Experiencing Hearing Loss

If so, you are not alone. Hearing loss is one of the biggest health concerns in the U.S. It is the third most commonly reported physical condition, following arthritis and heart disease. It affects roughly 20 percent of the American population and can strike people of all ages.

48 million Americans report some degree of hearing loss.

1.) Having trouble following conversations with background noise.
2.) Missing part of the conversation.
3.) Feeling like others mumble when they speak.
4.) Turning the volume on the television up.
5.) Avoiding social gatherings.

Top 5 Symptoms of Hearing Loss


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Having trouble following conversations with background noise.


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Missing part of the conversation.


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Feeling like others mumble when they speak.


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Turning the volume on the television up.


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Avoiding social gatherings.

Types of Hearing Loss

Treatment will depend on your type and degree of hearing loss.
There are three types:

Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common type of hearing loss. It involves a problem with the inner ear. Sensorineural hearing loss is usually treated with hearing aids.

Conductive hearing loss occurs when there are problems in the outer ear, ear canal, eardrum or middle ear. Conductive hearing loss is often correctable with surgery or medications (typically antibiotics). Alternatively, it may be treated with hearing aids.

Mixed hearing loss is a combination of both types. Treatment might involve a combination of medication, surgery and/or hearing aids.

Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

Individuals who seek treatment for their hearing loss see improvements in all aspects of their lives.

Researchers agree that treating your hearing loss can lead to better overall health, professional success and emotional well-being.

Take a hearing quiz to understand if you may be experiencing signs of hearing loss

The Hearing Center of Lake Charles partners with Hearing the Call to bring a reduced cost/sliding scale fee hearing care to Southwest Louisiana as well as global hearing healthcare to those in need. Treating hearing loss improves education opportunities, enhances human connection, and provides a bridge to full participation in life.

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