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Winter 2023 Newsletter – Hearing Loss Treatment

Wichita Ear Clinic Winter 2023 Newsletter

According to an April 2021 World Health Organization report, 5% of the world’s population (430 million people) has significant hearing loss in need of treatment. Hearing loss causes communication difficulties and, when severe, may lead to social isolation. The Wichita Ear Clinic team’s primary goal is to improve the quality of life for those affected by hearing loss. We want our patients to have the opportunity to excel at school and work, and to enjoy their social lives. The types of hearing loss include sensorineural, conductive, mixed, and central.

Sensorineural hearing loss is most often treated with hearing aids. We recommend a hearing aid trial before any purchase. During the trial, patients can meet with the audiologist to make any programming adjustments and try different accessories. Patients should wear their hearing aids at home, work, and during social activities to make sure they help in their typical environments.