Learn more about hearing health and hearing aids.

At Alliance Hearing Center, we carry hearing aids that are invisible. These are the smallest hearing aids on the market and are called invisible-in-the-canal devices. These devices are best for people with mild to moderate hearing loss. To determine if invisible hearing aids would be a good fit for you, we would have to determine your ear shape, degree of hearing loss, and your hearing needs.

The cocktail party effect is your brain’s ability to focus your auditory attention on a particular sound while filtering out a range of other sounds. For those with hearing loss, it can be extremely difficult to understand speech in noisy environments. If you have hearing loss, a hearing aid could help you filter out sounds in crowded settings and focus on the conversation in front of you.

Bilateral hearing loss refers to a hearing loss in both ears. Many people have bilateral hearing loss and it can range from mild to severe. Hearing aids are the best management option for bilateral hearing loss as they will provide both of your ears with the proper amplification to hear.

Yes, even those with severe or profound hearing loss can experience tinnitus. Tinnitus is the perception of hearing a noise inside your ears or head. Although you don’t have to have hearing loss in order to experience the symptoms of tinnitus, it is fairly common. If tinnitus is bothering you, contact us for an appointment. We can perform a hearing assessment and stop the ringing in your ears.

Selective sound sensitivity syndrome, also known as misophonia, is when you experience a visceral reaction to sounds, such as dripping water, chewing, or repetitive noises. If misophonia is affecting your quality of life, custom sound protection may help you. Sound protection, such as earplugs, will block out the annoying sounds that are bothering you.

The average lifespan of a hearing aid is around 5-7 years. But when properly cared for and brought in for regular maintenance your devices could last you for longer. Most hearing aid manufactures release new technology every 3-5 years, so many patients like to upgrade their devices sooner to take advantage of the new advancements.

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