Hearing Professionals of Illinois wants you to be educated on your hearing loss. In addition to our 90-minute education classes, we’ve put together a learning library filled with resources on the topic of hearing. The better informed you are, the better outcome you will achieve with hearing loss treatment. Like any managing any chronic health condition, managing hearing loss includes understanding hearing loss.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with hearing loss, you probably have many questions. It’s only natural to wonder how this happened and what you can do to live better with hearing loss. The Hearing Professionals of Illinois have put together a collection of answers to the questions we are most commonly asked. From what is the difference between an audiologist and a hearing aid specialist to the tests used to assess the ability to hear and the different levels of hearing loss, you will find the answers to your questions here.
How Hearing Works
It takes more than just two ears to hear, and no two people hear sound the exact same. Discover how your ears and brain work together to gather acoustic waves, convert them to electric signals and then process them into this thing we call “sound.” It’s a fascinating look at how we hear.
Different Types of Hearing Loss
Did you know there are different kinds of hearing loss? And some hearing loss is temporary while other hearing loss is permanent? Take a look at the different types of hearing loss to better understand why your ability to hear is impaired and the different treatment options available.
Online Hearing Survey
Do family members complain that you play the television too loud? Are you frustrated by people mumbling or tired of asking people to repeat themselves? The average person lives with hearing loss for seven years before it is diagnosed. Take this online hearing survey today to see if you have hearing loss. If this online survey indicates you could have hearing loss, schedule an appointment to have a complete evaluation performed by one of our professionals.