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Audiology Associates www.audiologyassociates.net can help if you’re having problems with your hearing – call us at 661-284-1900 to set up an appointment.

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Feedback.

That’s a word that’s usually associated with rock music. You know, it’s the sound guitarists get when they hold their guitar up the amp and let it ring. Or it could be the sound of a massive PA system squealing. And when it comes to guitar feedback, no one mastered that quite like Jimi Hendrix.

But feedback in your hearing aid? That’s a sound you definitely don’t want. In the case of hearing aids, the pathway of sound from the loudspeaker opening (receiver) to the microphone input is along the side of the hearing aid or earmold in the ear canal, or through a vent. If the earmold or shelltype hearing aid fits snugly into the ear, and the vent is not too large, sound is unable to leak out and reach the microphone located outside the ear canal, in which case the aid won’t squeal.

But when hearing aids or earmolds fit too loosely in the canal, the opposite can result. In general, a loose-fitting hearing aid or earmold is more likely to squeal than a tight one. Audiology Associates in Santa Clarita can help you adjust your hearing aid so you won’t be dealing with this issue.

Hearing loss occurs to most people as they age. Hearing loss can be due to the aging process, exposure to loud noise, certain medications, infections, head or ear trauma, congenital (birth or prenatal) or hereditary factors, diseases, as well as a number of other causes.

If your hearing has seriously deteriorated you may be dreading the idea of getting hearing aids. But hearing aids actually work very well when properly fitted and adjusted appropriately. They are designed to make words and the conversations easier to understand in all situations, without making sounds appear to be too loud.

We offer a variety of  products that can restore your hearing so you won’t be left missing important conversations or sounds that you always loved to hear.

Give us a call at 661-284-1900.