Hearing loss can be a frightening experience for anyone, and not having the proper knowledge about the diagnosis can be even more frightening. At Thompson Audiology, we aim to make sure you know the status of your hearing problem and best possible treatments.
Sound is collected by the outer ear and travels down the ear canal to the eardrum. When sound arrives at the eardrum it causes the eardrum to vibrate, which then causes the three middle ear bones to vibrate. As the middle ear bones press into the inner ear they cause a wave within the fluid of the cochlea that stimulates the nerves. The nerves relay the information to the brain which interprets them as the sounds we hear (i.e. speech, music, noise, and sounds of nature).
Types and causes of hearing loss are varied. Hearing loss can be categorized as one of the following:
If you suspect you have hearing loss, call our office at 248-0933, to schedule an audiological evaluation. Our audiologists will expertly assess your hearing and recommend an appropriate course of action. The audiologist may suggest referral for medical intervention. Or, the audiologist may recommend hearing aid amplification in order to improve your communication ability.