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BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Healthy Hair Cells AUG. WHY DO I HEAR BUT NOT UNDERSTAND? Special Hearing Event! ONLY 5 DAYS! 8 9 12 13 14 THURSDAY FRIDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY Are you among the 1 in 6 adults suffering from hearing loss? Call us toll-free to schedule a FREE HEARING SCREENING! Damaged Hair Cells Do you sometimes feel people are mumbling or not speaking clearly? Do you find it difficult to follow a conversation in a noisy restaurant or crowded room? If so you might be interested in some recent findings. The most common type of hearing loss is sensorineural, in which the inner ear becomes damaged. Sound travels through the ear canal, the ear drum (tympanic membrane), the middle ear, and is transmitted to the inner ear (cochlea). As soundgenerated vibrations enter the cochlea, they cause microscopic hair cells to vibrate, which in-turn transmit neuro-electrical impulses to the brain. When these hair cells become damaged, they cannot vibrate in the appropriate way. The resulting impulses to the brain are dampened or garbled, making comprehension difficult or impossible. Damage to hair cells is irreparable. But compensation is possible. It took years for your brain to learn to interpret the meaning of sounds. If the neurons that carry signals to the brain are experiencing prolonged lack of stimulation because of damaged hair cells (auditory deprivation), they degenerate, leaving dead regions where certain sound frequencies can no longer be interpreted. In other words, “use it or lose it” applies to hearing too. Fortunately, recent advances in digital hearing technology make it possible to detect damaged and dead regions within the inner ear. Using “visual speech mapping” and “real ear measurement” processes, the highly trained audiologists and hearing instrument specialists at AccuQuest Hearing Centers (a national network of over 150 locations) can target regions of frequency loss and compensate for damaged hair cells. This targeted stimulation of neurons can aid in making speech comprehensible again. Hearing loss, regardless of degree, can interfere with one’s ability to participate in a world that greatly depends on communication for social, educational, and occupational activities. Not all hearing loss can be fixed with hearing aids, but there’s a good chance we can help you with yours. Please give us a chance to help before your loss worsens. Our local experts have been trained in the most advanced fitting procedures on the most sophisticated technology available. Call today for a FREE consultation and 30 day satisfactionguaranteed trial on ALL purchases. Call us today! FREE Video Otoscopy & Hearing Screening Hearing Screening includes: VIDEO OTOSCOPY A video inspection of your ear canal. Your problem may just be wax. BASELINE SCREENING Find out which pitches and tones you are hearing or missing and how that impacts your ability to understand words. SPEECH UNDERSTANDING ASSESSMENT See how well you are hearing and understanding conversations. FAMILIAR VOICE TEST Let’s make sure you can understand the voices most important to you. Bring a loved one to your appointment so we can check your hearing and understanding of his or her voice. Expires: 8/14/19 ©2013 AccuQuest Hearing Centers CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT (219) 227-4364 HIGHLAND 2148 45th Street Se Habla Español (219) 649-7669 MERRILLVILLE 9120 Connecticut Dr., Suite C Heather Grinder, H.I.S. Hearing Instrument Specialist License #17001478A Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., USA. (708) 336-3104 OAK FOREST 6066 W. 159th Street Josh Elzinga, Au.D. Doctor of Audiology License #23002488A PROMO CODE N-NTT-371-HH-C

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