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Hearing Loss Help

Congratulations on taking the first step to better hearing. Gaining more knowledge about hearing loss is extremely important, but it can also be a daunting task. Figuring out where to start and what solution to choose can be confusing. But rest assured, here at Hearing Group, we understand all too well what you are experiencing and will help you through it with our expert help and quality products.

We believe that we are the perfect choice for your hearing needs. Hearing problems affect one-third of the people in the US between 65-75 of age. If you are older than 75, shockingly, the numbers climb to around one in every two people. Look around and let us know what questions you have and how we can be of service to you. We will be there for you every step of the way.

Find out more about your hearing health by taking our free online hearing test or visit our online store for more hearing loss help.

Degree of Hearing Loss

Degrees of Hearing Loss

No two hearing impairments are the same. As you receive your hearing test results, your hearing professional will help you understand the degree and type of hearing loss. Below are threshold ranges depending on the degree of loss. Most problems are presbycusis by nature and often fall off first in the high frequencies as illustrated below:

  • Normal hearing ranges from -10dB to 20 dB.
  • Mild loss ranges from 21 dB to 40 dB.
  • Moderate loss ranges from 41 dB to 70 dB.
  • Severe loss ranges from 71 dB to 90 dB.
  • Profound loss ranges from 91 dB to 120 dB.

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Types of Hearing Loss

Sensorineural Hearing Loss

The most common type of hearing loss we see in the practice is sensorineural hearing loss. This type of loss is due to damage in the inner ear, namely the nerve cells in the cochlea. This is often due to age or noise exposure and is typically very correctable. Your Hearing Group professional will advise you on the different forms of treatment.

Conductive Hearing Loss

Sometimes we see this type of hearing loss when there is too much wax in the ear canal. Other times it can be because there is a breakdown in the middle ear. If this is the case, your Hearing Group professional will educate you and refer you to a specialist for possible medical treatment.

Mixed Hearing Loss

This type of loss is exactly as it sounds. It is typically a combination of sensorineural loss and conductive hearing loss. Every scenario has its own set of challenges, but again, your Hearing Group professional will guide you through the process and help you make an intelligent decision.

A Visual Guide To How We Hear

A little-known fact — your brain actually does the hearing, while your ear is simply the mechanism by which sound is converted to nerve impulses that your brain then translates into sounds or words. Any sound impulse in your right ear is sent to the left side of your brain. Alternatively, any sound impulse in your left ear is sent to the right side of your brain. This function is important in helping us enjoy a better quality of life.

Here at Hearing Group, our hearing professionals cannot only help you understand your loss of hearing, but they also offer the best service possible when it comes to providing hearing aid advice.

This visual guide to how the ear works will help you understand the loss of hearing better. We believe the more you’re educated, the better we can help you find a solution so that you enjoy a better life!