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Hearing is an essential part of daily living, and when hearing loss or ear pain occurs, it can dramatically impact your quality of life. Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa Audiology is dedicated to providing audiological and aural rehabilitative services for infants, children, and adults to diagnose, monitor and treat ear disease and hearing loss.
We also offer the area's most comprehensive and technologically-advanced selection of hearing aids. From more traditional models to ones that you can update with the swipe of a smartphone, we've got what will meet your needs.
The Resound hearing aid technology featured in these videos can provide up to 30% more speech intelligibility than other premium hearing aids, plus the industry's most accurate noise reduction with no compromise in speech recognition.
Hearing loss is often times more noticeable than a hearing aid. Choosing the hearing aid that is appropriate for your hearing loss is very important and should be a collaborative effort between you and your audiologist.
How the Cochlear Baha System Works
You may be a candidate for a Baha system if you answer yes to any of these questions:
What is a hearing test?
A hearing test is a painless, non-invasive procedure that evaluates your hearing sensitivity and is performed by using an audiometer, which determines the softest level at which you hear different frequencies. Over the course of the test the audiologist plots points on a graph that will explain your hearing in comparison to the normal range.
*Decibel hearing level
When is a hearing test needed?
Newborns are given a hearing test prior to first leaving the hospital, and children are given a hearing test before starting school and periodically as they grow older.
Both adults and children experiencing or exhibiting the following symptoms should make an appointment with a PCI audiologist to schedule a hearing test:
What is an Audiologist?
Audiologists evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance disorders in newborns, children, and adults. They can prescribe and fit hearing aids and protective hearing devices, assist in cochlear implant programs, perform hearing tests and provide hearing rehabilitation training.
Can my hearing loss be helped?
In the past, hearing loss in one ear or high frequency loss could not be helped. Today we have so many advances in technology that we can fit just about any hearing loss.
Is hearing loss a sign of aging?
Not necessarily. About 20 percent of Americans, or 48 million people, report some degree of hearing loss. At age 65, one out of every three people has hearing loss.
Is it true that only those with serious hearing loss need hearing aids?
The need for amplification depends on your lifestyle, your need to improve your hearing and the degree of hearing loss.
Will hearing aids make me look older?
Today’s hearing aids have gotten much smaller and more modern looking. Younger patients even enjoy choosing from a variety of colors.
Can exposure to loud noise cause hearing loss?
Frequent or even one-time exposure to loud noises can lead to tinnitus and even cause permanent damage to the inner ear. Fortunately, you can prevent noise-induced hearing loss by mitigating your exposure to loud noise when possible, and by wearing earplugs and other protective devices recommended by your audiologist.
How can I relieve ear pain?
While ear pain and earaches sometimes go away on their own, other times they linger, causing major disruptions to your everyday life that can worsen if left untreated. Ear pain can also be a symptom of an underlying ear or hearing-related disease, which your audiologist or otolaryngologist can diagnose.
After determining the cause of your symptoms, your doctor can provide you with recommendations for treating pain and discomfort, including over-the-counter remedies like ibuprofen, antibiotics, and in some cases, ear tubes.
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