Hearing Loss

What Causes Hearing Loss?

There are many factors that contribute to hearing loss.

Some Common Causes Are Preventable, Such As:

  • noise-induced hearing loss from listening to loud music
  • working in a loud environment, like a factory, without hearing protection

Others Are Less Preventable Such As:

  • Heredity
  • Illness
  • Reactions to medications
  • Injury

Want to know if you have any of the most common signs of hearing loss?

TAKE THIS SHORT QUIZ >

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Do people comment that the volume on your TV or radio is too loud?

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Have you missed visits and calls because you didn’t hear the doorbell or telephone?

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Do you have trouble following conversations in crowded, noisy places?

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Do people say you speak too loudly?

What Should I Do If I Experience Signs Of Hearing Loss?

At Pro-Care Hearing, a New York State licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist will conduct a FREE, short and painless hearing test to measure your ability to hear sounds at various frequencies (pitches) and look for possible physical causes of hearing loss. Based on the test results, a specific solution best suiting your hearing loss and your lifestyle will be recommended. Contact us to set up an appointment with a hearing aid specialist.

Pro-Care Hearing Offers

Hearing Loss Treatments

There are many types of hearing instruments to choose from to assist with better hearing. Early analog instruments with many undesirable effects and disadvantages are now being replaced with digital technology. Today’s digital technologies are programmed by a computer to match your type of hearing need and unique requirements. Depending upon the type you select, there can be a significant improvement in the sound quality. These instruments sort sounds into bands or frequency ranges that can be grouped to provide precision amplification in select ranges. This means that sounds of nature, music, and speech are perceived and amplified differently. The end result is greater precision in hearing correction so that speech sounds are enhanced while background noises are reduced.

Your hearing health professional will help you select the best one for you.

Hearing aid Styles Hearing aid Brands

Most people have hearing loss in both ears, yet some only wear one hearing aid. Amplifying only one ear when both ears need help can put you at a disadvantage. Your brain needs two ears for hearing accuracy. Here’s why: