Answers to your most asked hearing health questions.

Hearing FAQs

There are many causes of hearing loss, including:

  • Age
  • Loud noise exposure
  • Ear infections
  • Heredity factors
  • Head or ear trauma
  • Certain antibiotics and medications
  • Chemotherapy
  • Impacted earwax

Yes, tinnitus has been proven to be connected to stress. One management technique for those with tinnitus is meditation or counseling. Practicing mindfulness and calming exercises can help reduce the severity of your tinnitus. If you have tried these techniques and tinnitus still bothers you, then contact us for an evaluation.

Hearing aids are an investment, and they will last you for many years. On average, hearing aids have a lifespan of 4-7 years. When properly cared for though, they can last you for even longer. It’s important to bring your hearing aids into our office every six months for a professional cleaning to ensure your devices continue to function properly.

Hearing aids are water resistant, not waterproof. You should never wear your hearing aids swimming or in the shower. However, hearing aids are very resilient and can withstand moisture, rain, and sweat. At our family hearing center, we carry a large selection of hearing aids for your unique needs, including devices that can withstand excessive moisture.  

Yes, at Palmetto Family Hearing Center we carry invisible hearing aids. These hearing aids sit inside the ear canal, so they aren’t visible to other people. To determine if invisible hearing aids would be a good fit for you, we would have to determine your ear shape, degree of hearing loss, and your hearing needs.

The longer you wait to treat your hearing loss the more severe it can get. It’s best to treat hearing loss at the first signs to prevent any cognitive decline or loss in speech comprehension. At our family hearing practice, we will walk you through the entire hearing evaluation process and help you find a solution for your hearing loss. We want to make you a part of our family and we will treat you with kindness and respect. With better hearing, you will be able to hear your favorite music, the sound of children’s voices, and be a part of the conversation again. There is so much to gain when you treat your hearing loss.