About Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can occur at any age and for many reasons. In adults, however, one of the most common periods for hearing loss to begin is between ages 40 and 55 years. You may not be aware if you have a hearing impairment. Some forms of hearing loss are very mild and may only involve difficulty in hearing certain sounds or hearing in background noise.

Additionally, some types of hearing loss may occur so gradually that they progress without you even noticing. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do I often ask others “What?” or to repeat themselves?
  • Do I turn up the TV or radio louder than is comfortable for others?
  • Do I have trouble understanding speech in restaurants?
  • Do I have difficulty understanding soft voices especially those of women or children?

 

If you suspect you have some hearing loss, contact us for a professional hearing assessment. Our office is located in Indio, California, but we treat patients throughout the Palm Desert area.

When hearing loss goes untreated, your overall quality of life could suffer. You may miss the sounds of songbirds, having everyday conversations, and watching TV. Your hearing loss also affects family, friends, and co-workers who may struggle to communicate effectively with you.

Most cases of hearing loss can be easily treated with amplification (hearing aids or assistive listening devices), but in some instances, medical or surgical treatment may be necessary.