For most people hearing loss occurs gradually, so you may not notice the signs right away. Some of the most common signs of hearing loss include:

  • People sound as though they are mumbling.
  • You can hear people talking but cannot understand them.
  • Hearing conversation in background noise, like restaurants, is very difficult.
  • Family and friends notice your hearing loss and make mention of it.
  • You have to turn the TV volume louder than what others find comfortable.

Numerous recent studies have shown that untreated hearing loss affects our emotional and social well-being, our relationships with friends and family, and overall quality of life.

For individuals still in the workplace, hearing loss can have a negative impact on income potential as well. The good news is that we provide the latest hearing aid technology that is proven at providing hearing and communication solutions for our patients.

Causes of hearing loss

Hearing loss can be the result of damage to any one of these sections.

Causes in the outer ear

Hearing loss 1Typical problems with the outer ear (A) include ear wax plugs and infections of the auditory canal. Usually, addressing these problems is very easy. But it is important to act quickly in order to avoid hearing damage.

Causes in the middle ear

Hearing loss 2Inflammation, fluid behind the eardrum, perforations of the eardrum and otosclerosis (a stiffening of the bones in the middle ear) are the most common problems to interfere with middle ear (B) function.

Most outer and middle ear problems can be addressed effectively with medication or surgery. If this is not possible, permanent hearing loss can be compensated with a hearing aid in most cases.

Causes in the inner ear

Hearing loss 3The majority of hearing issues concern the inner ear (C). The most common cause is the natural aging process. But loud noise, taking some types of medication, or skull fractures can also have a negative influence on a person’s hearing ability.

These influences damage the fine hair cells and affect the transmission of signals to the auditory nerves. Usually, inner ear hearing loss cannot be addressed medically. However, this type of hearing loss can be corrected with a hearing aid in most cases.

Hearing loss caused by an outer or middle ear defect is called conductive hearing loss. Damage to the inner ear, is called sensor neural hearing loss. If both types occur together, the condition is called mixed hearing loss.

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Hearing Protection

sonic-valve-shooting-protectionHearing loss can be a direct result of an occupation, a recreational activity, ie Shooting or motor sport, or simply exposure to loud sounds. our protection and enhancement products are the first step in an effective hearing conservation program.
Shooting environments and other extremely loud sounds. It takes the “sting” out of blast noises and helps reduce “noise hangover” from loud music. We are an approved provider of Cens hearing protection for shooting enthusiasts as well as puretone Musicians monitors such as, digital Micro monitors for serious musicians as well as Elacin hearing protection for Musicians and DJ`s.
They can be worn continuously without discomfort and are custom made.

Motorsport Hearing Protection

racing-mold-hearing-protectionRacing molds are used by amateur and professional drivers who demand quality one-way listening communication.
The custom design allows maximum comfort and durability and provides excellent sound suppression underneath any racing helmet.
Available in full shell and half shell styles and are standard with 18 inch cord length on a mono 1/8 inch jack plug. Stereo jack plugs are also available upon request.

Musicians Monitors

stage-monitor-hearing-protectionCustom Stage Micro Monitors eliminate the need for traditional stage monitor wedge speakers. With options for every musician on stage from vocalists and keyboard players to guitarists and drummers.
The monitors provide lower stage volume for the performer, which results in truer sound for the audience as well as less equipment to purchase and transport.

Hearing protection for musicians

musicians-earplugs-hearing-protectionMusicians earplugs such as the Elacin ER-15 or 25 attenuate across all frequencies rather than just low- and mid-range frequencies, making music more clear and natural sounding and offer true protection from loud or continuous sound. Typically a canal style size but depends on ear canal size.
For optimum performance, a long canal at least 19 mm is required.
Available with three different attenuating filters: ER-9 (9 dB cut), ER-15 (15 dB cut) and ER-25 (25 dB cut).

For those who have to endure a snoring partner

sleeping-snoring-hearing-protectionCustom fit earplugs provide outstanding noise protection for a variety of recreational and occupational environments.

The corded earplug option allows the wearer to place the plugs around their necks when not in use.

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