Additional information on hearing health.

Hearing FAQs

Where your hearing aid sits on or in your ear greatly depends on the style of hearing aid you have. For the majority of hearing aids, the device will not go far inside your ear, rather it will sit right beyond the tragus of the outer ear. If your hearing aids keep falling out of your ears or they feel uncomfortable, contact us for an adjustment.
Sensitivity to sounds can be a symptom of hyperacusis. People who have hyperacusis often find ordinary noises too loud or uncomfortable. This has more to do with the brain rather than hearing. If your ears are sensitive to sound, contact our audiologists to learn more about treatment options for hyperacusis.
Symptoms of auditory processing disorder include difficulty understanding speech in background noise, difficulty following multi-step directions without visual cues, or you are easily distracted by loud sounds. Many of the symptoms of auditory processing disorder are very similar to hearing loss, however they are not the same.
Yes, sinus infections can cause temporary conductive hearing loss. This is due to severe congestion or sinus blockage of the Eustachian tube, a critical part of the ear that can affect hearing. When the Eustachian tube becomes filled with fluid, it can cause muffled hearing. This type of hearing loss will typically go away on its own if you treat the sinus infection with antibiotics.

Hearing protection is crucial whenever the sounds around you exceed 85 decibels. Whether you work in a noisy environment, you listen to live music, or you work with power tools, it’s important to wear the proper hearing protection to keep your ears safe. At our hearing and balance center, we offer a wide range of earplugs, earmolds, and even concert hearing protection to help you be proactive of your hearing health.

Although important, earwax can build-up inside the ear canal causing discomfort and muffled hearing when impacted. If earwax has affected your hearing ability, contact us. Our audiologists can safely and effectively remove excessive earwax, so you can hear clearly again.

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Vandalia, OH 45377
Phone: (937) 576-0074
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7901 Schatz Pointe Dr
Dayton, OH 45459
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