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Common Questions Regarding Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids

Do we lose our hearing as we age?

No. The average person does not lose their hearing as they get older. Many people begin to lose their hearing around the age of 60. With today’s entertainment (video games, mobile music, cell phones, car radios, construction equipment, etc.) many 25-year-olds have 50-year-old ears. That means many young adults have the hearing of a 50-year-old who has worked in a quiet office his whole life.

Hearing Aids vs. Hearing Protectors

Hearing aids help you hear better once your hearing is already damaged. Hearing protectors help protect your hearing at work, while you’re hunting, or any other time you’re around loud noises.

How long does it take to get used to wearing hearing protectors?

Hearing protectors are just like a new pair of shoes. They take some breaking in time. Depending on the type of work you are doing depends if you have the right hearing protectors. Just like you wouldn’t wear golf shoes to go bowling, the hearing protectors might not be suitable for the type of work being done.

How can I tell if my environment is too loud?

First of all, if you have to yell to have a conversation with a person who is arm’s distance away, the noise is likely to be hazardous. Secondly, if you have dull or flattening sounds after leaving a noisy environment, the noise is also likely to be hazardous to your ears.

Dr. Charlie Palmer

Meet Dr. Charlie Palmer

Russellville Hearing clinic is owned and operated by Dr. Charlie Palmer and is the longest operating Audiology clinic in the Russellville area. He received his bachelors degree from the University of Central Arkansas, his Masters from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and his Doctorate from the University of Florida. With over 20 years of clinical experience, he is by far the most experienced Audiologist currently serving the River Valley area.