We are your resource for hearing loss and hearing aids.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are dealing with blocked ears or muffled hearing, it could be due to earwax impaction. When earwax builds up inside the ear canal, it can lead to clogged ears and discomfort. If your ears feel blocked and you can’t hear well, contact us for an ear exam. We can look inside your ears and determine the cause of your muffled hearing.
Hearing aids typically last for 5-7 years. If you take care of your hearing aids, clean them regularly and bring them in for annual check-ups, then your devices could last you for longer. We have noticed that many people like to upgrade their hearing aids around the 3-5-year mark so they can take advantage of the new technology.
Tips for New Hearing Aid Wearers
The best tip we can give to a hearing aid wearer is to keep your devices as clean and dry as possible. Most hearing aid malfunctions are due to some type of dirt, moisture, or other foreign material that clogs them up. It’s important to follow a regular maintenance schedule.
For people trying to adjust to new hearing aids, it’s important to wear them every day. Most people get hearing help after several years of trying to deal with hearing difficulty. In many cases, their hearing systems have become used to a much quieter world, and it can sometimes be hard to learn and accept the sudden increase of sounds in life. It is best to wear your new hearing aids as much as possible so you can adjust.
Communication Tips for Family
We have some tips for communicating with your family member or friend who has hearing loss. The simplest one is to get the person’s attention before you start giving important information.
For most of us, if we are watching TV and someone asks us if we want a cup of coffee without getting our attention, chances are the first word out of our mouths is “what?” or “excuse me,” even if a second later we answer the question. This is far more difficult for someone who has hearing loss.
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Our office is located at 1055 Cheney Hwy. We are conveniently on the corner of Apollo Rd. and Cheney Hwy, directly across from Third Culture Kitchen.