Answers to your hearing health questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Hearing aids typically have a lifespan of 3-7 years. They can last you for longer if you take good care of them and bring them in for regular cleanings and maintenance. Although hearing aids will last you for many years, many patients like to upgrade their devices around the 3-5-year mark to take advantage of new technology.
Even a mild hearing loss can affect your ability to hear certain sounds and recognize speech in a conversation. Wearing hearing aids sooner rather than later will ensure you don’t lose your speech comprehension and that your brain receives the necessary sound stimulation it needs to stay active and healthy.
The only way to diagnose a hearing disorder such as hyperacusis or misophonia is with a diagnostic hearing evaluation. At Dr. Woods Hearing Center, we can thoroughly test hearing and diagnose conditions that cause sound sensitivity.