Hearing Loss

Discover the signs of hearing loss and how it can affect you.

Hearing Loss in Adults

Hearing loss affects millions of Americans every year. By the age of 65, about 1 in 3 individuals have some type of hearing loss, and that number is growing rapidly. Of those individuals, unfortunately only about 30% actually seek help. That means that about 70% of individuals live with untreated hearing loss.

Hearing specialist looking at patient's ear

The consequences of untreated hearing loss are vast and can be detrimental to one’s health. Research has shown that untreated hearing loss is highly correlated with Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia, depression, cognitive decline, and other health problems related to social isolation; however, there is hope! Treating your hearing loss can bring about an entirely different outcome, and you can live a full life enriched by the sounds of your loved ones.

Signs of Hearing Loss

This simple quiz can help get you started on your path to understanding your hearing health.

1. Does it often seem like people are mumbling?


Causes of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can be caused by many factors, some include:

What Should I Do If I Have Hearing Loss?

Get a hearing evaluation as soon as possible from a licensed audiologist! If you’re worried about the process, call us first and we will take care of the rest. There is no need to stress about having your hearing tested.

Pediatric Hearing Loss

Approximately 1 in every 1,000 children are born with hearing loss. About 50-60% of these cases can be attributed to genetics. Other cases can be attributed to infections during pregnancy, such as Cytomegalovirus (CMV), other environmental causes, or complications after birth.

Child getting hearing exam

What should you do if your child has hearing loss?

Be proactive, seek help, and take action!

If you are concerned your child might have hearing loss, contact us for a full hearing test immediately. If your child has hearing loss, we can help with approaches that are specialized to pediatrics. Management of childhood hearing loss should take a TEAM approach. We will work with you and your child to provide the best treatment and intervention services possible.

Hearing loss can affect all aspects of a child’s development, especially speech, language, and social skills. Early intervention is KEY! The earlier services are initiated, the better. If you suspect your child has hearing loss, trust your instincts and let us help guide you and your child to a better life.

Risk Factors for Hearing Loss

There are several risk factors that can occur that place an infant “at-risk” for hearing loss in the first three years of life:

If your child is between the ages of 0 and 3 years and has any of the risk factors listed above, a hearing re-evaluation should be completed every six months until they are three years old for the purpose of monitoring hearing.

Other Risk Factors for Children of All Ages

A hearing evaluation is recommended if you observe one or more of the following:

Child getting hearing test