Hearing loss is a common problem. However, many people have misconceptions about it or don’t even realize that they have it. At Hearing Innovations, our Board Certified Audiologists strive to help our patients by diagnosing their hearing loss and providing the correct treatment. We pride ourselves on offering honest, ethical, and professional care because we know how hearing loss can affect every area of your life. With offices in Boardman and Liberty, OH, we aim to provide compassionate hearing care for patients of all ages throughout the Mahoning Valley.
Hearing Loss Types & Treatment
Hearing loss is a gradual process. Usually, at first it isn’t too noticeable, and you may just try to ignore it. However, left untreated, it gets worse over time. Hearing loss is a common problem, and there’s no need to be self-conscious about asking for help! You deserve to be able to do the things you love and enjoy our life at full volume. With a wide range of treatments, we can help you find one that fits your budget, needs and lifestyle.
Conductive Hearing Loss
This type of hearing loss is generally only short term. It can be due to a cold, an infection, or an ear deformation that affects the outer and middle portions of the ear. Common treatments include medication or a minor procedure.
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Damage to the inner ear can result in sensorineural hearing loss, a permanent type of hearing loss. Treatment includes surgery or hearing aids.
Mixed Hearing Loss
This type of hearing loss results from a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, or damage to the outer or middle and inner ear. Hearing aids are the preferred treatment, and sometimes they are used along with medication or a surgical procedure.
Additional Hearing Problems
Earwax can collect along the ear canal without you even knowing it, causing difficulties with hearing. If this is the case, refrain from using a cotton swab, as it can actually push the wax in further, potentially causing damage. Our team can safely and effectively clean out your ears to restore your hearing.
Tinnitus usually occurs as a ringing or other noise that you can hear and others cannot. Although tinnitus can be caused by a cold, injury, ear infection, etc., it can also be a sign of damage to the cochlea in the inner ear due to exposure to loud noises. To determine the underlying cause of your tinnitus, it is best to visit our Board Certified Doctors of Audiology.
Vertigo is a disorder that affects the inner ear, causing dizziness, loss of balance, and potential falling. Our Board Certified Doctors of Audiology can help determine the cause of your vertigo and recommend any treatment needed to restore your balance and find relief.
How to Prevent Hearing Loss
The best way to prevent hearing loss is to protect yourself from loud sounds. These sounds include loud music such as at a concert, gunshots, construction equipment, industrial machinery, and more. If you have a job at which you are continually exposed to loud noises, it is important to invest in ear plugs, ear muffs or ear molds to diffuse the sound. Our team can work with you to determine the device best for your occupation and lifestyle. Our Board Certified Doctors of Audiology are able to create custom earmolds so you will have the perfect fit and protection from high noise levels.
What to Do if Your Loved One Has Hearing Loss
It is important to understand that someone who is suffering from hearing loss may feel embarrassed or self-conscious admitting they have a problem and asking for help. However, it can be very frustrating to carry on a relationship with someone who has hearing loss.
The best thing to do when your friend or family member is struggling with hearing loss is to support them and encourage them to seek care from an audiologist. You can even call us yourself to make an appointment for a loved one if they won’t do it themselves. Together, we can help your loved one restore their hearing, relationships, and quality of life.
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