It started with little things: turning the TV volume up, cupping your hand around your ear when talking to someone in a crowd—but now you have to strain to hear things happening right next to you. You hate trying to cover the symptoms and to cope with the condition on your own, but you don’t really have a choice.
Is there anything you can do if your hearing is just going to get worse over time?
Find Out Your Options for Free in Our Hearing Testing Lab
Too many people let their hearing loss progress unchecked because they simply don’t know how easy the condition is to correct. At Hear Again Hearing Aids, we want patients to take control of their condition, rather than let it control them. That is why we offer a free hearing exam right in our office, using state-of-the-art technology and diagnostic tests performed by a licensed audiologist.
We can determine the best correction for hearing loss due to a number of causes, including:
- Loud noises. Noise exposure is a leading cause of hearing loss in people of all ages nationwide. Loud noises can damage the ear in a single instance (such as attending a concert or hearing a close-range gunshot), but low-level noises can cause hearing loss slowly over time (such as working in construction or in a military career).
- Age. Aging can cause degeneration of the structures in the ear, causing presbycusis, or a gradual onset of hearing loss. This type of hearing loss is usually sensorineural, a common type of hearing loss that affects the auditory nerve. Although the condition can vary from mild to severe, most cases are successfully treated with hearing aids.
- Blockages. Patients will often suffer hearing loss on one side due to a blockage in the ear canal. This is called conductive hearing loss, and occurs when an object blocks sound waves from reaching the inner ear. The condition may be easily reversed by removing the blockage, including cleaning earwax from the ear canal, draining a fluid buildup in the middle ear, or surgical removal of a tumor.
- Injury. Patients who show signs of both sensorineural and conductive hearing loss have usually suffered some form of injury to the ears or head, including inner ear infections, damage to the cochlea, or a perforation of the eardrum.
- Medical conditions. A number of medical conditions can cause hearing loss, such as diabetes and hereditary conditions that are inherited through the family bloodline. Many patients choose to treat hearing loss symptoms with hearing aids rather than taking an additional medication.
Visit Our Office Today for Your FREE Hearing Exam!
Hear Again is proud to provide all hearing loss sufferers with a comprehensive hearing test with no obligation and at no cost to them. Our audiologist and staff will take as much time as you need to answer all of your questions to make sure you are completely comfortable with your chosen course of treatment. Call us at (361) 854-2500 to schedule your appointment, or visit our Corpus Christi office today!