When it comes to hearing loss, knowledge is power! When you understand your hearing loss, you stand a better chance of preventing it or treating it with hearing aids. On this page, find information about issues related to hearing loss and hearing aids. If you’d like to learn more, contact Hearing Care Clinic in Edmonton to book an appointment.
Tinnitus is a common condition in which an individual has the sensation of hearing sound when no external stimulus is present. Typically, this is described as a ringing in the ears, and others hear it as a buzzing, roaring, hissing or clicking. Tinnitus can be caused by age, exposure to loud noises, earwax buildup, head/neck injuries, certain diseases, or changes to the ear bone. It doesn’t require treatment unless it becomes greatly bothersome. Treatments include noise maskers, anxiety avoidance and certain medications.
Types of Hearing Loss
Every individual’s experience of hearing loss is unique. There are a number of types of hearing loss. These include:
Levels of Hearing Loss
In 1981, an article from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) defined the levels of hearing loss (HL) as follows:
Do I Have Hearing Loss?
Read over the following yes/no questions. If you answer yes to 1 or more of these questions, we recommend a hearing evaluation.
Types of Hearing Aids
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What to Expect from Hearing Aids
Your individual experience with hearing aids will depend on the extent of your hearing loss, the type of hearing loss you have, and other personal factors. To learn more, contact us to schedule an evaluation.