Roughly one out of eight people in the United States experiences some form of hearing loss. At Professional Hearing Center throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, their team of audiology experts specialize in diagnosing hearing loss and providing treatment to preserve your hearing. To learn more about hearing loss and explore the treatments available, call Professional Hearing Center or book an appointment online today.
Hearing loss is the partial or complete loss of your ability to perceive sounds. It can develop very slowly or very quickly, depending on the cause. Although you won’t recover your original hearing after hearing loss, there are treatments and services available to help you detect and interpret sounds effectively.
The team at Professional Hearing Center understands that hearing loss cases are vastly different from one another. They help you identify the factors contributing to your hearing loss and teach you about your treatment options.
If your hearing loss happens gradually, it might be hard to tell that it’s happening at all. Signs that indicate your need for a hearing test for possible hearing loss include:
If your hearing loss is related to your age, you might find that you struggle to hear high-pitched sounds before noticing hearing loss with other sounds.
Hearing loss can affect you regardless of your age or background, but a few factors put you at higher-than-average risk of experiencing it. The more risk factors apply to you, the more likely you will experience some degree of hearing loss. Common risk factors include:
As soon as you notice a decline in your hearing, you should book an appointment at your nearest Professional Hearing Center location for an audiology consultation complete with a comprehensive audiogram. An audiogram gives your audiologist information about the type and extent of your hearing loss.
The team at Professional Hearing Center offers treatment as well as hearing protection to help you preserve your hearing and prevent hearing loss. A few of the treatments and services available to treat or prevent hearing loss are:
Earplugs, often made with earmolds, sit in your ear to reduce the amount of noise that reaches your inner ear. Musician earplugs, a specific type of earplug, can help you prevent hearing loss if you’re a musician and frequently listen to loud music.
Musician monitors, or in-ear monitors, allow you to hear the music you play at a lower volume. This helps protect you from damage that could lead to hearing loss.
Hearing aids are the most popular option for hearing loss treatment. Professional Hearing Center offers numerous hearing aids to amplify your hearing, including receiver-in-canal hearing aids, in-the-ear hearing aids, and invisible-in-canal hearing aids.
To find out more about hearing loss and your hearing aid options, call Professional Hearing Center or book an appointment online today.