Mike had a hearing aid stuck in his ear

With help from King Hearing, Mike started to feel and hear better

Mike was not hearing as well as he normally did. Hearing difficulty was not new to Mike; he had grown up shooting guns and developed a significant hearing loss while in his 30’s. Constantly asking people to repeat and family arguments about the loud television were normal for Mike. His frustration had finally led him to purchase a personal amplifier straight from the internet. Although the device was large and did not fit, he could turn the television down and keep peace at home. The problem with the device was that it just amplified everything and now it suddenly quit working and he had a sore ear.

When Mike came into my office, the King Hearing Center, and explained the pain he was experiencing, I, Randall King, immediately brought him to the exam room and looked into his ears. His left ear was normal and healthy looking, but his right ear had a small rubber tip lodged in the canal. Many hearing aids have rubber tips that fit into the ear canal, and so it is very important that the hearing aids are properly fit and that regular appointments are kept to monitor the health of the ear. Once Mike’s “ear plug” was removed he felt much better!

Although hearing loss is often taken lightly, it is a serious condition that requires investigation and understanding to get the proper help. Placing a “band-aide” on a broken leg will not achieve the results that you will want. Delaying the proper stimulation to the auditory areas of the brain can have lasting negative effects. Having your hearing professionally checked will inform you about your hearing and help you to make the right decision about what to do.

The most important objective for hearing aids is to make speech audible. Hearing aids of the past, and current “value” hearing aids, provide amplification. However, distortion is a characteristic of even the mildest hearing loss, which decreases the ability to distinguish speech from noise. Current, advanced hearing aids, address both amplification and distortion to improve understanding speech. When an individual is in an environment, such as a restaurant, an advanced hearing aid will make adjustments to reduce the interference of noise and improve speech understanding.

For more information on hearing and hearing aids, visit my website at www.kinghearing.com. And to discover why you sometimes have trouble hearing, call 745-7878, for your FREE hearing screening. If I find that hearing aids will help you, I will explain the different brands and styles, as well as the choices that will make them easier for you to wear. When comparing and making choices, the most important decision you will make is the hearing health specialist that you will be comfortable with and who is willing to spend time with you. Just call and schedule a FREE consultation with Randall King to learn more about your choices.

King Hearing Center is located in Lubbock at 2821 74th St., where our office has been in the same location since 1984. Randall is the owner of King Hearing Center and a Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist. He has worked with hearing loss for more than 30 years. He has tested hearing throughout West Texas, trained several specialists in hearing aid sciences and fit thousands of hearing aids. Call for your personal consultation with Randall at (806) 745-7878.

 

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