Northern Colorado Hearing Services
- Free hearing screenings
- Complete hearing evaluations
- Assisted listening devices
- Custom earmolds for Behind-The-Ear Hearing aids
- High-performance digital hearing devices
- Bluetooth compatible hearing devices
- Hearing aid repair services for most makes and models
- Routine maintenance and cleaning on hearing aids
- Noise Protection and Swim Plugs
- Cerumen management (earwax removal)
- Counseling for hearing loss and tinnitus
Conditions We Counsel or recommend medical attention:
What is Tinnitus?
Do you experience ringing in your ears? You may have tinnitus. Tinnitus is usually described as a ringing noise in the ears. Some people, however, experience a high pitched humming or even a ticking sound. Some medical conditions - diabetes, ear disease and heart disease - have been reported to cause tinnitus. Other, non-medical conditions - stress-induced, noise-induced and substance-induced - are also known to cause tinnitus
If you hear a ringing in your ears, you may have tinnitus. We recommend seeing an audiologist or hearing provider who has specialized training with tinnitus. The audiologist or hearing provider will not only evaluate your overall hearing health but also perform a specific tinnitus testing and evaluation. After that, a treatment plan will be developed on a patient-by-patient basis.
What is Sudden Deafness?
When someone rapidly loses hearing when no injury or trauma has occurred, we refer to it as sudden deafness. A person experiencing sudden deafness, called Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSHL), should seek medical attention immediately.
Often times, people experience this sudden hearing loss in only one ear and think it will resolve itself. Maybe they have a cold or a sinus infection and think it will go away when their other symptoms go away. Many times, people experience a loud popping noise just before the sudden deafness happens. They then may become dizzy or experience ringing in their ears.
With proper medical care, about 50% of the people suffering from sudden deafness will regain their hearing within 7-14 days. If you believe you or a loved one are suffering from sudden deafness (SSHL) we recommend you seek treatment as soon as possible.