Help for Hearing Loss in Southeastern Wisconsin
“I Can Hear You, But I Can’t Understand the Words”
If you find yourself repeating these words often during a conversation, you may be experiencing hearing loss! We are board certified in hearing instrument sciences (BC-HIS) and our professional team can assist you with the detection, diagnostics and treatment of your specific condition.
Take This Simple Test
If you answer “yes” to two or more of these questions, you may have hearing loss.
- Have you noticed that people seem to mumble?
- Do you often hear but do not understand?
- Have you been told that you speak loudly?
- Do you find yourself asking friends to repeat?
- Are you having difficulty hearing in noisy places?
- Do you have trouble understanding in a crowd?
- Do others complain that your TV is too loud?
Being able to hear sounds is very important to human beings. It enables us to communicate with each other and makes us feel as part of a group. Being able to hear well allows us to receive information, both from other people and from our surroundings.
Sounds can be pleasurable (the sound of nature or music) or noisy (sounds that are too loud or too uncomfortable).
The Challenge of Handling a Hearing Loss
Getting used to life with a hearing loss is challenging to most hearing aid users, both mentally and physically. It can be difficult to accept the fact that you are more or less dependent upon one or two hearing aids and that your hearing loss is permanent. Hearing aid users also often feel that just telling other people about their needs and what others can do to help can be challenging. However, there are many ways of facing the challenges of having a hearing loss positively.
On these pages you can find examples of what you can do and what you can ask others to do in order to maintain an active life with a hearing loss.
You can also get advice on how to deal with tinnitus – a symptom that often accompanies hearing loss.
Ringing in the Ears: Facts About Tinnitus
Do you hear a ringing, roaring, clicking or hissing sound in your ears? Do you hear this sound often or all the time? Does the sound bother you a lot? If you answer “yes” to these questions, you may have tinnitus (tin-NY-tus).Tinnitus is a symptom associated with many forms of hearing loss. It can also be a symptom of other health problems. Roughly, 25 million Americans have experienced tinnitus. Some cases are so severe that it interferes with their daily activities. People with severe cases of tinnitus may find it difficult to hear, work or even sleep.