There are many factors to consider when purchasing hearing aids. One of the most important factors to consider beyond a particular make or model of hearing aid is the person who will be fitting the hearing aid. The amount of benefit a hearing aid delivers depends largely on the skill of the person fitting the hearing aid.
A hearing test provides an evaluation of the sensitivity of a person’s sense of hearing. An evaluation of your hearing may include listening to pure tone beeping sounds and or a series of words. In some cases, we may use equipment that is designed to tell us how well sound travels through the middle ear space.
A pediatric audiologist will typically have additional training and experience in testing and providing services for infants and young children. As children get older the pediatric audiologist is versed in providing information additional communication devices that will improve the classroom experience for a hearing-impaired child.
Tinnitus is the medical term for the sensation of hearing sound in your ears when no external sound is present. It affects 50 million (nearly one in six) Americans. Most describe the sound as ringing, though others describe it as hissing, buzzing, whistling, roaring or chirping.