Consumer’s Guide to Hearing Aids
Make informed decisions when purchasing your next hearing device using our consumer's guide to hearing aids. This guide provides plenty of tips and information when determining what the best hearing aid is for your specific needs.
How Hearing Works
Understanding how the ear works and how we hear is essential to not only properly diagnosing a hearing problem, but also recommending the best treatment for your particular needs.
Degrees of Hearing Loss
Hearing loss impacts people differently and can be mild, moderate, moderately-severe, severe or profound in degree. Understanding the severity of hearing loss is crucial to developing the best approach to treatment.
Tinnitus is commonly described as a ringing-in-the-ears sensation. This buzzing, whooshing or hissing is generally not caused by an external source and is often caused by hearing loss or other health issues. Seeking treatment from a hearing professional is essential in diagnosing and treating tinnitus.
Palmetto Hearing Healthcare Center is proud to offer the Oticon Opn™ to our patients. With BrainHearing Technology, these hearing aids give you a natural, balanced and understandable sound.
Hearing Loss & Dementia
Researchers in Ireland found that those with just a mild hearing impairment have two times the risk of developing dementia than those with normal hearing.
We provide a library of videos to educate you on hearing aids, hearing aid maintenance and what to expect from a hearing test.
Please answer the question below to the best of your ability. After you choose your answer, the next question will appear. At the end of the survey, you will be provided with a score, and you may send this score to us so we may discuss any hearing loss issues you are having.
Are there situations in which you find it difficult to hear clearly?
Do you have to strain to understand conversations?
Do you have a problem hearing over the telephone?
Do you have trouble following a conversation when two or more people are talking at the same time?
Do you have trouble hearing conversations in a noisy background such as a restaurant or a group gathering?
Do you have dizziness, pain, or ringing in your ears?
Do family members or coworkers remark about you missing what has been said?
Do people complain that you turn the TV volume up too high?
Do you find it hard to hear someone when they talk in a soft voice or whisper?
Do you find understanding women and children particularly challenging?
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