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!
The ear acts as a funnel that allows sound waves to flow to our hearing nerve (inner ear) where the brain determines what is being heard.
There are hair cells in the inner ear that assist the brain in specifying these sounds. When the hair cells 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 difficult listening environments i.e. restaurants, social and family events, etc. This social isolation can often lead to depression.
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. Nautilus Hearing is here to provide answers!
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.
* 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 (tinnitus)
Raising the volume on the television, phone or other audio devices
Having trouble following conversations in difficult listening environments i.e. social gatherings, restaurants, groups, etc.
The sensation that others are "mumbling"
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!
What is your hearing worth to you? At Nautilus Hearing we like to break down the cost of hearing and compare these costs to other daily cost i.e. dining out, which typically costs an average of $10-$15 per day and $3650-5475 per year which would cost close to the average price of a hearing aid. The hearing aid however will last many years (typically 3-6).
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
Nautilus Hearing offers many options to help individuals with cost concerns. Nautilus also provides a 12 month no interest financing
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. Nautilus Hearing accepts all insuraces.
* 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
We provide Real Ear Measurements (REM) during hearing evaluations and adjustments