Hearing Aid Buying Guide eBook

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Patient Feature: Kathleen Aller

Kathleen Aller used to practice what she jokingly calls ‘communication survival’. “I was – and I believe that many other women still are – just finding ways to cope with my hearing loss by having one-on-one conversations, or asking everyone to speak up, or repeat what they had said. I call it ‘communication survival,’ but

Hearing Loss is Manly

Chances are that you know more men than women with hearing loss. Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist in our West Des Moines clinic, Eric Wolvers, explains, “Most studies show that men are more likely to have a high-frequency hearing loss because they tend to work in noisy environments as mechanics, firefighters, farmers, factory workers, etc. Over

Causes of Hearing Loss

With normal ear function, sound waves enter your ear and vibrate your eardrum and middle ear bones, then travel through to the cochlea which sets in motion thousands of tiny hairs that convert the vibrations into nerve impulses. Those impulses then travel to the brain where they are processed into sounds your brain can process.