Living with untreated hearing loss can negatively impact your physical, emotional and mental health. Depression and decreased cognitive ability are associated with untreated hearing loss. Find out how hearing loss impacts all facets of life.
Do you have questions about hearing aids? Our Consumer Guide to Hearing Aids provides an in-depth breakdown of the different types of hearing devices, as well as the technology available for all forms of hearing loss.
Your sense of balance and orientation originates in the inner ear. The vestibular labyrinth contains semi-circular canals and otolith structures. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo occurs when you move your head, and the otoliths cause a sensation of falling or dizziness. The audiologist can determine the causes of your hearing and balance problems and recommend the appropriate treatment.
There are many causes of hearing loss. Some hearing loss is permanent and other hearing loss responds to medical treatment. While exposure to loud noise is the most common cause of sensorineural hearing loss, hearing loss may also be caused by ototoxic medication, nerve damage or malformations in the hearing organs. Discover the many causes of hearing loss.