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Up to two out of every three people with hearing loss are both undiagnosed and untreated, and at Columbia Basin Hearing Center, a big part of our goal is to decrease this number significantly. Detection and reporting of hearing loss is the first vital step on the path to recovery through a hearing clinic, hearing implants or other techniques. If you are experiencing hearing loss, both you and close friends or loved ones are a big part of this identification process. Here are some common visible signs of hearing loss. Loud Volume If a close friend or loved one points out that you seem to frequently be raising the volume on the TV or the radio, or seem to have ...

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Types and Signs of Tinnitus standard

One of the most important roles for any hearing clinic is the diagnosis and management of tinnitus, a condition that affects over 15 million people a year. Tinnitus is a condition where you’ll hear sound despite there being no sound actually present. At Columbia Basin Hearing Center, our tinnitus clinic offers assistance and treatment options for people with tinnitus. Here are some signs that you may have tinnitus, along with the types and common diagnosis processes. Types of Tinnitus There are two broad types of tinnitus possible: Subjective tinnitus: This is the most common type of tinnitus, and it refers to tinnitus that’s only heard by the person suffering from it. It can be caused by problems in the outer, ...

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Which Hearing Aid Style is Right? standard

There are several different styles of hearing implants available for those who need them, and a big part of our role at Columbia Basin Hearing Center is to help you identify the type that might be right for you. The doctors at our hearing clinic have years of experience matching people with the perfect devices, and they’ll do the same for you. What are these different styles, and what might make them right for you? Let’s take a look. Behind-the-Ear These hearing devices are custom-made, and sit mostly in a shell behind the ear. A transparent tube hooks on top of the ear, and is then inserted in, creating an open fit that prevents wearers from feeling like there’s a ...

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Daily Care Tips for Hearing Aids standard

Hearing loss is a major detriment to many people, and one of the key items in hearing impairment treatment is the hearing aid. At Columbia Basin Hearing Center, we offer comprehensive hearing aid repairs and services to keep your hearing at the levels where it needs to be. There are a few parts of general hearing aid maintenance and upkeep that you can assist with, as well. Let’s go over some of the basic elements of daily care for a hearing aid. Battery Checks The batteries in a standard hearing aid will last about one or two weeks, though there are some types that will last longer. There are simple battery testers available to help you check yours – always ...

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The Basic Components of a Hearing Aid standard

As a leading hearing care center in Washington, we at Columbia Basin Hearing Center know everything there is to know about hearing aids and their various elements. These items can be a huge boost to quality of life for many people by helping them maintain hearing that may be leaving them as they age. We provide several different types of hearing aids for our clients, but each of them contain three universal elements: A microphone, a processor and a receiver. Let’s look at how each of these three parts works. Microphone The microphone is the first step in the process of improving your hearing. It can pick up sounds in the environment and convert them into electronic signals – later ...

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Home Tips for Resisting Hearing Loss standard

As a leading hearing loss center in Washington, we at Columbia Basin Hearing Center know how difficult the stages of hearing loss can be. Hearing loss can be incredibly frustrating as it becomes worse and worse over time, and it becomes difficult for many people to understand and comprehend basic speech. Hearing aids and other forms of technology are some of our most common hearing care outlets, and they’re literal life-savers for many people. At the same time, we promote any natural methods which might promote hearing or simply make the process of understanding and managing hearing loss easier. Let’s take a look at a few tips for naturally helping resist hearing loss. Puzzles and Games The brain is the ...

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