Hearing and Balance Center

Michigan Nose & Sinus Health is well known in the community for the safest and most advanced equipment and technology available today for the hearing impaired. Our highly skilled and trained staff is here to serve all your hearing enhancement needs. We offer exceptional services to add to the effectiveness of the hearing care we offer you, your family and loved ones.

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Symptoms of hearing loss:

  • Having to ask others to repeat what they have said.
  • Experiencing difficulty understanding others, especially in noisy environments.
  • Turning up the television or radio in order to hear better.
  • Having the feeling that, even though things are loud enough, they are still unclear, making it difficult to understand.
  • Friends and family express frustration when they are communicating with you.
  • Hearing loss should be immediately evaluated if it occurs suddenly, is accompanied by noises in your ears or dizziness, or is more noticeable in one ear.

Causes for hearing loss:

Hearing loss happens for different reasons. Many people lose their hearing slowly as they age. Doctors do not know why hearing loss affects some people more than others, but it seems to run in families. Another reason for hearing loss with aging may be years of exposure to loud noise. This condition is known as noise-induced hearing loss. Many construction workers, farmers, musicians, automotive workers, landscapers, and people in the military have hearing loss even in their younger and middle years because of exposure to loud noises. Hearing loss can also be caused by viral or bacterial infections, heart conditions, stroke, head injuries, tumors, and certain medicines.

Other things to consider

For most adults, the onset and progression of a hearing loss extend over some time. Therefore, one’s family and friends are likely to be the first to notice some difficulty hearing, long before the person does.

People will not be aware of what they don’t hear (like the sounds of birds, the beep of the microwave). They will be aware that they do not understand speech, as when they say, “I can hear but can’t understand.”

Probably, the major complaint of people with hearing loss is the difficulty they experience in comprehending speech in any kind of noisy place (restaurants, receptions, large family dinners, in the car, or on a plane).

The person with hearing loss will notice difficulty in understanding when someone talks from another room.

Ready to book a consultation?

Please call our office at (810) 695-3766 to schedule an appointment. Alternatively, you may complete our online appointment request form and one of our staff will contact you to schedule your consultation