Hearing loss can be either partial or full loss of hearing. This is generally because there is a problem with one or multiple pars of the ear. There are four parts of the hearing system: outer, middle, inner, and the acoustic nerve. Each portion plays a role in how hearing works and damage to any part can cause hearing loss or impairment. Indications that you may be experiencing some form of hearing loss include:

  • Ringing in the ear
  • Tilting your head or cupping your ear to hear better
  • Increasing the volume on the radio or television to hear
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Sounds become muffled
  • Difficulty understanding what is said or making out the words
  • Distinguishing between words, not necessarily hearing the speech
  • Clarity of speech in noise

These are just a few indicating factors establishing if hearing loss or impairment is present. If you are concerned about your hearing you will want to set up an appointment with our Audiologist.