Hearing is an essential part of communication. It involves the ability to detect and make sense of sound in our environment. A decline in hearing ability can lead to increased communication difficulty in all settings, especially background noise. Many people report being able to HEAR, but not UNDERSTAND. These symptoms mostly present themselves gradually; therefore people find themselves compensating for many years before actually getting tested. In certain instances, hearing loss can be sudden and should be diagnosed and treated immediately!
May 29, 2019 Audiology
Do you feel like you’re not hearing as well as you think you should? Perhaps you find yourself saying, “What,” or “Huh?” more often than you should. Or maybe your loved ones and friends are constantly nagging at you to turn the TV volume down. These are all very common signs that you may need to have your hearing tested. What many people don’t realize is that hearing loss can have a gradual onset; therefore, some people are not even aware their hearing is declining, which is why it’s important to monitor your hearing health, just as you would your vision and dental!
Greetings and Happy, Healthy 2019!
This year we mark the distinct honor of celebrating our 30th Anniversary at Tustin Hearing Center. We want to celebrate that honor with you and our wonderful Tustin community. Rumor has it that there will be a Patient Appreciation Picnic/BBQ in the Park on June 28th. We hope you will join us for this special event!
Are you or someone you know experiencing ringing in the ears? You are not alone! TINNITUS is pronounced either ti-NIGHT-us or TIN-i-tus. Both pronunciations are correct; the American Tinnitus Association uses ti-NIGHT-us. The word is of Latin origin, meaning "to ring or tinkle like a bell.” Tinnitus is defined as the perception of sound when no external sound is present, and is often referred to as “ringing in the ears.” Tinnitus can also be described as hissing, roaring, whistling, chirping, or clicking sounds - every person suffering from tinnitus has their own variation of sound. The American Tinnitus Association estimates that more than 50 million Americans experience tinnitus. Of these, 12 million have tinnitus that is so severe that medical attention is required. Furthermore, approximately 2 million people have tinnitus that is so severely debilitating they cannot function in their daily lives.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and we want to share with you all the reasons why it’s so important to bring a loved one with you to an audiologist appointment! Someone who is visiting our office is asked that they bring a spouse, significant other, or close family member or friend to the appointment for a variety of reasons. Although it’s not mandatory, it is certainly helpful. Our audiologists want to answer all your questions, and we’re sure your loved one has a few, too!