Hearing Services

Hearing Loss is an Invisible Condition

Hearing loss isn’t visible to the people around you.  What they do see is its effects, which can be misinterpreted as aloofness, confusion, or personality changes.

  • Do you feel embarrassed when you meet new people because you struggle to hear?
  • Do you feel restricted or limited by a hearing problem?
  • Does a hearing problem cause you to be frustrated or argue with family members?
  • Are you uncomfortable in restaurants or at parties because you often can't understand what people are saying?
Hearing loss deprives people of quality family time

How's Your Hearing?

The odds of suffering from age-related hearing loss increase as we age.  Conditions that are more common in older people, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, can contribute to hearing loss.  Certain medications (especially chemotherapy drugs) are toxic to the sensory cells in your ears and can also cause hearing loss.  Often, severe tinnitus (ringing in the ears) accompanies hearing loss and can be just as debilitating as the hearing loss itself.

My hearing isn't that bad. Why not wait until it really bothers me?

Gradual hearing loss can affect people of all ages. It can come on so slowly that it goes unnoticed for years.  But the effects of hearing loss lead to exclusion from everyday communication and can have a significant impact on your quality of life.  Hearing loss also causes inadequate stimulation of specific areas in the brain resulting in atrophy of the structures.1 If left undiagnosed and untreated, hearing loss has been linked to the following serious health issues:

  • Sadness, Loneliness and Depression – from the difficulty in maintaining social relationships 2
  • Reduced job performance & lowered earnings potential – from impaired communications 2
  • Cognitive impairment & Dementia – a 24% increase in risk 1, 2
  • Risk of falling - a 3 times increase 2
  • Hospitalization – your chances increase by 32% 2
Hearing loss can cause depression, sadness and strained relationships with family

Are hearing aids the right solution for me?

They could be.  It depends on why you’re having trouble hearing and the specific treatment options.  That’s why it’s essential to be evaluated by a specialist like Dr. Silberman.

Hearing aids will not correct hearing like glasses correct vision, but they do help you hear in many situations.  And the longer you suffer a hearing loss, the harder it is for you to adjust to normal hearing again.

Modern hearing aids offer advanced features for today's lifestyles.

Hearing aids do much more than just make everything louder. They make hearing and understanding easier.  Today’s hearing aids range from extremely tiny ones that fit completely in the ear canal, to ones that are placed behind the ear using tubing and an earmold.  Some use just tubing to deliver the sounds or locate a tiny loudspeaker right in the ear canal.

Modern hearing aids are digital which makes many more types of functions possible than with the previous generation of analog hearing aids.

Think you may have hearing loss?
Our quick hearing health assessment can help you decide if seeing an experienced hearing specialist at Cleveland Sinus Institute is the right move.

Take our Hearing Health Quiz for better understanding of how hearing impacts your life

What should I do if I have trouble hearing?

Hearing problems can be serious.  If you think you have a hearing problem, the most important thing you can do is to seek advice from Dr. Silberman.  You will be treated with respect, kindness and skill in the examination and testing to determine the cause of your hearing problem and your best treatment options.

Don't put off finding the best solution for your hearing loss.

Call for a consultation

Cleveland Sinus Institute

  1. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/hearing_loss_linked_to_accelerated_brain_tissue_loss_
  2. http://blog.aarp.org/2013/01/23/hearing-loss-may-speed-up-dementia/