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Welcome! Wright Hearing Aid Center, your hearing specialists, has partnered with Hands On Eye Care & Wellness. For 21 years we have been taking care of your hearing needs the "Wright Way" in Houston and the surrounding areas.

WHAC is committed to delivering the best of care, the best in service and products. Wright consults your needs on an individual basis. Starting with your hearing, selection of product, and your budget. Every step is taken together. 

Come see us at our new location:       
12200 Northwest Freeway, Suite 360
      Houston, Texas 77092

Welcome

How do I recognize hearing loss?

Hearing loss usually begins unnoticed 


Ultimately, you can only hear what you hear. That is why the things you hear may still seem right to you, even though you may already experience a slight hearing loss. The truth is that your brain simply adjusts to the new situation and compensates for the weakened signals coming from the ears. After a while your brain literally forgets how to hear, because it does not remember the sound of words. 

Don’t wait too long.

On average, people with hearing loss wait almost 10 years before they do something about it. Too few people make a timely decision to take active steps to recover their hearing and increase their quality of life.

 

Consequences of hearing loss.

Hearing loss often has complex consequences

Many facets of everyday life become increasingly more difficult. Conversations with loved ones, meetings, phone calls and watching TV can be particularly challenging. In many cases, people with hearing loss will withdraw and become socially isolated. Their quality of life diminishes noticeably.

More specifically, treatment of hearing loss has been shown to improve:

  • Communication in relationships
  • Intimacy and warmth in family relationships
  • Ease in communication
  • Earning power
  • Sense of control over your life
  • Social participation
  • Perception of mental functioning
  • Emotional stability

When you consider all the benefits of better hearing, you can see that hearing aids hold great potential to positively change your life.


Causes of hearing loss

Hearing loss can be the result of damage to any one of these sections.



Causes in the outer ear

Typical problems with the outer ear (A) include ear wax plugs and infections of the auditory canal. Usually, addressing these problems is very easy. But it is important to act quickly in order to avoid hearing damage.






Causes in the middle ear

Inflammation, fluid behind the eardrum, perforations of the eardrum and otosclerosis (a stiffening of the bones in the middle ear) are the most common problems to interfere with middle ear (B) function. Most outer and middle ear problems can be addressed effectively with medication or surgery. If this is not possible, permanent hearing loss can be compensated with a hearing aid in most cases.

 

Causes in the inner ear

The majority of hearing issues concern the inner ear (C). The most common cause is the natural aging process. But loud noise, taking some types of medication, or skull fractures can also have a negative influence on a person's hearing ability. These influences damage the fine hair cells and affect the transmission of signals to the auditory nerves. Usually, inner ear hearing loss cannot be addressed medically. However, this type of hearing loss can be corrected with a hearing aid in most cases.

Hearing loss caused by an outer or middle ear defect is called conductive hearing loss. Damage to the inner ear, is called sensorineural hearing loss. If both types occur together, the condition is called mixed hearing loss.



Selecting the right hearing aid for you and your active lifestyle.
                

There are several factors that will determine which hearing aid will be the right one for you. They include the nature and severity of your hearing loss, your lifestyle and the activities you regularly enjoy, your job, your eyesight and dexterity, and the size and shape of your outer ear and inner ear canal. Ultimately, your hearing professional will be able to advise you as to the best choice for you.

There are several factors that will determine which hearing aid will be the right one for you. They include the nature and severity of your hearing loss, your lifestyle and the activities you regularly enjoy, your job, your eyesight and dexterity, and the size and shape of your outer ear and inner ear canal. Ultimately, your hearing professional will be able to advise you as to the best choice for you.

Will hearing aids restore my hearing?

No hearing aid can restore your hearing to normal. However, hearing aids will let you to hear soft sounds that you couldn't hear before. Your hearing aids will also help you better understand speech.








Children's hearing.


To understand your child’s hearing loss, it helps to understand how we hear. For children, you also need to be aware of the expected speech and language skills at different ages—these are strong indicators of hearing development.


Inconsistency in age-appropriate language skills is also one of the usual symptoms of hearing loss. Hearing impairment in children can develop before, during, and after birth—and with younger as well as older children.





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