Information on Hearing Loss, Treatment, & Prevention
Audiology Associates of Arlington compiled the following information to help you and your loved ones understand the importance of hearing care in all of our lives. Additionally, we hope to provide you with some answers to your hearing related questions. These hearing care resources will help you to better identify signs of hearing loss and give you a better understanding of how to protect your hearing. Please review the information in these links and feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.
Facts About Hearing Loss
Life is enriched by the experiences we have through our five senses: sight, touch, smell, taste, and hearing. Hearing is especially vital; it enables us to communicate our wants, needs, and emotions. Learn more about the types and degrees of hearing loss, as well as practical tips for prevention and treatment options.
Treating Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears)
Tinnitus is a medical term for the perception of sound in one or both ears or in the head when a sound stimulus is not present. It is often described as a ringing sensation, but tinnitus may also be perceived as whistling, hissing, chirping, roaring, buzzing, or pulsing.
Hearing Loss in Children
Hearing loss at any age is an emotional issue and robs you of a sense that adds so much to the richness of life. Fortunately, many causes of pediatric hearing loss are treatable.
Learn about Hearing Loss in Children
How Hearing Tests Work
From an initial interview to an examination, hearing tests are available to help hearing care professionals determine the nature of your hearing loss.
Communication Tips For Your Family
Your family does not know how you hear. What they do know is that you do not hear well! Learn valuable tips for communicating with someone in your family you may suspect of having hearing loss.
Protect Your Hearing
Exposure to excessive noise during work or leisure activities can increase a person’s risk of hearing loss and potentially worsen a pre-existing hearing problem. Fortunately, noise-induced hearing loss is preventable with appropriate hearing protection.
What Is an Audiologist?
Audiologists are doctors that specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss. They can fit and adjust the latest hearing aids and are often trained to treat balance problems, tinnitus, and speech or language disorders.
Hearing with Two Ears
One good ear isn’t enough—it takes two to truly understand what we’re hearing. Listening with both ears (also called “binaural hearing”) improves our ability to understand speech, filter out background noise, and determine the source of sounds in our environment.