Darlene Summers

I just relocated to NC from another state and schedulued an appointment for my annual testing. When I arrived for my appointment the provider informed me she didn't deal with Resound and highly recommended Anew Hearing and made a call to them from their office to schedule an appointment the next day. To my surprise the staff was AMAZING. They welcomed me to the area and were very professional. My hearing test had gone extremely well. Everything was explained in detail. In the 5 years I've been under the care of an audiologist in another state, this was the first time ever that I left Anew Hearing's office able to hear the best I've ever had. I highly recommend Anew Hearing Care. They were very thorough, explained everything in detail and care about their patients. Resound is not the only hearing aide they handle. Give them try. I believe you with have the same feelings and conclusion as I had today.

Jason Bettis

Summer was awesome. I have been battling tinnitus for years and having trouble understanding conversations. After an exam, I was fitted with some hearing aids that all but reduced the ringing in my ears to nothing. Summer was very knowledgeable about hearing issues and versed with insurance. I would highly recommend Anew for anyone needing a hearing assessment or hearing aids. I haven’t heard this well in years.
We are very new to town and one of my hearing aids lost the microphone cover. We stopped in because they service Starkey. They replaced my cover free of charge because I was a veteran! This was unexpected for sure . Then they gave me all of the contact information for the local VA clinics so I could get my hearing aids serviced if I wanted to, but they service active duty and veterans for FREE! Unbelievable. Thank you!!!!

Kelly Wathen

Faith and her staff helped me so much. In my 15 years of wearing hearing aids ( in 5 different states) they have by far been the most caring and professional. Faith helped resolve a problem with my hearing aids that another audiologist couldn’t/wouldn’t do. She actually cares about you, that is very clear. I highly recommend her and her office to anyone who is looking.

                   Common Types of Hearing Loss

  • Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SHL): The most common type of hearing loss, SHL is typically the result of damage to the delicate hair cells in the inner-ear organ (the cochlea) that are responsible for picking up sounds. When these hair cells — or the nerves they connect to — are damaged or destroyed by repeated exposure to loud noise, hearing becomes more difficult. Because hearing damage usually affects the highest frequencies first, loud-noise exposure can result in permanent high-frequency hearing loss.

  • Conductive Hearing Loss: This is a type of hearing loss that is typically the result of an infection or blockage in the outer or middle ear. Otitis media (middle-ear infections) can sometimes cause difficulty hearing due to a fluid buildup. Swimmer’s ear or a buildup of earwax may create a blockage outside the eardrum. This type of hearing loss is typically reversible once the infection or blockage clears, or once necessary surgery is performed.

  • Mixed Hearing Loss: Individuals with mixed hearing loss typically suffer from some combination of SHL and a semipermanent conductive hearing loss, such as a malfunction of one of the ossicles (tiny bones that conduct sound) in the middle ear. Hearing may improve after the conductive portion of the hearing loss is resolved through treatment or surgery. SHL is usually permanent.

  • Unilateral Hearing Loss: Hearing loss that occurs in only one ear is referred to as unilateral hearing loss. This can be present at birth, may happen spontaneously, or can occur over the course of several days (referred to as sudden hearing loss). Unilateral hearing loss may delay or otherwise affect speech and language development, and children may have difficulty identifying where sounds are coming from (localization), hearing speech in noisy situations, and hearing from longer distances. Children who are born with unilateral hearing loss can achieve success academically, economically, and socially by focusing on communication development.

  • Sudden Hearing Loss: A sudden loss in hearing, either entirely or partially, within a 24-hour period — or immediately. Degrees of deafness vary, and while sudden hearing loss typically resolves itself within two weeks, it’s possible that hearing may never return. Treatment may include steroids to support the recovery of hearing, but patients who see no change within two weeks are unlikely to see improvement. Those who suffer from a sudden hearing loss should consult their physician immediately, as faster treatment greatly increases chances of a full recovery. About 85 percent of those who seek treatment will recover some of their hearing.

  • High-Frequency Hearing Loss: Those with high-frequency hearing loss can usually hear vowels just fine, but consonant sounds — like f, s, t, and z — become difficult to hear. High-frequency hearing loss is often difficult to diagnose, because it occurs slowly over several decades, like most forms of sensorineural hearing loss. Early signs are an inability to hear higher-octave sounds, like a bird chirping or the voice of a woman or small child. Difficulty conversing in groups or hearing speech in background noise also indicate the possibility of a high-frequency hearing loss. Using hearing protection prior to being exposed to loud noises will help prevent high-frequency hearing loss, while hearing aids are an effective treatment.

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