Can my hearing ever improve on it’s own?


When you discover that you have loss of hearing, the first thing that most people think is will I get it back? The reality is, it depends.

Some wounds the human body usually has no problem mending. Like cuts, scrapes, or broken bones. But you’re out of luck when it comes to fixing the tiny nerves in your ears/cochlea. Scientists are working on it, but humans don’t heal the cilia in their ears the same way animals can. For people, if you injure these little hairs or the auditory nerve, you might have permanent loss of hearing.

90 percent of hearing loss is accounted for by what is known as sensorineural hearing loss, this kind of hearing loss is usually permanent. To explain: When hit by sound or sound waves, tiny little nerves in your cochlea vibrate. These vibrations are then changed, by your brain, into impulses that you hear as sound. Now, loud sounds can damage the hairs and, over time, permanently diminish your hearing, but so can a low constant sound as well. Sensorineural hearing loss can also be from injury or a virus to the nerve as well. In certain cases, specifically in instances of extreme loss of hearing, a cochlear implant could help improve hearing.

Sensorineural hearing loss presently has no cure. But it might be possible to get treatment for your loss of hearing.

Whether hearing aids will help improve your hearing can only be determined by having a hearing specialist preform an exam.

Hearing at your best is more critical than ever today— If you think it might be time to get your hearing tested or just have questions and want real answers, please don’t wait. Contact us today to schedule time with one of our licensed specialists. It’s Absolutely Free!

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How often do I need to change my hearing aids?

That’s a great question! “Over the years we’ve addressed this question with many of our patients and their loved ones”.

On average a hearing device should typically be replaced about every three to six years or so.

The answer is usually a bit more involved. Several factors may figure into whether it’s time you update your hearing instruments.

⦁ Level of the hearing instrument technology
⦁ Condition and performance of your existing hearing devices
⦁ Quality of Care and Maintenance throughout use
⦁ Potential changes in your hearing ability or listening lifestyle

Potential signs you need new hearing technology:

Your Level of Hearing Has Changed

Your hearing changes over time because of age, loud sounds, or other health issues. Most often we can make adjustments to your programming, but sometimes your hearing changes so much that you require an advanced level of technology.

Technology is always Evolving

Now Hearing Aids have advanced background noise filtration, no need to replace rechargeable batteries any more, tinnitus software, Bluetooth streaming from most Smartphones and Tablets.  Even detection for falling, built-in voice translation, and many more features depending on the device.

Your Device is Malfunctioning

You’ve been good to your hearing aids. You do all the recommended maintenance, but things still aren’t right: Replaced batteries drain quickly or the charge doesn’t last long; sound is still muffled after a through cleaning. A repair may be needed from time to time, but regular malfunctions mean it’s time to replace your devices.

New Interests or Lifestyle Changes

When your lifestyle changes, your tech might need to also. Became more active or start an exercise program? You’ll probably need moisture resistance. New Job? You’ll likely experience a different noise level now.

Hearing at your best is more critical than ever today— If you think it might be time to update your hearing devices or just have questions and want real answers, please don’t wait. Contact us today to schedule a Free Consultation with one of our licensed specialists.

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‘World Report on Hearing’, from the World Health Organization

Did you know that there are currently around 430 million people around the world that require help for hearing loss?

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that by 2050, 700 million will require access to ear and hearing care! That’s a big increase. To better understand the current and future of hearing health, WHO published its first ‘World Report on Hearing.’ Reports like these are critical to not only professionals in the hearing industry but for the everyday person as well. Aging, disease, genetics, and injury-related hearing loss are difficult to prevent, nearly 100% of noise-induced hearing loss is preventable.

Let’s see what WHO found:
Almost 60% of hearing loss among children can be prevented through measures such as:
Immunization for prevention of rubella and meningitis
Improved maternal and neonatal care
Screening for, and early management of, otitis media – inflammatory diseases of the middle ear

In adults, hearing loss can be prevented through:
Noise control
Safe listening
Surveillance of ototoxic medicines
Good ear hygiene

Proactive and preventative care is essential to maintaining good hearing health:

Conduct hearing screenings at strategic points in life to identify loss as early as possible
Utilize recent technology advancements to identify hearing loss
Use timely and appropriate treatment
Get properly fitted for personal hearing technology (i.e. hearing aids)
Overall, the report concludes the most essential part in hearing health among individuals is that hearing care is not integrated into national health systems. This can make finding the proper care a little more difficult to find and navigate. At Absolute Hearing Care Centers, we are committed to helping people hear their best and will guide you along your hearing journey!

Please Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.
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Read the full WHO report here: