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  • From Family Audiology PLLC

    What are the statistics of hearing loss?

    An estimated 28 million people suffer from hearing loss. Hearing loss is present in three out of every ten adults between the ages of 50 and 64 and four out of every ten adults ages 65 and over.

  • From Family Audiology PLLC

    What are some symptoms of hearing loss?

    Others complain that:

    • You have the television too loud
    • You have problems hearing birds or wind
    • You have difficulty hearing female voices or children
    • You have difficulty hearing in groups
    • You find yourself confusing words or making silly mistakes, misunderstanding conversations
    • Other people, or family members, think you have hearing loss

  • From Guthrie Specialty Eye Care

    What is a cataract?

    A cataract is a clouding or opaque area of the lens of the eye - an area that is normally transparent. As this thickening occurs, it prevents light rays from passing through the lens and focusing on the retina - the light sensitive tissue lining located in the back of the eye. This clouding is caused when some of the protein which makes up the lens begins to clump together and interferes with vision.

  • From Family Audiology PLLC

    What are the different types of hearing loss?

    Conductive hearing loss occurs from loss of sound sensitivity resulting from abnormalities of the middle and/or outer ear. This type of loss is common in children with ear infections; once the infection has cleared up, the hearing is usually restored. Sensorineural hearing loss results from abnormalities in the inner ear and/or nerve paths to the brain. The auditory cells and nerve are permanently damaged. This is the type of hearing loss often referred to as “nerve deafness.” Mixed hearing losses are those that have symptoms of both conductive and sensorineural hearing losses.

  • From Guthrie Specialty Eye Care

    What are the symptoms of cataracts?

    The following are the most common symptoms of cataracts. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:

      cloudy or blurry vision
      lights appear too bright and/or present a glare or a surrounding halo
      poor night vision
      multiple vision
      colors seem faded
      increased nearsightedness - increasing the need to change eyeglass prescriptions
      distortion of vision in either eye