Hearing loss is one of the most common health conditions in the United States, and it affects all age groups, including infants. This kind of hearing loss is known as "pre-lingual" since it occurs before a child learns to speak.
For most people, our ears work in tandem, delivering sounds as one "unit" to our brain. Even if the ears perceive slightly different pitches, our brain still can interpret it as the same source of sound. This is similar to how our eyes work—we see one visual field, instead of two.
Today’s hearing aid technology makes it possible for many with hearing loss to enjoy their favorite sounds again. Whether it’s hearing the laughter of loved ones, a favorite melody or the sounds of nature, hearing devices can have a dramatic impact on our quality of life.
Hidden hearing loss (HHL), a type of auditory disorder, is hearing loss that can’t be detected through standard hearing tests such as a speech-in-noise (SIN) test.
For patients with Ménière disease, most experience preservation or improvement in their hearing through strict clinical management, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine.