Answers to your most asked hearing related questions.
At our hearing center, education is one of our priorities. We believe every patient should feel comfortable with their hearing aids and with their understanding of hearing loss. We spend a lot of time explaining what you can expect and how to use your hearing aids. Our goal is for you to feel empowered to make educated decisions about your own hearing.
Below, we’ve gathered answers to some questions we often hear from patients. If you don’t see your question answered below, or you want more information, we are always happy to help.
No, hearing aids do not cause dizziness, vertigo, or other balance problems. Patients may experience dizziness and hearing loss together because of the proximity of the hearing nerve to where our sense of balance comes from (within the cochlea of the inner ear).
If you have suddenly experienced a loss of hearing or one ear feels muffled to the point that you can’t hear well, you should visit us immediately. Sudden temporary hearing loss is usually the result of loud noise exposure and should be examined as soon as possible.
If hearing loss is affecting your quality of life – and that’s true for most people who come see us – then there’s no reason to wait. Hearing loss can make you pull away from social interactions, leading to depression, anxiety, social isolation, and even cognitive decline. It’s important to manage hearing loss at the first signs to preserve your overall health.
It’s important to wear hearing aids all the time, even if you’re just home alone reading a book. You’re not just treating your ears; you’re also acclimating your brain to understanding the sounds around you.
Yes, with Bluetooth hearing aids you can! Many of today’s hearing aids have Bluetooth connectivity so you can stream phone calls, music, and other audio directly to your ears. We also carry rechargeable hearing aids which don’t require the changing of mini hearing aid batteries. With these types of devices, you simply charge them using a hearing aid charger. At Quednau Hearing, we carry many types of hearing aid technology that can improve your quality of life.