Michigan Ear provides hearing evaluation and hearing aids at their 4 locations.
Warning Signs of Hearing Loss
If you experience these warning signs repeatedly or in combination, they may indicate a hearing loss.
- You have difficulty understanding a conversation when in a large group or crowd.
- You often ask people to repeat themselves.
- People seem to mumble more frequently.
- You experience ringing in your ears.
- Your family complains that you play the TV or radio too loudly.
- You no longer hear normal household sounds, such as the dripping of a faucet or the ringing of a doorbell.
- You have trouble understanding all the words in a conversation.
- You find telephone conversation increasingly difficult.
- You have trouble hearing when your back is turned to the speaker.
- You have been told you speak too loudly.
You are not alone
If you have a hearing loss, you are not alone, as more than 31 million people suffer from this. In fact 1 in 10 Americans suffer from hearing loss with 65% of them below retirement age. With appropriate evaluation and treatment at MEI, you can continue on with your life without hearing loss in order to resume the activities you enjoy. Please contact us at 248-865-4166 for an appointment.
Who Needs a Hearing Aid?
By assessing your medical history and audiogram, your physician can determine your need for amplification. Our audiologists will review your audiogram with you at the time of your hearing aid evaluation.
The speech discrimination score is a very important factor during the hearing test in determining a patient’s projected communication success with amplification. The function of a hearing aid is to make sounds louder. In some instances, increased loudness of sound may not improve the clarity of the sound at the listener’s ear. If an individual exhibits very poor speech discrimination under ideal listening conditions, then it is certain that the hearing aid will benefit the patient in awareness of sound but not in intelligibility of speech.
What is A Hearing Aid?
A hearing aid is an instrument designed to amplify sound through a microphone, amplifier, and receiver. Sound is picked up and is transformed into electrical impulses through the microphone. These electrical impulses are carried to the amplifier where, using power from the battery, it builds up (increases) the electrical signal produced by the microphone. The receiver changes the electrical signal back into sound waves once again and directs this sound into the ear.
There are many types of hearing aids and these are discussed in full detail during the hearing aid evaluation.
- ReSound Hearing Aids