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Are you among the 1 in 6 adults suffering from hearing loss?

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Call now for a FREE hearing screening!

o you sometimes feel people are mumbling or not speaking
clearly? Do you find it difficult to follow a conversation in a noisy
restaurant or crowded room? If so you might be interested in
some recent findings.
The most common type of hearing loss is sensorineural, in which the
inner ear becomes damaged. Sound travels through the ear canal, the
ear drum (tympanic membrane), the middle ear, and is transmitted
to the inner ear (cochlea). As sound-generated vibrations enter the
cochlea, they cause microscopic hair cells to vibrate which, inturn, transmit neuro-electrical impulses to the brain. When these
hair cells become damaged, they cannot vibrate in the appropriate
way. The resulting impulses to the brain are dampened or garbled,
making comprehension difficult or impossible. Damage to hair cells
is irreparable. But compensation is possible.
It took years for your brain to learn to interpret the meaning of
sounds. If the neurons that carry signals to the brain are experiencing
prolonged lack of stimulation because of damaged hair cells (auditory
deprivation), they degenerate, leaving dead regions where certain
sound frequencies can no longer be interpreted. In other words, “use
it or lose it” applies to hearing too. Fortunately, recent advances in
digital hearing technology make it possible to detect damaged and
dead regions within the inner ear. Using “visual speech mapping” and
“real ear measurement” processes, the highly trained audiologists and
hearing instrument specialists at AccuQuest Hearing Centers (a national
network of over 150 locations) can target regions of frequency loss and
compensate for damaged hair cells. This targeted stimulation of neurons
can aid in making speech comprehensible again.

Hearing loss, regardless of degree, can interfere with one’s ability
to participate in a world that greatly depends on communication for
social, educational, and occupational activities. Not all hearing loss can
be fixed with hearing aids, but there’s a good chance we can help you
with yours. Please give us a chance to help before your loss worsens.
Our local experts have been trained in the most advanced
fitting procedures on the most sophisticated technology
available. Call today for a FREE hearing screening and
receive a 30-day satisfaction guaranteed trial on ALL
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VIDEO OTOSCOPY and
HEARING SCREENING
Hearing screening includes:

Video Otoscopy

A video inspection of your ear canal. Your problem may just be wax.

Baseline Screening

Find out which pitches and tones you are hearing or missing and how that impacts your ability
to understand words.

Speech Understanding Assessment

See how well you are hearing and understanding conversations.

Familiar Voice Test

Let’s make sure you can understand the voices most important to you. Bring a loved one to your
appointment so we can check your hearing and understanding of his or her voice.
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