Questions on Diagnosing, Overcoming, and Coping with Hearing Loss

Our patients have a lot of questions, and we are happy to provide the answers before they set foot in our office. Visit our FAQ page for the most popular inquiries (and our solutions) about hearing loss treatments, ear injuries, hearing disorders, and methods to cope with hearing loss symptoms.

What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus simply put is “hearing” noises in your ears when there is no outside source of the sounds. The noises that are heard vary from individual to individual. They can be soft or loud. Some of the sounds that may be heard are: ringing, blowing, roaring, buzzing, hissing, humming, whistling, or sizzling. It may be a combination of sounds and for many people the sound… Read More

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What causes Tinnitus?

There are many causes of Tinnitus. Many of which may be unknown. The most common causes of Tinnitus are: Noise Exposure A natural part of the aging process Head injury Side effect of medications Tinnitus is almost always accompanied by hearing loss. If you are a tinnitus sufferer it is recommended that you have your hearing tested by a hearing healthcare professional. Currently some 30… Read More

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What can I do to help myself if I have Tinnitus?

Pay attention to the way you think about your tinnitus by asking some self-examining questions. Do you think tinnitus will destroy your life? Do you think you will never be able to sleep because of it? Do you think nobody else understands or knows what it feels like to have tinnitus? Do you think there is no solution for your symptoms? How you think about… Read More

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What is the next step if I have Tinnitus?

If you have discovered that you suffer from tinnitus you should set up an appointment with an Audiologist as soon as possible so that they may evaluate the severity and discuss possible options.

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Can I wear my hearing aids in the shower or while swimming?

Most hearing aids on the market are moisture-resistant but not waterproof. This means that, while a few raindrops or sweat from a workout won’t damage them, they are not designed to be worn in the shower or swimming pool. However, there are options for people who are frequently in the water as well. Water-Resistant Options For people with active lifestyles, it’s not always easy to… Read More

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How long will my hearing aids last?

Your new hearing aids were a significant investment and you’d like to keep them in good working order for as long as possible. At Collier Otolaryngology Hearing Center, we are dedicated to making sure your hearing care experience is the best it can be, and that includes helping you take care of your hearing aids so they last as long as possible. There Are Limits… Read More

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How often should I have my hearing tested?

The answer to this question will depend on your age, environment, and level of hearing loss, but people of all ages should be getting hearing screenings on a regular basis. Sometimes these screenings are done in a work or school environment, but often you will have to seek out a hearing care clinic to get a complete hearing evaluation. General Guidelines for Hearing Test Frequency… Read More

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