Solutions to Your Hearing Loss
If you have trouble communicating in different listening situations, you may have hearing loss. Contact us
to find out how we can assist you.
Hearing loss typically happens very gradually, making it harder to detect when you are missing out on life happening around you. Our team is here to help you. We have highly educated and continually trained hearing health professionals ready to get you back on track.
Hearing Loss Can Happen to Anyone!
There is no age requirement for hearing loss. It can happen to anyone at any age. There are many causes of hearing loss from medical reasons to genetics, loud noise to trauma. There is no cure for hearing loss but here at South Shore Hearing Center, we can help you treat it.
Let us find the right hearing treatment plan for you. There are huge advancements in today’s hearing aids and they keep getting better.
You'll no longer need to ask people to repeat themselves, you can turn down the TV or music, and stay involved in all the activities you enjoy and live life to its fullest again.
Hearing Loss Myths
There has been so much research done to enhance our understanding of hearing loss and the technology used to help treat it over the past few years. We can now help people truly understand their options.
Discover the truth about hearing loss.
Myth 1: I Would Notice Hearing Loss
Fact: Your friends and family members typical notice you are missing out before you do. South Shore Hearing Center can provide a complete diagnostic evaluation to determine type and degree of hearing loss.
Myth 2: It's Not Worth the Trouble
Fact: Hearing loss can lead to social withdrawal, frustration, and depression. Don't ignore the problem for another moment. The best solution is to deal with the hearing loss rather than act like it’s not a problem.
Myth 3: Hearing Aids Don't Really Help
Fact: Hearing aids have been proven to improve your ability to communicate, in turn improving your quality of life.
Myth 4: People Will Think I Am Not Smart
Fact: People who make the decision to wear hearing aids are making the decision to better their life. There is nothing smarter than that!
Myth 5: Getting One Hearing Aid Will Save Me Money
Fact: Most people do not realize if you have hearing loss in both ears, you'll need two hearing aids. Both ears help locate the source of sounds, maintain balance, and of course, to hear the sound clearly regardless of the direction.
Myth 6: I Cannot Afford a Hearing Aid
Fact: Your hearing healthcare provider will work within your budget to find the best hearing aid options.
One Size Does Not Fit All
South Shore Hearing Center offers you a wide range of suitable solutions. Each person’s hearing loss is different, as well as, individual’s listening needs and preferences.
What to Expect During a Hearing Test
Before the audiological evaluation begins you will answer some general medical history questions.
Your Audiologist will review your information and ask questions to better understand what you may be experiencing.
It's possible there is earwax obstructing the canal.
The testing will help your audiologist diagnosis the presence of hearing loss including the degree and type.
Types of Hearing Tests
- Audiometric Test
Pure tones are presented to determine the lowest level in which you can respond. Speech understanding is also evaluated during a diagnostic evaluation.
is an examination used to test the condition of the middle ear and mobility of the eardrum by creating variations of air pressure in your ear canal.
Otoacoustic emission testing (OAEs) allows the audiologist to understand how the outer hair cells of your inner ear are functioning.