Know the Facts About Hearing Loss
Hearing Loss, also knows as hearing impairment related to aging ranks as the #1 communicative disorder.
1 in 5 Americans have some degree of hearing loss; that equals 48.1M Americans.
Of those 48.1 million, around 4.5 million (11%) are between the ages of 50-59.
Of those 4.5 million, less than 5% use hearing aids.
40% of individuals over the age of 65 have some form of hearing impairment.
By 80 years old, 85% of individuals report some degree of hearing impairment.
Why an Audiologist ?
An audiologist is a hearing healthcare professional with a Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) This type of doctor has specialized in assessment and management of the auditory vestibular system. Audiologist are the highest trained individual in the application of scientific principles, methods, and procedures for evaluation and treatment related to disorders of the auditory and balance systems.
Testimonials & Blog
My family noticed that I was experiencing a hearing loss but I was reluctant to accept this. When I decided to have a hearing evaluation, I wanted someone that I could trust. Dr. Strauch was that person. He is professional, thorough and concerned about his patients. My hearing loss has been resolved with a state of the art OTICON hearing device. Dr. Strauch was very patient explaining the concept, use and care of my new hearing aids.
Dr. Strauch is very nice and he takes his time and we appreciate his time and professionalism
I have been a patient of Dr. Strauch for over 10 years. When I first chose to have my hearing checked I asked him how you know when the right time to get them is. His answer was simpler than I thought it was going to be. He said “ I have many patients who have hearing loss greater than yours that do not have hearing aids. I also have plenty of patients who do not have the hearing loss you have, but have hearing aids. The bottom line is that you are ready for them when either you or your family think you are. It’s really up to you.” Surprisingly, when I told my children I got them they said “finally!”, rather than making fun of me as I feared they might.
I am very satisfied with both the hearing aids themselves and the services provided. Unlike the fear that I had they might be like wearing loudspeakers, they actually are digitally programmed to magnify only the frequencies that I cannot hear, which results in my hearing to be as normal as anyone around me. This helps a lot when the frequencies I cannot hear just happen to be near that of a woman’s voice!