I was so surprised to learn how much my hearing loss was impacting my personal relationships.
In today’s world its very common to suffer from hearing loss…and the impact is far reaching. Hearing loss affects friends, family, co-workers, business associates, and everyone a person with a hearing problem comes into contact with. That’s a lot of people! In fact, the latest available statistics show that over 10% of the U.S. population reports difficulty hearing! That’s more than 31 million people! As the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, that number promises to increase dramatically! That’s why the hearing care professionals at Quincy Hearing Aid on Boston’s South Shore are dedicated to providing great possibility and successful outcomes to our patients.
What Causes Hearing Loss?
Are you someone who no longer hears as well as you once did? If so, you are certainly not alone. One of the most common “myths” about hearing loss is that only “old people” suffer from it. In fact, the reverse is true. The majority (65%) of people with hearing loss are younger than 65 and six million people in the U.S. between 18 and 44 suffer from hearing loss (Better Hearing Institute website). The primary causes of hearing loss include:
- Exposure to noise
- Family history of hearing loss
- Aging process
Getting the Hearing Care Thats Right For You
The type of hearing loss determines the specific treatment required. So the first step is determining whether your hearing loss is:
- Conductive: This is usually a temporary type of loss that can be fixed with medication, a short procedure and on rare occasions with surgery.
- Sensorineural: This is caused when tiny hairs in the cochlea are missing or damaged and the only non-surgical solutions is to be fit with hearing aids.
- Mixed: This is a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss and is usually treated with hearing aids and occasionally in conjunction with medication, a short procedure or with surgery.
- Central Hearing Loss: Strokes and central nerve diseases are often the cause of this type of hearing loss and this usually involves a therapy called auditory rehabilitation.
You can depend on the highly trained doctors of Audiology at Quincy Hearing Aid in Quincy, MA to help diagnose and explain your situation and then guide you to the best solution for your hearing healthcare needs. We look forward to helping you navigate this difficult situation with ease.