Common questions about hearing health and hearing aids.

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s normal to experience fluctuating hearing loss with an ear infection. However, once the ear infection clears your hearing should be restored back to normal. Frequent ear infections within a short time period can lead to more significant hearing loss.

The longest lasting hearing aid battery is a rechargeable one. Instead of regularly needing to be changed, rechargeable batteries simply require a charging station that they can be placed in every night. On average, a rechargeable hearing aid battery will last for about 5 years.
Popping an eardrum can happen from extreme change in air pressure, sticking objects in the ears, or from a blow to the head. A ruptured eardrum can be painful and will need to be addressed by a medical professional or an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist.

While there are no studies that have shown a correlation between hearing loss and COVID-19, some people have experienced earaches while sick. COVID-19 and ear pain can be experienced together because of respiratory symptoms you may be experiencing, such as excess fluid in the eustachian tubes.

Hearing aids have an average lifespan of 3-7 years. This depends largely on how well you take care of your devices and bring them in for regular maintenance. New technology is typically released from the manufacturers every three years, which is when many people like to upgrade their hearing aids.

People whose hearing falls in the normal range should have their hearing tested once every three to five years. For those who work in noisy environments, who have a current hearing impairment, or who are over the age of 55, should have their hearing tested every year. Our hearing specialists in Federal Way, WA, can assess your hearing and help you stay on track to good hearing health.



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