Hearing Loss

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What is Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss effects millions of people in the world and often goes untreated. Your hearing is an important part of your overall health, so it is important to take care of it by having annual hearing evaluations. Hearing doesn’t only involve your ears but your brain as well. When you can’t hear certain sounds because of hearing loss, then your brain stops processing those sounds, leading to cognitive decline and possibly dementia. It is important to keep your brain healthy and active. If you have hearing loss then it is important to treat it with hearing aids right away.


Man with Tinnitus of the ear in Sarasota, FL

If you’re experiencing a buzzing, ringing, or whooshing sound in your ears, then you may have tinnitus. This can be caused by excessive exposure to noise, stress, or a combination of other factors. Tinnitus is not a disease, but rather a symptom and can range from mildly annoying to debilitating.

In most cases, some degree of hearing loss is present when tinnitus is consistent. Fortunately, we carry hearing aids that can treat both aspects of your hearing loss and tinnitus. While improving your hearing range, our hearing aids can also soothe and relieve your symptoms of tinnitus, giving you clarity and relief at the same time. If you are experiencing symptoms of tinnitus but don’t have any type of hearing loss present, then we will come up with a tinnitus management program to help you. We work with a local neurology group so together we can relieve the ringing in your ears.

Signs of Hearing Loss

It can be difficult to determine whether you have hearing loss or not, especially if your hearing has deteriorated slowly over a long period of time. Often time’s people with hearing loss don’t even realize they are missing certain sounds because they haven’t heard those sounds in so long. If you or a loved one suspect that you have any of the following symptoms, then call us today to schedule your free hearing examination.

  • You have to turn the TV volume up louder than normal
  • You have a difficult time understanding conversation when there is background noise
  • It seems as if the people in your life mumble
  • You experience a ringing sound in your ears when no external sound is present
  • You can hear someone speaking to you but you can’t understand what they are saying
  • Higher pitched voices are more difficult for you to hear, such as women and children’s voices
  • You can’t understand the person on the other end of the phone
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