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Hearing Loss

Common Signs and Causes of Hearing Problems

  • Turning your TV or radio volume up louder than family or friends prefer

  • Constantly asking people to repeat themselves

  • Avoiding social situations or interaction with friends or family

  • People sound like they are muffled or mumbling

  • Turning your head to one side while listening

  • Medical conditions including diabetes, heart, or kidney disease

  • Traumatic injury to the ear or brain

  • Viral or bacterial infections

  • Avoiding environments such as restaurants or parties, where noise can make it difficult to hear conversation

  • The natural aging process can cause a gradual decline in hearing that may not be noticed for years and may be related to genetics

  • Constant exposure to loud sounds or noise from work, military service, or chores around the house

  • Medications/Treatments, which have an ototoxic effect on the inner ear

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please call our office to schedule an appointment at (540) 332-5790.

Impact of Untreated Hearing Loss

Communication is the backbone of our society. If you are unable to clearly hear, your ability to interact with others is compromised. Untreated hearing loss can be frustrating not only for you, but for those who try to communicate with you. If hearing loss is left untreated, it isolates you from the world you live in. It prevents you from enjoying every day activities such as talking with loved ones on the phone, shopping, visiting friends and family, traveling, enjoying a sermon at your place of worship, understanding the dialogue at the movie theater or watching your favorite TV show. According to a large-scale study by the National Council on Aging, people who ignore doing something about their hearing loss are more likely to become isolated, even depressed or anxious, compared to those who were treated with the right hearing aid technology. The earlier you address your hearing loss, the faster you can get back to enjoying all the sounds life has to offer. Our office strives to provide you with a positive experience as you regain awareness of the sounds you were missing. We provide complete care, including verification measures, to guide you every step of the way and to ensure a successful outcome–both now and throughout the years ahead.

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