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.
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?
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:
Loneliness and Depression – from
the difficulty in maintaining social relationships 2
job performance & lowered earnings potential – from impaired
impairment & Dementia – a 24% increase in risk 1, 2
of falling - a 3 times increase 2
- Hospitalization – your
chances increase by 32% 2
Are hearing aids the right solution for me?
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.
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.
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.
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