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Did You Know Individuals With Hearing Loss Can Feel Left Out Over the Holiday Season?

Dr. Kelly Hansen, Au.D.

Did You Know Individuals With Hearing Loss Can Feel Left Out Over the Holiday Season? The holidays are a time well spent with loved ones and friends. During this time of year, some might find it amusing to welcome about of temporary hearing loss, but for those that are affected by hearing dysfunction, this time of year can make them feel lonely, isolated and frustrated with their inability to communicate thoroughly.

If you are experiencing hearing loss, it’s important to seek a qualified audiologist, because they are trained to get you the best outcome and resolution for your specific issue. If you’ve noticed that it’s difficult to hear conversations in a noisy atmosphere, or you feel the need to adjust your television volume much higher than before, it’s vital for you to have your hearing checked.

Perhaps you or your loved one keeps asking for people to repeat themselves, or you can’t quite pick up where sounds are coming from; if this is the case, don’t wait until your hearing loss gets any worse, schedule your appointment as soon as you possibly can.

Thirty-five million Americans have hearing loss, and many of them do not get the proper treatment that they need. Making the appropriate hearing device choices is essential for long-term hearing attainment. Failing to make those decisions based on widespread misconceptions and misunderstandings is unfortunately all too common for many individuals.

Hearing Loss
Sensorineural hearing loss is permanent and is caused by lesions, damage to the inner ear hair cells or auditory nerve. Sensorineural hearing loss cannot be restored or cured, so the typical treatment option is hearing aid devices. Hearing aids do not just amplify and make sounds louder, they are adjusted to an individual’s specific hearing loss, are programmed to suit individual needs and help the brain process sound. For a person with compromised hearing, hearing aids should be worn on a daily basis in order for the person to feel comfortable and to better understand the technology that is inside of the device and how to adjust it as necessary.

Hearing Aid Devices Must be Tailored to Your Specific Hearing Needs
Hearing devices come in various sizes and colors, and there are behind the ear (BTE) and in the ear (ITE) options; however, these choices have little to do with the actual type of device you should decide on when selecting hearing aids. What matters most about the hearing aid is the technology.

When it comes to the technology feature of hearing aids, an audiologist will guide you as to which option is best suited for your personal needs. Because some individuals have hearing loss in both ears, some, just in one ear, and the level of hearing varies from person to person, there should never be a “one size fits all” approach.

Along with a hearing test, your audiologist should offer an in-depth evaluation of your home-life, work-life, and social life. If you are very active and frequent loud events or restaurants regularly, you may need different technology than a person who has a quieter lifestyle in general

If you’ve noticed that it’s difficult to hear conversations in a noisy atmosphere, or you feel the need to adjust your television volume much higher than before, it’s vital for you to have your hearing checked.

Perhaps you or your loved one keeps asking for people to repeat themselves, or you can’t quite pick up where sounds are coming from; if this is the case, don’t wait until your hearing loss gets any worse, schedule your appointment as soon as you possibly can.

Trinity Hearing & Balance wants you to be satisfied with your care. We are a local, independent, community-oriented practice. Our services are fully guaranteed, meaning we are committed to listening to your concerns, and your technology is always perfectly fit to renew your world of hearing. A strong patient-provider relationship based on honesty, integrity, and values is what we strive for, and we feel that this is the best approach to making sure you don’t miss any of the precious moments in your life.

Services
• Tinnitus Treatment
• Hearing Tests
• Hearing Aids for all budgets
• Hearing Aid Repairs
• Dizziness, Loss of Balance, Vertigo
• Hearing Protection

If you are experiencing any hearing or balance issues, please call Trinity Hearing & Balance of New Port Richey to schedule your appointment.

Trinity Hearing & Balance of New Port Richey
8605 Easthaven Ct., Ste 101, New Port Richey, FL 34655
727-372-1130
www.trinityhearingandbalance.com

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