Additional information on hearing health and hearing aids.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A clogged ear can be the result of impacted earwax, allergies, or hearing loss. The best way to determine the cause of your clogged ears is to have your hearing examined. We can look inside your ears with an otoscope to determine if earwax is the culprit and test your hearing to identify the exact cause.

While there are many management options, there is unfortunately no one tinnitus treatment that will cure ringing in the ears. If you experience tinnitus that is disruptive to your quality of life, hearing aids may help.

The only way to determine if you could be helped by hearing aids is with a hearing test. Our hearing care providers can examine your hearing and let you know if you would benefit from hearing instruments.

In general, hearing aids have a lifespan of 3-7 years. This depends largely on how well you take care of your devices and if you bring them in for regular maintenance. On average, most people like to upgrade their hearing aids around the 3–5-year mark to take advantage of new technology. At our hearing solution center, we carry cutting edge hearing aid technology and will help you find the right device.

It’s important to protect your ears whenever you are exposed to sounds that exceed 85 decibels – which is the average sound level of city traffic. If you listen to live music or you are a musician, it is especially crucial to wear hearing protection. We carry a selection of musicians hearing solutions including custom fit earplugs and in-ear monitors to keep your hearing safe.

No, although hearing aids can withstand everyday moisture such as sweat or rain, they are not waterproof. You should never wear your hearing aids when swimming or showering. If your devices do get wet it’s important to dry them off with a clean cloth immediately. If your hearing aids have been submerged in water, contact us.