Vancouver Hearing Clinic Articles

ByQuantum Hearing Clinic

Types of Hearing Loss

There are three types of hearing loss:

Conductive, Sensorineural, and Mixed.

A conductive hearing loss is usually a treatable hearing loss and it occurs when sound cannot travel efficiently from the ear canal to the inner ear. It could be because of blocked ear canal, perforated ear drum, stiffed ossicles, fluid in the middle ear.

A sensorineural hearing loss is often permanent and it occurs when there is damage to the inner ear or auditory nerve. Damage can be caused by exposure to loud noises, ototoxic medications, aging, head  injuries or heredity.

A mixed hearing loss is a combination of a sensorineural hearing loss and a conductive hearing loss.

It is recommended that people over fifty years of age get their hearing checked regularly.

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ByQuantum Hearing Clinic

Common Hearing Clinic Questions

Do I need an appointment?

Yes, we prefer to see you by appointment to minimize your waiting time in our clinic.

What do we do at my first appointment?

You will be asked to complete a very short form and answer short questions, then you will see the audiologist for a hearing test. The hearing test will usually take 20- 30 minutes. After the test, the audiologist will explain the test results to you and will advise you as to what the next step would be.

Do you work only with one manufacturer?

No, we proudly work with different hearing aid brands from the leading manufacturers to provide you with the best option to meet your type and degree of hearing loss as well as your life style.

How much do hearing aids cost?

Different levels of technology in hearing aids have different prices, starting around a few hundred dollars and getting more expensive with more advanced hearing technologies.

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