Hearing loss also hurts the people around you.
Many people suffer from hearing impairment — and we’re not just talking about the people whose ears are affected. Hearing loss affects friends, family, co-workers, business associates, and everyone a person with a hearing problem comes into contact with.
That’s a lot of people! In fact, the latest available statistics show that over 10% of the U.S. population reports difficulty hearing! That’s more than 31 million people! And as the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, that number promises to increase dramatically!
That’s why the caring Audiologists at the Hearing Care Specialists offices in Hopkins, Glencoe and Watertown are dedicated to providing lasting solutions for our patients in those cities and the surrounding Minnesota communities.
Hearing Loss Happens for Many Reasons
Are you someone who no longer hears as well as you once did? If so, you are certainly not alone. One of the most common myths about hearing loss is that only “old people” suffer from it. In fact, the reverse is true. The majority (65%) of people with hearing impairment are younger than 65 and 6 million people in the U.S. between 18 and 44 suffer from hearing loss, according to the Better Hearing Institute.
The primary causes of hearing loss include:
- Exposure to noise
- Family history of hearing loss
- Aging process
Get The Hearing Loss Help You Need & The Thoughtful Care You Want
The type of hearing loss you are experience determines the specific treatment required. The first step is determining whether your hearing loss is:
- Conductive Hearing Loss: This is usually a temporary type of loss that can be fixed with medication or a short procedure. On rare occasions it can require surgery.
- Sensorineural Hearing Loss: This is caused when tiny hairs in the cochlea are missing or damaged. The only current treatment for sensorineural hearing loss is a hearing aid.
- Mixed Hearing Loss: This is a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss. It is usually treated with hearing aids and a combination of medication, a short procedure or surgery.
- Central Hearing Loss: Strokes and central nerve diseases are often the cause of this type of hearing loss. Treatment usually involves a therapy called auditory rehabilitation.
You can depend on the skilled, caring Audiologists at Hearing Care Specialists in Minnesota to help diagnose and explain your hearing loss. We will then carefully guide you through all the treatment options and best solutions for your hearing problems.
Get out of your hearing loss prison!
Call Hearing Care Specialists in Minnesota today!