About Hearing Loss
Hearing is a complex process that we often take for granted. It occurs when sound waves are conducted to the nerves of the inner ear and from there to the brain. Ranging from mild to severe, hearing loss is the total or partial inability to hear sounds in one or both ears. It’s a common problem in modern society due to the combined effects of noise, aging, disease and heredity.
- More than 31 million Americans have a hearing impairment.
- Three out of every 10,000 children born in the United States have a hearing impairment.
- Sixty-five percent of Americans with hearing impairments are below age 65.
Could this be me? The following questions can help you determine if you have a hearing problem:
- Do you need to turn the TV up louder than others around you to hear it?
- Do you have trouble hearing conversation in crowds or in restaurants?
- Do you ask others to repeat themselves?
- Do other people mistake your lack of response to them as ignoring them?
- Do other people’s voices sound muffled or like they are mumbling?
- Do you feel like you are missing out on events?
- Do you have trouble hearing people over the telephone?
- Do you have trouble understanding female and/or children’s voices?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have an auditory problem. Morton Plant Mease Hearing Health Center can help. We can provide a comprehensive evaluation of your hearing ability, identify your specific problem, and make recommendations to help you.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (727) 461-8807.