DID YOU KNOW?
Hearing plays a BIG part in our health, daily life and activities as well as our cognition!
We hear with our brain, not just our ears! Our ears act as a funnel that allows sound waves to flow to our hearing nerve where the brain determines what we are hearing.
We have microscopic hairs in the inner ear that send signals to the brain. When these are damaged, it is hard for the brain to determine what is being heard. Studies have shown hearing loss and cognitive decline may be related.
SOCIAL ISOLATION AND DEPRESSION
Hearing loss makes it difficult to understand conversations in crowded areas, even in face to face situations. When someone experiences these issues, they tend to want to keep away from friends and family. They become embarrassed to try and hold a conversation due to being afraid of missing parts and not understanding. This social isolation can lead to depression. Talk to your loved one today to get them back out in the world and enjoy life!
Hearing loss can lead to many things...
Here are a few:
Since our brain plays such a huge rule in hearing, hearing loss, cognitive decline and dementia have been linked.
Our hearing and balance systems are connected. Someone with a hearing loss may also experience dizziness or feel off-balance on a daily basis.
An untreated hearing loss may cause fatigue. It is strenuous for someone to focus on what they hear when they have a hearing loss. Treating the loss can decrease this fatigue drastically.
COMMON QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS
There are a lot of questions when it comes to hearing and hearing devices. Below are a few common concerns and questions!
If you have a question or concern that is not listed below, feel free to give us a call or fill out a contact form on our website.
We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
* WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF HEARING LOSS?
There are many symptoms of hearing loss. Some of the most common are, the sensation of ringing or buzzing in your ears, raising the volume on the television or radio, having difficulties in crowds, restaurants or any other noisy environment, and often asking others to repeat themselves.
* IF I HAVE HEARING LOSS SYMPTOMS, WHAT SHOULD MY FIRST STEP BE?
If you think you may have hearing loss, you should schedule an appointment with an Audiologist for an evaluation. It is preferred that you see a Doctor of Audiology (Audiologist). Audiologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss.
* IF I HAVE HEARING LOSS, DOES IT MEAN THAT I AM OLD?
The answer is no! Hearing loss can be diagnosed at any age. Statistics show that 1 in 8, or 30 million people in the United States as young as 12 years old, have hearing loss in both ears. Hearing loss can be contributed to many factors in life. A few examples are noise exposure, reoccurring ear infections and age.
* HOW MUCH DO HEARING AIDS COST?
Hearing aids are an expense that will change your life forever!
While there are many different options of hearing aids available, the severity of the hearing loss, lifestyle and personal needs as well as technology within the hearing aids are a few ways that determine which device may be the best fit.
Call us for more information about our pricing and options.
* MONEY IS A CONCERN
We have a few financing options with 0% interest for 12 months. There is a quick and simple application that can be done in our office during your appointment!
* WILL MY INSURANCE COVER ANYTHING?
Some insurances cover hearing evaluations and may contribute to hearing devices as well.
We will always check for benefits prior to your visit. We accept all insurances!
* I CAN HEAR BUT I HAVE RINGING IN MY EARS
The sensation of ringing, buzzing or swooshing in your ears is called Tinnitus.
Tinnitus can be a symptom of hearing loss. If you have Tinnitus, a hearing evaluation is recommended to further determine the cause.
* WHAT MAKES NAUTILUS HEARING DIFFERENT?
Nautilus Hearing Specializes in "Personalized Patient Care". It is our goal to make each patient feel comfortable and treat their needs individually.
We offer and service all hearing aid manufacturers
We accept all insurances
We provide many different financing options with 0% interest rates
We offer Cochlear Implant evaluations and programming