Answers to your most asked hearing questions.
Hearing aids are available at a variety of price points. At Hearing Your Way, we carry hearing aids for every budget, degree of hearing loss, and lifestyle. If you are concerned about the cost of hearing aids, we will work with you to make them affordable.
Tinnitus affects everyone differently. Some people experience temporary tinnitus as the result of one-time loud noise exposure while others may experience it constantly. If tinnitus is bothering you, we can perform a tinnitus test during your hearing exam to determine the cause and severity of the ringing in your ears.
Sound is measured in decibels. Sounds that are under 85 decibels are safe for our hearing. When sounds exceed 85 decibels, they can be harmful to our hearing if we are regularly exposed to them. When sounds reach over 100 decibels, you can experience hearing loss after a single exposure. How loud is 100 decibels? Sounds that reach 100 decibels include lawn mowers, trains, and power tools.
When earwax becomes impacted, it can cause temporary conductive hearing loss. If your ear sounds muffled, then you may have earwax that has built-up and blocked your ear canal. At Hearing Your Way, we can safely and quickly remove any excessive earwax, so you can get back to hearing your best again.
Musical ear syndrome is when you hear an instrument in your ears or head when no external noise is present. This is also known as musical tinnitus. There are different types of tinnitus and they can affect each person differently. If tinnitus is disrupting your quality of life, contact us for an appointment.
Sudden muffled hearing in one or both ears can be a sign of noise induced hearing loss. If you were recently exposed to loud noise or an impact blast, then you should have your hearing tested. Sometimes muffled hearing can also be the result of impacted earwax. Regardless of what caused your muffled hearing, it’s important to visit us for a hearing assessment.