- Communication Strategies for Family and Friends
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Different Types of Hearing Loss
- Musicians’ Hearing Loss and Prevention
- What is an Audiologist?
Communication Strategies for Family and Friends
When a loved one has a hearing loss, communication can be difficult and frustrating for all involved. The following strategies can help to improve the ability to communicate more effectively.
Frequently Asked Questions
We answer some of the commonly asked questions associated with hearing care services as well as hearing aid products and accessories.
Different Types of Hearing Loss
Hearing loss may be mild, moderate, moderately-severe, severe or profound and vary across pitches so it is important to understand the many different types of hearing loss.
Musicians’ Hearing Loss and Prevention
Musicians, from classical orchestras to rock groups, are exposed to high decibel ranges. Musicians suffer not just from hearing loss but also a ringing in their ears and various pitch-perception problems.
Tinnitus is a very common disorder that is an abnormal perception of a sound which is unrelated to an external source of stimulation. Many report it as being a constant ringing in the ears.
What is an Audiologist?
Having a competent audiologist in the lead is important, since a patient’s hearing health path will be determined by their diagnosis and solutions. It is not enough to simply get the best hearing aid available, if this hearing aid is not properly programmed for an individual. You should always be comfortable with your audiologist and feel as though your needs are being addressed.