We have answers for your hearing related questions.
Hearing aids are generally not covered by medical insurance, though some providers may offer optional hearing plans that may include coverage of hearing devices. At Holy City Hearing, we work with a number of providers and offer affordable hearing aids. Contact us to learn more.
A build-up of earwax can cause many problems, one of them being tinnitus. When you have excessive earwax, sounds may seem muffled, your ears may feel uncomfortable, and you may even hear a ringing in your ears. At Holy City Hearing, we offer earwax removal kits in our office that will loosen earwax and help you hear clearly again.
Sound is measured in units called decibels. Sounds under 85 decibels are safe for our hearing. Any sound over 85 dB can be dangerous and can lead to hearing loss. For every 10 decibels over 85 dB is considered 10 times as loud. So, 100 decibels is almost 20 times louder and can cause damage to our hearing if exposed to that level of sound on a regular basis. Trains, garbage trucks, and snowmobiles are some examples of 100 decibel sounds.
Hearing aids have a typical lifespan of 5-7 years. When taken care of properly, hearing aids can last you for many years. However, the major hearing aid brands typically release new technology every 3-5 years. We’ve noticed our patients like to upgrade sooner to take advantage of the new technology.
Tinnitus, commonly known as “ringing in the ears,” affects millions of Americans. You may experience tinnitus sporadically or on a daily basis. Regardless of how severe your tinnitus is, we can help you. One of the most common tinnitus treatments is hearing aids. We carry hearing aids that have a tinnitus masking feature. These devices will play soothing sounds in your ears, distracting your brain from the annoying symptoms of tinnitus.
When you receive hearing aids from Holy City Hearing, we will explain how to properly care for, clean, and store your new devices. It’s important to wipe down your hearing aids with a dry cloth every time you take them out of your ears, and always store them in a dry, safe place.