Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Hearing Instrument Specialist? What Types of Tests and Treatments do Hearing Instrument Specialists Perform? How Do I Know if I Have Hearing Loss? What Causes Hearing Loss? How is Hearing Loss Diagnosed? What Are The Different Degrees of Hearing Loss? What are the Different Types of Hearing Loss? What are the Signs […]

Understanding Tinnitus

Tinnitus is commonly described as a ringing, buzzing, whooshing or hissing sensation in your ears, but the sound isn’t caused by an external noise. More than 50 million Americans experience tinnitus for a number of different reasons. To determine how to best treat tinnitus, it’s important to understand its  symptoms and causes. Symptoms of tinnitus […]

Impacts of Untreated Hearing Loss

Many people are aware they’re suffering from hearing loss, but find it difficult to get help. Those who have been diagnosed with hearing loss wait, on average, seven years before seeking treatment. The reasons for waiting on help vary; some are frustrated by hearing loss, believing it to be a sign of aging. Others think […]

How to Prevent Hearing Loss for Musicians

Because of the nature of their work, musicians of all genres are at risk for noise-induced hearing loss. Additionally, being able to hear properly is vital to the musician’s livelihood, from being able to hear the right notes and words to playing in the correct pitch and key. Without proper hearing protection, the loud sounds […]

Types of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can be experienced in varying degrees, such as mild, moderate, moderately-severe, severe or profound. Additionally, this loss can also vary depending on pitches or frequencies. A series of hearing tests can determine the amount of loss you experience compared to an average of many other adult listeners with typical hearing. The volume of […]

Hearing and Balance Disorders

Discussion of dizziness Function of the normal ear Maintenance of balance Ear dizziness Symptoms of ear dizziness Central dizziness Visual dizziness Causes and symptoms of dizziness Circulation changes Atypical migraine or basilar migraine Occlusion Hemorrhage Treatment Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo (BPPV) Imbalance related to aging Infection Neuritis Meniere’s disease and endolymphatic hydrops Treatment of Meniere's […]

About Hearing Loss

Types of Hearing Loss Hearing loss is described by varying degrees, not percentages. Hearing loss may be mild, moderate, moderately-severe, severe or profound and vary across pitches. It is determined by a simple hearing test as the amount of volume loss you experience compared to an average of many other adult listeners with normal auditory […]

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Do you or someone you know have trouble hearing on the telephone? With CaptionCall you can understand every word of every phone call. Its large easy-to-read screen quickly displays written captions of what your callers say. That means you can get more from your conversations – and from life.