This simple quiz can help get you started on your path to understanding your hearing health.
1. Do you have difficulty understanding the other person on the telephone?
2. Does it seem like most people around you are mumbling?
3. Is it difficult to understand one person's speech while there is background noise?
4. Do you find it difficult to understand the dialogue on TV unless you turn the volume up high?
5. Do you often need to ask others to repeat themselves?YES NO
Click a question below to learn more about hearing health.Q. How much is a hearing aid?
A. Good question. Unfortunately, it's a tough one to answer. That's like asking how much a car costs. Hearing device cost is determined on the quality and level of technology in the individual device. The only way to determine the best devices for each person is to perform an individual evaluation while taking into careful consideration the patient's hearing loss, lifestyle, personal needs, and budget.
A. At Contentment Hearing Care, we sell, service, and repair all brands and models of hearing devices. We are a true independent practice with no ties to any one manufacturer. We attend training events at all major manufacturers several times every year to learn the newest technologies and methods as soon as physically possible.
A. The best thing to do is get your hearing evaluated. The average person does not realize he or she has a hearing difficulty for approximately 7-10 years after it is noticed by a family member. We always ask, “How do you know you're missing something if you're missing it?" We should all have our hearing checked regularly, just like other common health problems. Besides, the sooner a hearing problem is discovered, the better the results will most likely be for improvement.
A. Different people are at different stages in their hearing healthcare decisions. Some people just need to ask questions to think about getting the process started, while others already know they need assistance and are ready to get the ball rolling. Our goal is to assist everyone in the pursuit of hearing care the best way we can for each individual.
A. A comprehensive hearing evaluation will investigate every area of your personal hearing difficulties. At Contentment Hearing Care, we take your ear and hearing problems seriously and keep your best interests in mind. If we find out that a visit to an ear, nose, and throat doctor has even a remote possibility of helping you, that will be the first thing we will suggest. It is not only the right thing to do, it is the law. We look at every one of our patients as if they are family.
A. The first step is a complete hearing and lifestyle evaluation. This will reveal the important information that will get us going in the correct direction for you. Simply call 321-269-5552, explain to us your situation, and we will help you find the right path to help.
Hearing loss is widespread, but misunderstood. Read below to get a better understanding regarding some common hearing myths.
MYTH: “I hear just fine! My wife/husband mumbles."
FACT: This is a very common misconception. Usually, the first thing that a person notices when a hearing loss is present is that they don't understand conversation as clearly as they should, especially in difficult listening situations. That’s the time to get a hearing evaluation.
MYTH: “I'm too young to have hearing problems."
FACT: Hearing loss happens to all age groups. A myriad of factors can contribute to hearing problems, such as hereditary factors, noise exposure, medications, and others. It is totally painless to have your hearing screened, and in many cases, totally free.
MYTH: “I don't want anyone to know I wear a hearing aid. I would rather put up with the difficulty of not understanding what is said."
FACT: Today's modern hearing devices are virtually or totally invisible. Putting up with hearing loss can cause a cumulative problem with the human brain's ability to process important speech cues. As Mom once told us, "If you don't use it, you could lose it!"
MYTH: “I'll wait until my hearing gets bad. I can still hear enough."
FACT: As with other health problems, early detection and treatment is the best way to get the best possible results.
MYTH: “Hearing aids will make me look old."
FACT: Hearing devices today are very sleek and stylish, and several are not even noticeable. Besides, the truth is that a hearing loss is far more noticeable than any hearing device.
MYTH: “Hearing aids are just another thing to cramp my lifestyle."
FACT: "Hearing difficulties themselves are the thing that will truly cramp your lifestyle. Oftentimes when a person suffers from hearing loss, he or she tends to stay away from difficult listening situations. We live in a very noisy world, and there are very few places we can go socially that do not have competing noise all around. Some are just downright loud. Shying away from these embarrassing social settings can cause many people to revert to their own, possibly lonely, world.
With our over 25 years experience helping the hearing impaired, we've come up with various tips. Some are for everyone, and some are for certain individuals.
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