Frequently Asked Questions

What is an audiologist? What types of tests and treatments do audiologists perform? How do I know I have hearing loss? What causes hearing loss? How is hearing loss diagnosed? What are the different degrees of hearing loss? What are the different types of hearing loss? What are the signs of hearing loss in children? […]

Hearing – How the Ear Works

Normal ear functions Hearing is an important sense to your everyday life. From alarms to important conversations throughout the day, our sense of hearing is important to communicating information. The way the auditory system works is incredibly complex and requires a number of functions to work properly, including:  Sound is transmitted through the air as […]

Impacts of Untreated Hearing Loss

Many people are aware they’re suffering from hearing loss, but find it difficult to get help. Those who have been diagnosed with hearing loss wait, on average, seven years before seeking treatment. The reasons for waiting on help vary; some are frustrated by hearing loss, believing it to be a sign of aging. Others think […]

How to Prevent Hearing Loss for Musicians

Because of the nature of their work, musicians of all genres are at risk for noise-induced hearing loss. Additionally, being able to hear properly is vital to the musician’s livelihood, from being able to hear the right notes and words to playing in the correct pitch and key. Without proper hearing protection, the loud sounds […]

Hearing and Balance Disorders

Discussion of dizziness Function of the normal ear Maintenance of balance Ear dizziness Symptoms of ear dizziness Central dizziness Visual dizziness Causes and symptoms of dizziness Circulation changes Atypical migraine or basilar migraine Occlusion Hemorrhage Treatment Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo (BPPV) Imbalance related to aging Infection Neuritis Meniere’s disease and endolymphatic hydrops Treatment of Meniere’s […]

Types of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can be experienced in varying degrees, such as mild, moderate, moderately-severe, severe or profound. Additionally, this loss can also vary depending on pitches or frequencies. A series of hearing tests can determine the amount of loss you experience compared to an average of many other adult listeners with typical hearing. The volume of […]