So many sounds around us can go unnoticed. Sounds such as the ticking of a clock, water in the sink, dishes and silverware rattling, newspaper, birdsong, and most importantly speech clarity can be inaudible to those with a hearing loss. It’s most often slow progressing and not noticed. Sounds appear muffled, unclear, and misunderstood for someone with even a mild to moderate degree of hearing loss. The often appearing slight hearing loss, can cause an impact of following and participating in conversations with friends and family. In the current days of Covid, with the use of masks, the visual and lipreading cues that have helped fill in the blanks caused by hearing loss are missing, thus causing our hearing loss to be more “visible and known”. We gain a great deal of information of what is said when we look at people as they speak.
Try it, look at someone and have them say the words East and feast, notice how easy it is to recognize those two words that sound identical with the exception of the beginning sound of the words. We do our very best to help those with questions pertaining to hearing, tinnitus, vestibular, and balance issues to understand how it can impact their quality of life. In turn, we strive to offer solutions and genuine help as well.