ACCORDING TO THE CDC, AN ESTIMATED 48 MILLION AMERICANS EXPERIENCE HEARING LOSS.
If you think you may be experiencing hearing loss, you are not alone. Hearing loss is defined as sudden or gradual decrease in how well you can hear and affects approximately 1 in 7 Americans.
For adults of all ages, hearing loss typically happens gradually but can be due to damage from loud noises, illness, or hereditary factors. For those who experience any degree of loss, working with an audiologist for diagnosis and treatment is extremely important.
Hearing loss, especially if left untreated, can have a profound impact on your quality of life. It impacts physical, cognitive, and mental health and can even make it difficult to do normal, everyday tasks.
DO I HAVE HEARING LOSS?
You may, if you answer “yes” to three or more of these questions (adapted from Ventry I.M. & Weinstein, B.E. (1982). The hearing handicap inventory for the elderly: A new tool. Ear Hear 3(3),128–134.):
- Do you sometimes feel embarrassed when you meet new people because you struggle to understand them?
- Do you feel frustrated when talking to members of your family because you have difficulty hearing or understanding them?
- Do you have difficulty hearing when someone speaks in a whisper?
- Do you feel restricted or limited by a hearing problem?
- Do you often turn the TV or radio volume up louder when others are hearing it at a normal level?
- Do you have trouble understanding family or friends when you are together in a restaurant or other noisy setting?
If you feel like hearing loss is affecting you or a loved one – we are here to help! To book your appointment, please call 936-251-3021.
The All Ears! Clinic is located at:
4840 W. Panther Creek Dr. Suite 208
The Woodlands, TX 77381
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Friday: 8am – 12pm
Our audiologists provide the highest level of care with personalized guidance. During your appointment, they will discuss your hearing results and hearing technology options that are best suited for your hearing loss and life style.
Hearing aid technology is constantly evolving with new features including Bluetooth, rechargeable batteries, and smaller designs.
Our audiologists at All Ears! use specialized equipment and research-based protocols to fit each patient’s hearing aids using a prescription based on their hearing loss.
When the level of hearing loss is greater than what a hearing aid can address, a cochlear implant may be an option.
A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted device that consists of an internal and external device that bypasses the “broken parts” of the inner ear. The implanted device is programmed to provide stimulation to the auditory nerve.
Tinnitus is the perception of sound when no actual external noise exists, and is caused by damage to the outer hair cells inside the cochlea (containing our hearing organ). As a result of this damage, the brain tries to compensate for the lack of auditory input by creating a sound.
Tinnitus can be a symptom of hearing loss.
If you are experiencing hearing loss or difficulty, our team is ready and happy to help! 936-251-3021