tested by a professional.


Read more about the Types of Hearing Loss. Conductive Hearing Loss, Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Tinnitus

TYPES OF HEARING TESTING


There are many types of hearing tests in Salisbury, MD to help identify and diagnose hearing loss conditions. Many methods are out of date, but are still widely in use. Why? Some are not prepared to invest money and time to learn a new system. Some are stuck in their old ways and refuse to learn new technology. Audio Advantage Hearing Aid Center in Salisbury, MD uses the latest technology in diagnosing our patients hearing loss. Choosing the right hearing test, or combination of tests, can help us find the reason for your hearing loss and help create a plan of action that will lead to better, if not near perfect hearing.


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HELP PREVENT HEARING LOSS

We are surrounded by Noise Pollution. Noise pollution is displeasing or excessive noise that we cannot avoid. The word noise is derived from the Latin word nauseas, which means disgust or discomfort. If you are ever exposed to loud noises, you may have felt disgusted or violated. That is noise pollution. When your hearing is damaged beyond repair, your life will be forever altered. Modern technology in hearing tests and hearing aids will help you hear better after the damage is done, but there is no replacement for natural hearing. So, protecting your hearing is a serious matter that deserves your full attention and can help you prevent or slow future hearing loss. Learn about the types of hearing loss here.

HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO HELP PREVENT HEARING LOSS.


We cannot avoid all noise in our busy lives. And really who would want to avoid all noise. Some sounds are pleasant to our ears. A whisper from a loved one. A kitten purring. The bell of the ice cream man. Your ears though, can only absorb so much noise in one day and still fully recover during a nights rest. So choose your noise wisely.

 

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If you are around noise at work, use hearing protection. If you are exposed to noise at home, look for ways to reduce or avoid it. Lowering the television or radio can reduce noise exposure. Consider buying quiet appliances. Close doors to the laundry room. Close windows when there is too much noise outdoors, like the sound of a tree being removed. Roll up car windows when passing road construction or other noisy situations. Use sound isolating or noise canceling headphones. Smoking can increase your risk of hearing loss too, so if you light up, consider the benefits of quiting. Look for other ways to reduce your noise pollution. You’ll be glad you did the next time your loved one whispers something sweet into your ear.
We can help properly diagnose your hearing loss.

 

In an effort to avoid environmental noise pollution, many plug in to their iPod or MP3 player and use headphones to listen to their favorite music or audio recordings. This however can be even more dangerous than external environmental noise if not kept at a safe level. Listening to ear buds from your iPod or MP3 player at 100% volume can cause serious damage after just 5 minutes. If you choose to use ear buds to listen to music, never go over 70% volume for more than 5 hours. Take breaks and try to get into a quite place to rest your ears.

 

We can help properly diagnose your hearing loss.

 

Hearing loss caused by work related exposure is too big to ignore. Your employer is required to inform you of the danger of hearing loss caused by overexposure to loud noises. Often though, it is your responsibility to protect your own ears. Short exposure to dangerously loud noise can permanently damage your hearing and cause hearing problems for the rest of your life.

 

HELP PREVENT WORK RELATED HEARING LOSS
– Wear ear plugs or other protection
– Reduce excess noise when possible
– Limit your exposure time to even moderately loud machinery
– Share these tips with others

 

We can help properly diagnose your hearing loss.

 

Once you have reached the limit for any one of these sounds, you should take serious precautions or allow your ears to rest for the remainder of the day. This will allow your body to heal from the damage caused by the sound exposure.

 

CHART OF SAFE SOUND LEVELS

Decibels Common Examples Safe Time Limit
70 Shower or Dish Washer 8 Hours
85 Ear Buds from your iPod or MP3 player at 70% Volume 5 Hours
91 Squeeze Toy or Lawn Mower 2 Hours
100 Riding a Motorcycle or Using a Hand Drill 15 Minutes
105 Ear Buds from your iPod or MP3 player at 100% Volume 5 Minutes
110 Listen to a Live Band or Using a Jack Hammer 2 Minutes
140 Jet Engine or Fire Cracker 1 Second

We can help properly diagnose your hearing loss.

 

A LOVED ONES HEARING LOSS


50% of those with hearing loss are at least 75 years old. Often our older loved ones are unaware that they are becoming hard of hearing. Others may be slightly younger and in denial that they may be loosing their hearing. A child with hearing loss from birth may not know the difference between his hearing and others. So we must be on the look out for our loved ones that may be experiencing a loss in hearing ability. There are positive steps we can take to be more helpful and assist our loved ones with their hearing loss.


Here are some Tips for helping a Loved One with Hearing Loss.

TESTIMONIALS

Hear what others are saying about our services and customer service.

  • MICHAEL S

    5 Stars | Business Colleague
    Studio 47 Web Design

    “Lyle and his staff are super great. They are very careful to diagnose any hearing problems correctly and they are very gentle in fitting a new hearing aid. Thank you so much guys. I would highly recommend this hearing aid center for all those living in Salisbury MD.”

  • CRAIG W

    5 Stars | Salisbury MD
    Client

    “Great Place.”

  • LOUIE J

    5 Stars | Hebron MD
    Client

    “I didn’t want to wear hearing aids, but I wanted to hear! The staff at Audio Advantage were professional and kind, and also made sure I came back for several adjustments to get those aids perfectly tuned to my loss. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants to hear better.”

  • SARAH P

    5 Stars | Baltimore MD
    Relative of Client

    “My dad got his hearing aids from here. We are thrilled with how he’s hearing now! I can’t believe the difference it’s made for him, and for us, to have him fully participating in our lives again. The team at Audio Advantage was very professional, they were obviously familiar with a variety of different hearing devices. They answered our many questions and took as long as we needed at our initial appointment and the fitting. Oh, and all appointments are always free which was a great surprise to us.”