Hearing loss is defined as a reduction in the ability to hear, but it affects far more than your ears. When you can’t communicate effectively, every aspect of your life is negatively impacted.

According to the Hearing Health Foundation, nearly 50 million Americans experience some degree of loss. Adults and children of every age, gender and race can be hearing impaired. Whether it’s mild or profound, a loss can delay speech and language development in children, and can lead to a decline in cognitive abilities and an increased risk of dementia in adults.

Loss can be caused by a variety of factors:

Sensorineural Hearing Loss

This most common type of loss is caused by problems in the inner ear.

Conductive Hearing Loss

This is the inability to efficiently conduct sound through the ear canal, eardrum, or middle ear bones.

Mixed Hearing Loss

Both sensorineural and conductive loss in the ear can be mixed.

No matter the cause, more profound loss can affect almost every aspect of your life. Relationships with family and friends can become strained when communication abilities decline. Workplace performance may suffer and, as a result, you may earn less than your peers. You may be misunderstood and considered aloof, confused, or disinterested in others or the world around you.

Most People CAN Improve Their Hearing!

Fortunately, most people can improve their hearing with help from professionals. At Kerr Hearing Aid Center, we’re dedicated to careful analysis of your degree of loss. We then help to select the hearing aid that restores your hearing, improves your quality of life and matches your budget and lifestyle.

To find out how hearing loss can affect you, make an appointment at our Springfield, Illinois office, and we’ll work with you to find the perfect solution!

Signs of Hearing Loss

What you should look for over time

Hearing loss often happens gradually, so you may be unaware that you have a problem with your hearing. See more common signs you may have some degree of loss.

Hearing Solutions Designed For You

Following a FREE hearing evaluation, we will help you choose hearing aids that are best suited to your life.