If you have hearing loss or experience tinnitus, you aren’t alone. In the United States, 15 percent of the population over the age of 18 has some degree of hearing loss. The incidence rate increases with age, and almost one in four people between 65-74 and half of individuals 75 or older live with hearing loss. Over 20 million people experience tinnitus on a regular basis and 30 percent of them report it has several negative ramifications on their quality of life.
If you or someone you love has hearing loss or tinnitus, Cary Audiology Associates is here to help. We’ve complied resources to help you understand how the ears and brain work together to process sound and what happens to cause hearing loss or tinnitus. This includes the causes and types of hearing loss as well as symptoms and treatments for tinnitus. We encourage active participation by each patient in their treatment plan. Participation begins with knowledge and understanding of hearing loss or tinnitus.
Perceiving sound is a complex process that involves your ears and your brain. Discover how the different parts of your ears turn sound waves from your environment into electric signals that are transmitted to your brain and how the brain interprets these signals into sound. Any malfunction during any part of the process can result in hearing loss. Explore the three different parts of the ear, the function of each and learn about the different types of hearing loss and their causes. If we determine you have hearing loss present, one of our audiologists will recommend the best treatment available – hearing aids. We will help you select the perfect devices to meet your specific lifestyle, budget and hearing loss needs.
Your path to tinnitus treatment begins with understanding the symptoms of this condition, as well as its causes. Tinnitus is often called “ringing in the ears,” but the sound that is heard may also be described as a buzzing, clicking or hissing. Symptoms may occur constantly or may come and go without warning. Tinnitus can even interfere with the ability to get a good night’s sleep. Tinnitus is a symptom and successful treatment includes identifying the underlying cause of the tinnitus. Discover the different types of treatment options available at Cary Audiology Associates, which includes: hearing aids, sound machines and tinnitus retraining therapy.
If you’re experiencing problems with your auditory system, don’t wait any longer. Take control of your hearing health and schedule an appointment with us today!