Educational information about hearing loss, tinnitus, and hearing aids.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, hearing aids do not cause vertigo, dizziness, or any other balance problems. If you have hearing loss and also experience dizziness, this is because our sense of balance comes from within the cochlea, which is the home of the hearing nerve. If your hearing loss is the result of head or ear trauma, then you may experience it in conjunction with symptoms of vertigo.
Tinnitus can be temporary or permanent. For some people, tinnitus only lasts for a few seconds and is intermittent, while other people experience the symptoms on a regular, daily basis.
Yes, there are hearing aids that will sit inside your ear canal that are “invisible” to other people. At Heart of Hearing Ear Clinic, we carry some of the smallest hearing aids available. If you are searching for discreet hearing aids, we have many options for you.
CHL stands for conductive hearing loss. Conductive hearing loss is a type of hearing impairment that occurs when the ear has trouble conducting sound through the outer and middle parts to the hearing nerve.
If one ear feels muffled or you have suddenly lost your hearing in one ear, you should come in immediately. Muffled hearing in one ear can be the result of impacted earwax, which we can remove in office, or it can be the sign of sudden sensorineural hearing loss. If you have experienced temporary hearing loss in one ear for a few days you should have your ears examined immediately.
To turn your hearing aid off, simply open the battery drawer completely. To preserve the battery, make sure your hearing aids are turned off when you are not wearing them.