An audiogram uses sounds of specific frequencies and intensity levels to determine what a person can hear in each ear. The sounds are heard through headphones and the patient is asked to identify each time they hear a sound and in which ear. The sounds will become lower and lower to determine the level in which a patient can barely hear. An audiogram may also include speech in the form of two-syllable words to determine how well a patient can comprehend what is being heard. Normal results allow for a patient to hear a normal speaking voice, whisper and ticking of a watch.
Hearing aids are a common non-invasive treatment option for hearing loss. A hearing aid is a small electronic device that is worn in or behind your ear and amplifies sounds so they can be heard better and listening and communicating with others is made simpler. The device consists of a microphone, amplifier and speaker. The sounds are received through the microphone and then increased in power by the amplifier, which then sends the signals to the ear through a speaker.
Hearing aids magnify sounds based on the severity of a patient’s hearing loss. Hair cells within the ear detect these magnified sounds and convert them into signals to pass to the brain. There is a limit on how much amplification can be given to sounds, so hearing aids are not for everyone.
You can talk with your doctor to decide which type of hearing aid is best for you. Most manufacturers allow for a 30-60 day trial period to make sure that your hearing can benefit from a hearing aid. They can be a costly investment, but many people are willing to pay the price to relieve hearing loss and be able to communicate with others.
Invisible. Effortless. 24/7
We are proud to be one of the select offices in the United States to offer Lyric Hearing to its patients. Lyric was featured on Good Morning America as a new hearing technology that is not only tiny and invisible, but also delivers exceptional sound quality without daily hassles.
Lyric is the first extended wear hearing device that is 100% invisible. It is comfortably placed in the ear canal by a Lyric trained hearing professional and can be worn 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for up to 4 months at a time.¹ No surgery or anesthesia is required.
Unlike many other hearing aids, Lyric is positioned completely inside the ear canal, so it uses your ear’s natural anatomy to funnel sound to your eardrum. This unique design and placement helps reduce background noise and feedback and provides exceptionally natural sound quality. Because it remains in the ear canal 24/7 for months at a time, you don’t need to worry about daily hassles like putting the device on or taking it off, or changing batteries, so you can forget about your hearing loss and spend time connecting with friends and loved ones.
- 100% Invisible
- Once placed, Lyric is 100% invisible
- Effortless Hearing, 24/7
- Lyric can be used during your daily activities, such as exercising, showering, talking on the phone, and sleeping.
- There are no batteries to change, no maintenance is needed, and no daily insertion or removal is required.
- Natural Sound Quality
- Lyric’s placement deep in the ear canal allows the outer ear (the pinna) to direct sound into the ear canal naturally, resulting in reduced background noise and feedback, and exceptional sound quality
A recent study shows that of the patients surveyed, 99% preferred Lyric over their previous hearing aids,² 95% preferred Lyric sound quality over their previous hearing aids,³ and 96% would recommend Lyric to a friend or loved one4.
Please call us today to make an appointment to see if Lyric is right for you. Receive a Free Lyric Screening and Risk-Free 30-day Trial.
For more information about Lyric, please visit www.lyrichearing.com.
¹ Individual replacement needs may vary.
² Based on a telephone survey of 67 patients who have worn Lyric for at least 30 days.
³ Based on a combination of results from three surveys totaling 86 patients who had worn Lyric for at least 30 days
4 Based on a telephone survey of 90 patients who have worn Lyric for at least 30 days.
Lyric is not appropriate for all patients. See a trained Lyric professional to determine if Lyric is right for you.
Vertigo is a sensation of spinning or whirling that occurs as a result of problems within the brain or inner ear. People with vertigo feel like the environment around them is moving when no movement is actually occurring. This symptom is one of the most common health problems in the US, and affects up to 40 percent of adults, who reported feeling dizzy at least once during their lifetime.
Most patients with vertigo experience a sudden onset of symptoms intermittently that last for a few seconds to a few minutes, and may include lightheadedness, imbalance and nausea, as well as temporary hearing loss and ringing in the ears.
Vertigo may be caused by a number of different conditions, including inflammation of the inner ear (labyrinthitis), Meniere’s disease, acoustic neuroma and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). It may also occur after head or neck trauma or severe migraines. Your doctor may perform a series of blood and imaging tests, along with a physical and neurological examination in order to diagnose the cause of vertigo and rule out more serious conditions.
Treatment for vertigo depends on the underlying cause of the symptoms, but may include medication, antibiotics, dietary changes or surgery. Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is often effective in minimizing dizziness and improving balance by restoring function to the vestibular system. Your doctor will assess your individual case in order to decide which treatment option is best for you. It is important for patients with vertigo to take special caution to prevent injury from falls.
Contact us at 1.866.665.0062 to learn more about Audiology services or to make an appointment.