Platinum Hearing Aids & Your Hearing Protection
Platinum Hearing Aids has been a leader in the Detroit medical community for over 30 years by helping patients of all ages hear better with hearing aids. Our doctors and staff provide a full range of services including hearing tests, fittings, and much more. Having treated countless people over the years, we know that educating our patients about hearing protection can help them over the long term in both preventing and living with hearing loss.
Hearing loss that affects the understanding of normal speech is present in nearly 10 percent of Americans. As is expected, aging is the most common cause of hearing loss, although exposure to excessive and very loud sounds can also cause the diminished hearing capabilities. Extremely loud sounds can often be avoided, which is why it is in everyone’s interest to take the proper precaution with their hearing health.
How Hearing Damage Manifests
When sounds are excessively loud, they can damage the nerve endings in the inner ear. If these loud sounds are frequent in occurrence, they can totally destroy the nerve endings. As more and more nerve endings die off, the ability to properly hear sounds decreases. Furthermore, once a nerve ending ceases to live, there is no way to restore it, resulting in permanent damage. Proximity to loud noises can also have detrimental effects on one’s hearing. Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, can also result from loud, sustained noises.
Protecting Your Ears
Due to the disabling effects of hearing damage, the audiologists at Platinum Hearing Aids stress the importance of protecting your ears and therefore, hearing capabilities. Patients can protect their ears in a number of ways. To protect your hearing from known loud sounds, noisy work environments, etc., one can:
- Buy earplugs or protective earmuffs at local drug stores or even online retailers, like Amazon.com.
- Carry earplugs or protective earmuffs in your car or purse, making sure to have them with you at all times.
- If you don’t have proper hearing protection, you should also try to avoid places where you know there will be a lot of noise, like concerts, construction sites, etc.
- Visit your Southfield or Allen Park audiologist, Platinum Hearing Aids, for more tips on protecting your hearing.
Improve Your Hearing With Platinum Hearing Aids
If you have further questions about how we can help you protect or improve your hearing, please don’t hesitate to contact us via our website, or by phone. Additionally, if you are ready to learn more about Detroit hearing aids or the treatment of Tinniutis, please reach out to us. For your convenience, we have two office locations:
- Allen Park (313) 381-4810
- Southfield (248) 304-7772
Both of these locations can treat existing and new patients. We look forward to seeing you soon!