Understanding Why Hearing Aids Are So Valuable
Untreated hearing loss is a problem with significant consequences. Those who ignore their hearing loss often suffer from anxiety, experience reduced earning potential and social withdrawal, and much more. Many individuals overlook the problem because they don’t want to know the extent of their hearing loss. We understand how scary it can be. But hearing aid technology has advanced to the point where we can compensate for moderate-to-severe hearing loss with hearing aids that allow you to live a normal life. A hearing evaluation at our Pueblo or Canon City, CO locations is the first step toward greater independence and happiness. Don’t wait one more day to get the treatment you need.
Hearing Loss Impacts One in 10 Americans
Believe it or not, hearing loss is common. It impacts one in 10 Americans, which is why the companies who design hearing aid technology continue to improve their products. As a result of the innovation in the field, we can successfully treat most forms of hearing loss. Only one in five Americans who could benefit from a hearing aid actually wears one. We aim to change that statistic in Pueblo and Canon City. Whether you are one of the 10 million Americans with noise-induced hearing loss, or you have noticed a decline as you grow older, a hearing test, hearing loss simulator, and new set of hearing aids will help.
The Four Types of Hearing Loss
We aim to educate patients about their hearing loss. We believe doing so will help them decide to do something about it and invest in a set of hearing aids. There are four types of hearing loss:
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
This type of hearing loss refers to problems with how the inner ear or hearing nerves function.
Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder
This hearing loss occurs when sound enters the ear normally, but damage to the inner ear and hearing nerve causes the noise to become disorganized in a manner the brain cannot interpret.
Conductive Hearing Loss
Conductive hearing loss occurs when something blocks sound from getting past the outer or middle ear and into the inner ear canal.
Mixed Hearing Loss
Some people have a mixture of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss. They may have some blockage in addition to genetic or noise-induced damage.
We Treat Each Patient On an Individualized Basis
No two people are the same. For example, two individuals might have sensorineural hearing loss, but one has a mild case and the other a moderate loss. Mild hearing losses occur when people hear some speech sounds, but softer ones are difficult to hear. People with moderate hearing loss hear almost no speech when the other person speaks at normal volumes. Those with severe hearing loss hear no hearing loss at a normal volume and some loud sounds. We can test your hearing and explain it further.