Over 48 million Americans experience some degree of hearing loss. If you are experiencing signs of hearing loss, you are not alone. Treatment is possible, with advanced hearing aids available in discreet, reliable and convenient models.
Hearing loss is the loss of hearing in one or both ears, ranging in degree from mild, moderate, severe to profound. Hearing loss is very common, as it's the third most common physical condition after arthritis and heart disease. Presbycusis, or age-related hearing loss, comes on gradually as a person gets older and often goes unnoticed given it's gradual onset.
Untreated hearing loss can impact your health as well as your well-being. Research indicates that people with hearing loss have higher rates of depression, social isolation and cognitive decline. Luckily, hearing loss is typically treatable with hearing aids and the support of Audiologists like Dr. Kalady.
There are two general categories of hearing loss:
Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when there is damage to the inner ear or the auditory nerve. This type of hearing loss is usually permanent and most often treated with the prescription of hearing aids.
Conductive hearing loss occurs when sound waves cannot reach the inner ear. The cause may be earwax buildup, fluid, or a punctured eardrum. Medical treatment or surgery can usually restore conductive hearing loss.
Common signs of hearing loss include:
Difficulty understanding everyday conversations
A feeling of being able to hear but not understand
Having to turn up the TV or radio
Asking others to repeat often
Avoidance of social situations that were once enjoyable
Fatigue after a day of listening to other people
Increased difficulty communicating in noisy situations like restaurants, social gatherings, in the car or in group meetings
Tinnitus, or ringing and/or buzzing sounds in the ears
Dr. Meg Kalady is from the Philadelphia suburbs and has been practicing audiology for the last 30 years. She completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, and she received her doctorate in audiology in 2012 from AT Still University.
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Dr. Kalady is amazing! I have been wearing hearing aids for 12 years (since my late 50's) and I have never had such an extensive, thorough examination. In addition to being very professional she is also a very good listener. She "hears" your problems and strives to find the very best fit for your hearing needs. It is amazing the adjustments she can make that improve my hearing and give me confidence. I had resigned myself to accepting that my hearing would be a handicap in social situations, missing a lot of what was being said and unable to be a part of the conversations. With her help I can now be a participant again! I highly recommend Kalady Audiology. She's a gem!
I have had diminished hearing for several years, but was unable to get a satisfactory answer about improving it. My GP recommended Kalady Audiology to me. Dr. Kalady did a thorough job of testing my hearing and spent a more than adequate amount of time to explain the various options. I have been using the hearing aids for several months now and I have found that, not only is my hearing better, but I no longer have to "drop out" of conversations because I don't want to constantly interrupt and ask for someone to repeat everything. An excellent experience at the office and definitely a better quality of life. I highly recommend her.
I’m so glad I used Kalady Audiology for my hearing needs. Dr. Kalady's ability to be fully aware of what my needs were made me feel comfortable through the whole process. Another very important point I’d like to make is that she uses “Best practices” to fit hearing aids. Whoever is reading this please google “best practices” for fitting of hearing aids. Dr. Kalady is the only audiologist I was able to find who does this. It’s extremely important in my opinion. Thank you so much Dr. Kalady. I’m so glad I used your services!!
I am completely stunned by how well I can hear with my new hearing aids. I never thought I would ever hear this well. I can hear clearly everything that is said on TV [men or women] and at a very low volume. My wife is absolutely thrilled with my ability to hear her and the low volume on the TV. My sports car has a totally different sound than it had with my old aids. My old aids made everything sound loud, but it was hard to understand what was being said. Dr. Kalady is the best!