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Commonly asked questions about hearing,
tinnitus, and hearing aids.

Hearing FAQs

Your ears don’t need to be cleaned every day. Once every 2-4 weeks is sufficient. Never use a cotton swab to clean your ears as they can cause more harm than good. A simple ear cleaning solution will work to keep your ears healthy.

 The best way to determine if your hearing loss is permanent is by having your hearing tested. Our audiologists can identify the cause, severity, and permanence of your hearing loss. If you are experiencing muffled hearing after a concert or live music event, then your loss may be temporary, but it’s still best to come in for an appointment.

No, hearing aids do not cause vertigo, dizziness, or any other balance problems. Hearing loss can cause vertigo because of the proximity of the hearing nerve to our sense of balance. For this reason, you may experience dizziness and hearing loss together. However, hearing aids will not affect your balance.

Many people experience random ringing in the ears. This is known as tinnitus and can be frequent or infrequent. If you only experience tinnitus occasionally, and it doesn’t affect your quality of life, then you don’t need to be concerned about it. If your tinnitus is constantly bothering you then you should contact us.

Audiology is a branch of science that studies hearing, balance, and related disorders. Audiologists actively prevent hearing loss and provide treatment options to help patients hear better.

Yes, hearing aids can help manage the symptoms of tinnitus. If you have ever experienced an insect buzzing sound in the ear or a whistling tune, you may have tinnitus. Hearing aids are a great management option because they will amplify the external sounds around you – which may reduce your perception of tinnitus.