We are dedicated to educating you, loved ones and colleagues how to safeguard sensitive hair cells integral to processing precious sounds. You should know which loud noises can cause damage, wear ear protection as necessary and have periodic hearing testing. Be aware that males and those who smoke or have diabetes have increased risk for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL). At home, work and play, we are surrounded by loud sounds every day. By practicing healthy habits, an ounce of prevention is truly worth a pound of cure.
Did you know that NIHL is the only preventable type of hearing loss? Learning more and staying safe will be music to your ears.
Research indicates most NIHL is caused by damage and eventual death of sensory hair cells in the ear which, unlike bird and amphibian hair cells, don’t grow back.
As research states: “When you are exposed to loud noise over a long period of time, you may slowly start to lose your hearing. Because the damage from noise exposure is usually gradual, you might not notice it, or you might ignore the signs of hearing loss until they become more pronounced.”
While you learn how to prevent adult hearing loss, it is also crucial for your kids and grandkids to safely use their best buds.
During the season when Independence Day is celebrated, we should proactively understand how to free ourselves from NIHL. While fireworks are once a year, preserving healthy hearing should be your daily pursuit.
By knowing how important NIHL prevention is we encourage you, with sound sensitivity, to safely protect yourself and loved ones. From workplace environments to concerts, backyard lawnmowers to busy streets and noisy restaurants, limit exposure to loud sound levels. Please see us for evidence-based testing, so we can accurately assess your type and degree of hearing loss. With our periodic exams, we will track changes and provide trusted advice on how to avoid irreversible hair cell damage and experience the joy of hearing for years to come.
While we take your hearing care seriously, a little laughter goes a long way.
Good Humor, Healthy Hearing
Our Patients Say It Best
“I got my hearing aids a few years ago and have been so happy, I am hearing the birds again. I didn’t realize the hummingbirds were chirping at me until I came home with my new hearing aids. I forgot the sounds of the birds in my yard. Thank you Audiology Associates for the bird songs again.”
Since 1985 when I lost hearing in my left ear, I personally experienced the gaps in treatment options and necessary methodology to keep those affected by hearing loss connected. It has since been my focus to develop systems, processes, and methods, like THE MA5P METHODTM, to address the individual needs of my patients and create a solution that fits their lifestyle. If you are experiencing issues with your current Prescription Hearing Aid, I invite you to visit us to discuss ways to keep you connected to the things you love.