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What to Expect
We Love What We Do
Our passion is to help our patients to hear better. Thorough, precise, and accurate advanced diagnostic examinations we can determine the best plan to improve your hearing. We are a full service hearing center, offering state-of‑the art technology and resources, ensuring that you are comfortable with your hearing journey. Extensive continuing education and training, ensures that our staff is able to provide our patients and the community with the latest in hearing health care. Dr. Mercer and Dr. Major have a combined 43 years of audiology experience, and are both Doctors of Audiology.
“I went in to stop my wife from saying I had an issue hearing. Found out I had pretty significant hearing loss for a 43 year old. A set of hearing aids was ordered, programmed and I was taught how to use and maintain them. I was able to hear my youngest grandson cooing as a baby. You don’t know what you are missing when you can’t hear it. Can’t say anything but good things about Dr. Lynda and her staff Valerie and Venia, they are caring and compassionate through the entire process.”
Hearing Loss Frequently Asked Questions
Current estimates place the number of hearing impaired adults in the United States at just over 37 million.
Who is most likely to experience hearing loss? Men or women?
Men are nearly three times more likely to develop hearing loss than women.
Who is the typical person suffering from tinnitus?
Of adults ages 65 and older in the U.S., 12.3% of men and nearly 14% of women are affected by tinnitus. Tinnitus is identified more frequently in white individuals and the prevalence of tinnitus is almost twice as frequent in the South as in the Northeast.
Of the people who need hearing aids, how many actually wear hearing aids?
Only 1 out of 5 people who could benefit from a hearing aid actually wears one. This ensures that 4 out of 5 people are suffering needlessly.
Is it possible to lose your hearing suddenly?
Approximately 4,000 new cases of sudden deafness occur each year in the United States. Hearing loss affects only 1 ear in 9 out of 10 people who experience sudden deafness. Only 10% to 15% of patients with sudden deafness know what caused their loss.
What percentage of American adults report hearing loss?
Approximately 17% of American adults report some degree of hearing loss.
Is there a connection between hearing loss and age?
There is a strong relationship between age and reported hearing loss: 18% of American adults 45-64 years old, 30% of adults 65-74 years old, and 47% of adults 75 years old or older have a hearing loss.
How does exposure to loud noises impact your hearing?
Approximately 15% (26 million) of Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 have high frequency hearing loss due to exposure to loud sounds or noise at work or in leisure activities.
How common is hearing loss?
It’s more common than you think. The findings, thought to be the first nationally representative estimate of hearing loss, suggest that many more people than previously thought are affected by this condition.