Hearing loss is complex and requires careful diagnosis

What we call “hearing” is actually multiple steps

  1. Sound waves must be able to enter the ear.
  2. The ear must be able to convert sound waves into messages for the brain.
  3. The brain must be able to understand and use those messages from the ear.

Hearing loss can result from problems at any of these steps

  1. Is anything preventing sound waves from reaching your ear’s sense organs?
  2. Can your ear’s sense organs convert sounds into messages for your brain?
  3. Is anything preventing your brain from receiving these messages?

Outside the Body

Can sound waves get to key structure inside the ear?

Issues that can cause hearing loss

  • Earwax
  • Infection
  • Inflammation
  • Foreign objects

Inside the Ear

Can the ear convert sound into messages for the brain?

Issues that can cause hearing loss

  • Infection
  • Injury
  • Conditions like cholestreatoma or otosclerosis

Inside the Brain

Can the brain receive and understand the messages?

Issues that can cause hearing loss

  • Age-related loss of function
  • Nerve damage
  • Medication side effects
  • Traumatic brain Injury
  • Cognitive decline & dementia


Your hearing loss could be simple or complex, but the only way to find out is through a professional hearing exam

It’s absolutely possible that your hearing loss could be minor and easy to correct. But, it’s just as possible that it’s complex or profound. There’s nothing that a page on the internet can do to tell you which is the case for you.

Only a hearing health professional can thoroughly diagnose your hearing loss and help you find a hearing aid that fits your lifestyle.

Are you ready to transform your hearing?

Whether it’s your first hearing aid or you’re ready to upgrade, why not explore your options?
There’s no risk, and no obligation.

The most important thing we do is listen to you.