FAQs

WHAT IS AN AUDIOLOGIST? Audiologists are healthcare professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss and hearing conditions like tinnitus and balance disorders. An audiologist holds a minimum of a Master’s degree in Audiology. Professionals seeking education in Audiology who do not currently hold a Master’s degree must now pursue a Doctoral degree in […]

HEARING LOSS TREATMENT

HEARING LOSS TREATMENT: HEARING AIDS HEARING AIDS Today’s hearing aids are not your grandmother’s hearing aids! They are something personal in both form and function. Hearing Aid Form: Hearing aids can be discreet or stylish. Given the era of wireless cell phone headsets and AirPods that we live in, wearing hearing aids doesn’t seem to draw […]

HEARING LOSS

HEARING LOSS If you have hearing loss, you’re not alone! Hearing loss is the third most common chronic health issue among seniors, following high blood pressure and arthritis. Approximately 40% of persons aged 60 years and 50% of persons aged 75 and older have hearing loss that significantly affects their quality of life. Don’t assume […]

COMPREHENSIVE HEARING EXAMS AT NWH+T

HEARING TESTS If you’ve decided to get help for your hearing loss, our Doctors of Audiology are highly trained in conducting hearing tests that will inform you of the type and degree of your hearing profile. More importantly, the results from the tests will help us provide and suggest the right hearing aid or other […]

ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES – ALDs

ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES Assistive listening devices, or ALDs, help people receive sounds and speech more clearly. Hearing technology has developed to the point where devices work through apps and cellphones using Bluetooth technology. As described by hearing experts, ALDs improve the speech-to-noise ratio, making it easier to hear and understand normal speech. These devices also […]

PEDIATRICS – NWH+T SEES PATIENTS AS YOUNG AS 3+

PEDIATRICS: HEARING LOSS IN CHILDREN No child is too young to have his or her hearing tested. At Northwest Hearing and Tinnitus, we focus on children ages 3 and up. Identifying hearing problems early is important. The sooner a hearing problem is found, the sooner managing hearing loss can begin. This allows for the best […]

EARMOLDS AND EARPLUGS

EARMOLDS AND EARPLUGS Did you know that noise-induced hearing loss, or hearing loss caused by sudden or prolonged exposure to noise, can cause permanent damage to your hearing? In fact, noise-induced hearing loss is one of the leading causes of hearing loss. As such, it is important to protect your hearing when you know you’ll […]

EAR WAX

EARWAX REMOVAL Sometimes our best intentions can go awry; this is especially true for cleaning ears. From the skin in the ear canal to the eardrum, the ear is delicate and extremely intricate. As such, it’s important to take extra care of your ear. Proper ear care can be tricky. Many people tend to think […]

TINNITUS

TINNITUS TREATMENT Have you ever experienced a phantom ringing, whistling or buzzing in your ears? If so, you may have tinnitus. The professionals at Northwest Hearing and Tinnitus understand the ways tinnitus can negatively impact your quality of life, which is why they provide patient education on the condition.  WHAT IS TINNITUS? Tinnitus — often […]

HEARING AID REPAIRS

At nwh+t, We know that if your device(s) are not working properly that you can not wait to be seen. we have trained audiology assistants to take care of hearing aid repairs & hearing aid cleanings without the wait. HEARING AID REPAIRS Once your hearing aids have been tuned and worn for a while, you […]