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New Hearing Instrument Wearer Helpful Tips

  1. Remove hearing instruments before sleeping, showering, swimming, skydiving, getting hair done or applying hair spray.
  2. When removing hearing instruments, remember to open battery doors, wipe off domes with cloth provided, and put in one of the cases.
  3. Wear your new hearing instruments at least 8 hours a day so your brain will adjust to the new sounds.
    Expect some sounds to be a little different and sensitive the first week as your brain is getting accustomed to hearing better (similar to the way your eyes adjust to brighter light). 
  4. Change the batteries when you hear the double beep indicator tone (every 5-7 days). Remember to wait a full minute after removing the tab on the battery before placing it in the hearing aid. It is activated by the air. 
  5. Enjoy hearing better!
  6. Call if you need anything or have any questions.

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Prices & Service

Competitive Prices:

All of our products are competitively priced.

Hearing instruments are consistently priced well below suggested retail prices. Through evaluation and review of your lifestyle and hearing needs, we help you choose the hearing instrument features that are right for you, so you pay only for technology that is beneficial for you. You will not find any gimmicks or “wheeling and dealing” at Hearing Solutions Hearing Clinic, just good, honest-to-goodness value and care.

The Consequences of Untreated Hearing Loss

A study by the National Council on the Aging in 1999 found that an estimated 19 million adults from age 45 and up have hearing loss but fewer than half use hearing aids. Their study was aimed at discovering the consequences of untreated hearing loss for older adults. A comparison of older adults with hearing loss who did not use hearing aids and those who did use hearing aids was performed. Those who did not use hearing aids were more likely to report sadness and depression, worry and anxiety, paranoia, less social activity, and emotional turmoil and insecurity. Those who treated their hearing loss with hearing aids more often reported better relationships with their families, better feelings about themselves, improved mental health, and greater independence and security. Thus, hearing loss can impact health in ways that few realize. This is an important reason to think about treating hearing loss before serious consequences occur.

In addition to the benefits stated above, new studies are finding a link to hearing loss and dementia. In studies done by Johns Hopkins University’s Dr. Frank Lin and others, people with an untreated hearing loss are significantly more likely to see their cognitive abilities diminish. Click Here to read more at AARP.

Everyone mumbles when they talk.

  • Jokes aren't funny anymore because I don't hear the entire story or punch line.
  • Everyone complains that I have the TV volume too loud.
  • I have to really concentrate to understand what people are saying.

If you have hearing loss, you're not alone. In fact, you're one of some 28 million people in the United States with a similar challenge. Why do we lose our hearing? There are a number of reasons; the natural aging process, certain medications, infections, exposure to loud noise.

Let's face it. The Baby-Boom Generation was exposed to high levels of noise; rock concerts, muscle cars, military hardware. And they are now seeing the impact. They are experiencing hearing loss at a younger average age than any generation before them. The good news is two-fold. First, Boomers love their technology. As a result, hearing aid technology has advanced leaps and bounds in the last few years with hearing aids that are now completely digital (computers). Second, Boomers have their vanity. They demand hearing aids that are either virtually invisible or are a splash of colors and fun style.

What should I expect during my hearing test?

Hearing Solutions of North Georgia use many tools to evaluate your hearing. They will ask you some questions about your medical history which might include:

  • Noise levels you have been exposed to
  • Possible physical damage to your ears
  • Past illnesses or conditions which may have affected your hearing
  • Medications that may have affected your hearing

Looking in Your Ears

We'll look into your ear using an instrument called an otoscope, which is a cone-shaped device with a light on the end which assists us in evaluating if there are any abnormalities in your ear canal or eardrum. Sometimes hearing problems are simply an accumulation of wax in the canal.

Sound Booth

Next you'll step into our sound booth, which ensures that outside noises do not interfere with your hearing test.

In the sound booth we will transmit sounds or tones at various frequencies and volumes to either ear. When you hear the tone you will push a button to indicate that you heard the tone.

For the next test we will have you place a small bone conductor behind your ear. This device transmits sound through bone vibration to the cochlea of the inner ear, bypassing the middle and outer ear. This test helps our specialist determine if your hearing loss is a result of issues in the outer or middle ear.

A speech test will also take place in the sound booth. You will hear a series of words and sentences both in quiet and in controlled noise to determine your ability to understand.

Impedance Test of the Middle Ear

We may also check your middle ear function using an impedance test by placing a device in your ear which will increase or decrease the air pressure on the probe while presenting a tone. The results will be generated into a graph.

Depending upon the results of all these tests, our specialist may perform additional hearing tests.

Results of the Hearing Test

Based on the results of your hearing test our hearing professionals may determine that a solution to your hearing loss can be found without requiring hearing aids, in which case they will likely refer you to a doctor who specializes in medical solutions to ear problems. Or it may determine that your hearing could be satisfactorily improved with some "listening therapy", in which case they will help you begin your therapy.

On the other hand, your hearing test may indicate that hearing aids are the best solution.

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