3 common questions about hearing health

The Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal

Dr. Kevin Bolder

AuD, Audiology Associates

When it comes to hearing loss, it’s normal to have a lot of questions. As hearing care professionals, we frequently have patients come in with questions about their hearing, hearing aids, different types of hearing loss, and how we can help them find a solution.

Q: Will my hearing worsen without hearing aids?

A No. In fact, hearing loss and its associated health conditions can continue to worsen if it is left untreated. Hearing aids help you pick up on what you’ve been missing and keep your brain used to hearing different kinds of sounds in your environment. Because hearing loss is connected to other serious health concerns, such as dementia and depression, it’s important to treat your hearing loss as soon as possible. 

Q: Is tinnitus a type of hearing loss?

A Tinnitus, commonly known as “ringing in the ears,” is not a type of hearing loss. Tinnitus is a symptom of hearing loss or another issue, such as stress, ear infection, or a disease of the heart or blood vessels. Tinnitus is incredibly common. In fact, 94% of people with normal hearing experience tinnitus at some point in their life. 

Q What are the advantages of Bluetooth hearing aids?

A Bluetooth hearing aids allow you to connect wirelessly to your smartphone or TV. They allow you to stream music, phone calls, and other audio directly to your hearing aids. You can also adjust your settings discreetly through a smartphone app. Control your volume and listening environments from your phone for an easy experience.  

The best thing you can do to make sure you are maintaining your overall health and well-being is receive regular hearing screenings in addition to your other doctor visits. To schedule a hearing aid consultation today, please call Audiology Associates at 661-284-1900. Kevin Bolder, Au.D, Patrice Rifkind, Au.D. and John Davis, Au.D. are three of the best in Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valley. Visit our website at AudiologyAssociates.net or stop by our office located at 23838 Valencia Blvd, Suite 100, Valencia. We are hearing health care excellence!

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