Patient Resources

As a full-service center for hearing health, we offer much more than hearing tests and hearing aid fitting. Our office and our audiologists keep up with all facets of hearing technology, treatments and safety concerns.

Here are some hearing health services and information areas:

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    We answer some of the commonly asked questions related to hearing care, tinnitus, hearing aid products, assistive listening devices and more.

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  • Guide to Hearing Aids

    Download our consumer’s guide to hearing aids and make informed decisions on the purchase of your next hearing aid device.

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  • Hearing and Balance Disorders

    The inner ear is the balance center of the body. Aging or injury to the head can cause balance problems and, at the same time, produce hearing problems of some sort. The ossicles of the inner ear contain liquid that sends the brain information about our balance or position as to vertical and horizontal. Disruptions cause dizziness and vertigo, an inner ear condition.

    The health of the inner ear directly relates to these conditions. For more information, contact Hearing and Ear Care Center today.

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  • Hearing Myths

    MYTH #1: There aren’t many people who have true hearing difficulties, and if I or people close to me had hearing difficulties, it wouldn’t affect anyone else. FACT: Over 30 million Americans have some degree of hearing difficulty, so there’s a good chance that someone close to you has hearing loss. A person with hearing loss […]

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  • Hearing Survey

    Please answer the question below to the best of your ability. After you choose your answer, the next question will appear. At the end of the survey, you will be provided with a score, and you may send this score to us so we may discuss any hearing loss issues you are having. 1 2 […]

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  • Hearing Tips

    For Wearers Always remove your hearing devices when you shower, swim, or sleep to avoid damaging them. Scheduling frequent cleanings and adjustments can keep your devices in top performance. New hearing devices can take some time to get used to. The more often that you wear them, the quicker they will feel natural and comfortable. […]

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  • How to Prevent Hearing Loss for Musicians

    Musical arenas and recording studios feature loud, concussive noise. The repetition and long exposure that musicians are exposed to can cause hearing loss. Musician’s ear protectors feature an ability to allow the musical notes to come through while protecting ears from the loudest noises.

    These products should always be worn in large venues. Those who work in these areas should use hearing protection too.

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  • Impacts of Untreated Hearing Loss

    Some hearing loss will disappear on its own. Temporary loss due to illness, for example, can be caused by simple otitis media clogging the middle ear. However, age-related loss, by far the most common hearing disorder, cannot go away on its own and generally gets worse over time.

    Older people losing their ability to hear often become isolated and lonely. They can’t understand speech, so they avoid people. This is the opposite of the recommended treatment. They should contact us and get a hearing test, get the help they need and join in the conversation again.

    Don’t wait. We are here for this very reason: to get you involved in a full life again.

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  • Latest Hearing Health News

    We provide the latest news and information regarding hearing loss treatment, hearing aids as well as hearing product and accessories in the hearing healthcare industry.

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  • Rechargeable vs. Non-Rechargeable Hearing Aids

    The type of battery your hearing aids have impacts their performance, their overall cost, and how long you can use them throughout the day. So when picking out a new device – whether you’re upgrading from an older model or it’s your very first hearing aid – it’s important to review its battery specs. One […]

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  • SNOT-20 (Sinus) survey

    Consider how severe the problem is when you experience it and how frequently it happens. Please rate each item below on how “bad” it is by selecting the button that corresponds with how you feel. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 […]

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  • Tinnitus Survey

    Please answer the question below to the best of your ability. After you choose your answer, the next question will appear. At the end of the survey, you will be provided with a score, and you may send this score to us so we may discuss any hearing loss issues you are having. 1 2 […]

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  • Types of Hearing Loss

    People lose hearing for several reasons, from physical issues to environmental factors, including:

    Age-related loss: As we get older, organs and bones in the ear tend to deteriorate. It becomes harder to hear. Exposure to excessive noise over many years is the main culprit, but there are other reasons.

    Injury: Injury to the neck, head or ears can create temporary or permanent hearing loss.

    Illness: Several common and rare diseases can cause temporary or permanent hearing loss.

    Loud, explosive noise: a very loud explosion can cause hearing loss and ear damage that is usually temporary.

    Malformed organs, tissue: In very young children, a condition of inability to hear can be due to various hearing/nerve malformations.

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  • Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

    How Loud Is Too Loud? Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Loud noises are all around us, from the radio in the car to the lawnmower outside. It’s pretty much impossible to avoid them completely. However, exposure to loud noise is a very real cause of hearing loss. In fact, millions of people in the U.S. have […]

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  • Understanding Tinnitus

    The ringing sound many people experience (or buzzing/whooshing sound) is called tinnitus. It is created by phantom noise signals sent to your brain by organs in your ears that have deteriorated over time. There are other rare causes, but we see older individuals with the former type almost exclusively.

    Some tinnitus facts:

    There is no “cure”
    It can vary in intensity
    It can be fairly benign or can disrupt peoples’ lives
    It can be treated in various ways, depending on the level and the individual

    If you have this condition, call us for more information and a hearing test; tinnitus is usually accompanied by some hearing loss.

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  • Wells Fargo Health Advantage® Credit Card*

    We offer an application for the Wells Fargo Health Advantage® Credit Card. This card is used at health professional organizations around the country. It offers credit at lower rates than other cards and is accepted in many places for health purchases.

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