Hearing Health FAQs

Do you have questions about hearing health? Whether you frequently see an audiologist or you're interested in visiting one for the first time, check out these Coastal Hearing Care FAQs:

What is an audiologist?

An audiologist is a healthcare professional who works with hearing loss. They can evaluate, diagnose, and treat hearing loss, as well as other auditory conditions like balance disorders and tinnitus. An audiologist can work with patients of all ages, ranging from infants to seniors.

What types of tests and treatments can an audiologist perform?

If you are thinking of scheduling an appointment with an audiologist, they can perform tests and treatments such as cochlear implant candidacy evaluations, tinnitus treatment programs, ear mold and earplug fittings, aural rehabilitation, hearing aid repairs and maintenance, and so on.

How do I know if I have hearing loss?

Maybe you're considering a visit with an audiologist because you think you have hearing loss. If you are unsure if you have hearing loss, some ways to know are if you hear mumbling when people speak to you, you play the TV louder than your loved ones, you can't hear your telephone or doorbell, you find that looking people as they talk makes it easier to understand them, and so on.

What causes hearing loss?

There are countless reasons for hearing loss. Some of the most common reasons for hearing loss include aging, exposure to loud noises, medications, infections, head trauma, congenital or genetic factors, and disease.

We hope we answered some of your hearing health questions. If you want to book an appointment with Coastal Hearing Care to have even more of your hearing health questions answered, give us a call at 941-229-2122.