Hearing Loss

Treating Hearing Loss in the Residents of Shreveport, LA

Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is when your ability to hear is reduced, making it difficult to not only hear sounds but to understand speech as well. Learn more about your hearing and signs of hearing loss.

What is Hearing Loss?

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When you can’t hear, you don’t only lose your speech comprehension and volume, but you lack clarity. Hearing loss is common in the United States, in fact 48 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss. Hearing loss occurs when there is damage to the middle or inner ear, effecting the cochlea and hearing nerve which transmits sounds to the auditory cortex of the brain.

If you suspect you have hearing loss it is important to treat it with hearing aids as soon as possible. Because our hearing is connected to our brain, it is crucial to manage your hearing loss right away. When you can’t hear properly you are missing out on certain sounds and frequencies. This results in the brain not processing those sounds and can lead to cognitive decline. In order to keep your brain healthy and active, manage any hearing loss with hearing aids. This allows your ears to properly transmit sounds to your brain and for those sounds to be processed into information. At Genesis Hearing Center, we are here to help you hear your best. Healthy hearing is an essential part of your wellbeing, that’s why we offer affordable hearing aids, so we can help you manage your hearing loss and live a healthier life.

Signs of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss often occurs gradually, over many years. It can be difficult to identify the signs of hearing loss because our brains adjust to not hearing certain sounds. If a friend or family member have encouraged you to have your hearing checked then make an appointment with us today. At Genesis Hearing Center, we can evaluate your hearing and help you choose the right hearing aids for your hearing loss and lifestyle. We‘ll never pressure you to buy hearing aids, we just want to check in and see how your hearing is doing so you can continue to live your best life possible.

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Some common signs of hearing loss include:

  • You often ask people to repeat themselves
  • It seems as if everyone mumbles
  • You have to turn the TV volume up louder to hear
  • You have difficulty understanding the person on the other side of the phone
  • You can hear someone speaking but you can’t hear what they’re saying
  • You have trouble hearing when there is background noise
  • Your friends and family have asked you to get your hearing checked
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