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At The Hearing Center, we understand that you may have questions about hearing loss, hearing aids, and some of our services. We've compiled a list of services and common questions we receive from our clients to help guide you.
If you have questions that are not answered here, please don't hesitate to contact us!
What is a hearing test?There are 3 major components of a hearing test: 1. Pure-tone testing: This common hearing test finds the quietest volume you can hear at each pitch (a tone). 2. Bone conduction testing: A small box (oscillator) will be placed behind your ear on the mastoid bone. The device looks like a headband. You will hear the same series of pulsing sounds (or tones) and respond when you hear the sounds, even at the softest levels. This will help determine the type of hearing loss. 3. Speech testing: Speech testing involves listening to and repeating certain words. The test shows how you understand speech.
Will hearing aids cure my tinnitus?Tinnitus is often a symptom of hearing loss. For the majority of people, tinnitus is the result of the brain generating sounds that is missing. For most people treating the hearing loss with amplification can result in a reduction of tinnitus perception. As a result, most hearing aid wearers report improvement in their tinnitus symptoms. Some hearing aids have specific features to target the sounds of tinnitus. For example, ReSound hearing aids often have a Tinnitus Sound Generator (TSG) that helps mask tinnitus noise to help provide some relief. While there is no cure for tinnitus, often there is relief.
What are the best hearing aids on the market?The reality is that there is no single “best” hearing aid. A better question to ask is, “What is the best hearing aid to address my hearing loss?” The answer to this question will depend on many factors, including what type and extent of hearing loss you have, the shape of your ear, your lifestyle, your budget, and more. We will assess your hearing loss, help you navigate the available options, and work with you to determine the best solution for your hearing care needs.
How noticeable are hearing aids?There are a variety of hearing aid styles out there. Some are discreet and fit down in the ear canal and some sit behind the ear. Both are barely noticeable. Hearing aids look much different than in years past.
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