Hearing health information.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are suddenly experiencing muffled sound in your ears, you should have your hearing tested immediately. Trouble hearing in one or both ears can be the result of earwax build-up or hearing loss. It’s important to come in for an ear exam so we can determine the cause of your muffled hearing.
No, hearing aids do not cause balance issues or vertigo. Our sense of balance comes within the cochlea, which is where the hearing nerve is located. For this reason, you may experience hearing loss and balance problems together. Wearing hearing aids will not make vertigo worse.
Yes, it is possible to experience sudden temporary hearing loss in one ear. If you were recently exposed to loud noise, such as a concert, then you may experience a temporary loss of hearing. If your ears are suddenly muffled and you are having trouble hearing, you should contact us immediately.
Conductive hearing loss is when there is a problem conducting sound from the outer and middle ear to the inner ear. This type of hearing loss is not as common as sensorineural hearing loss. This is often due to ear infection, clogged ears due to earwax, fluid in the middle ear, or head/ear trauma. Conductive hearing loss is typically corrected with antibiotics or surgery.
Some types of hearing loss make hearing high pitch sounds difficult. High frequency sounds include birds chirping, women and children voices, and certain consonants.
At Horizon Audiology, we carry hearing aids at various price points and technology levels. Hearing aids can range in price depending on the features you are looking for and the technology within the devices. We carry a wide selection of devices to better assist you. Whether you are looking for a mini hearing aid that is discreet or a hearing aid with Bluetooth connectivity, we have an option for you.