Hearing loss typically produces a decrease in the perception and understanding of sound, particularly under challenging listening conditions such as background noise. The perception of both simple and complex sounds (ie: speech and music) is usually affected. Hearing loss may also be associated with different types of health problems. Essentially, there are 3 types of hearing loss: conductive, sensorineural and mixed.
Conductive Hearing Loss
Conductive hearing losses occur when sound is not conducted efficiently though the ear canal, ear drum or middle ear. People usually experience a decrease in volume, due to the disruption of the transmission of the sound. This type of loss can be temporary or permanent, depending on its cause. Some examples of these are: foreign object in the ear canal (wax or other), perforation or damage to the eardrum, middle ear infections, injury or disease of the small bones in the middle ear, etc. Regardless of the cause, further medical investigation is often required to determine the best course of treatment.
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Until there is an infection or noticeable hearing loss, you likely don’t pay much attention to your ears and how they function. In fact, in many cases, hearing loss becomes significant before most people schedule a hearing test and learn how hearing aids can improve their quality of life. In an effort to help you understand and even respect your ears and hearing a little more, we’ve put together this short list of three neat hearing facts you may not have heard before.
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Research shows that 15-20% of the general population have experienced tinnitus. It is even the 1st reported symptom by Veterans, behind hearing loss and post-traumatic stress. It is also often a symptom of hearing loss. In fact, evidence shows that 80% of tinnitus patients have some hearing loss, and more than 70% of patients with hearing loss also have tinnitus. Tinnitus also typically increases as the hearing loss worsens.
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Hearing aids are a great solution for hearing loss. That said, we know that hearing in general is never perfect. When you get hearing aids, you are training your brain to hear differently. Sometimes, you may require a little bit of extra help.
Hearing aid accessories typically come as a bonus when you purchase hearing aids. They are not necessary, but they certainly can help you in the environments you most experience difficulties and in most cases, give you back a sense of control over your hearing.
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Thanks to incredible advancements in technology, hearing aids are now smaller and produce better sound than the devices of yesteryear, with which you may be more familiar. In fact, depending on the extent of your hearing loss, some of today’s digital hearing aid solutions from your Orléans audiology clinic are virtually invisible. For those who require a device that is more powerful, there are custom-made solutions that deliver excellent sound quality and comfort.
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The hearing system is quite complex. However, it can be broken down into 3 main parts: the outer ear, the middle ear and the inner ear. In each section, there are structures that play a role in allowing us to hear in our daily environments.
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Are you hearing what people are saying to you? Do you feel left out of the conversation? Solutions are available and in this blog post we briefly describe hearing aids and how they work.
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