hearing loss

Types of Hearing Problems

Diagram of the Ear

Article from “2013 Consumer’s Guide to Hearing Aids,” James Wilson Group Solutions, L.P. USA.

Hearing problems are grouped according to the location of the damage or defect.


Also know as nerve-type hearing loss, this type of gradually-diminished hearing is commonly associated with the aging process.  Due to hair cell (stereocilia) damag…

The Guide to Purchasing Hearing Aids

According to studies done at the Better Hearing Institute (BHI), the number of Americans with hearing loss has grown to more than 34 million—roughly 11 percent of the U.S. population.

The signs of hearing loss can emerge slowly, or they can be significant and come on suddenly.   Either way, the common indications are often not being able to hear well in a crowded room or restaurant,…

Identifying the Cause of Hearing Loss

Audiology Doctors in Gainesville, FL

New patients visit an audiologist because they complain that they are not able to hear.  While the symptom is the same for every patient, the cause varies and must be identified for proper care.

Causes of hearing loss include:

Ear Wax
Noise Induced Hearing Loss
Physical Trauma
Ear Infections
Genetic disposition
Ménière’s Disease

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