Janet Revelle, Au., D. fitting a patient with a new hearing instrument.
Bacharach’s Hearing Centers, using state-of-the-art digital technology, provide a full spectrum of hearing services.
At Bacharach Hearing Centers,the goal is first to identify the type and degree of hearing loss. Next, the audiologist provides solutions to manage listening and lifestyle needs.
“I am fortunate to be part of the Bacharach team, ” said Janet Revelle, Au.D., Director of Audiology at Bacharach. “As Doctors of Audiology, we are uniquely qualified to utilize the most advanced technology available to give our patients the best possible care.”
More Than 36 Million People In The U.S. Have Hearing Loss
“Hearing loss is one of the most commonly unaddressed health conditions in America. Although people get regular screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol and vision, no one stops to think about their hearing. They should because hearing and communication are critical for remaining active and enjoying life.”
Hearing Loss Often Related To Noise Not Aging
Most hearing loss is progressive and changes gradually over time. “Those suffering from hearing loss aren’t the first ones to notice it. They sometimes have a defensive response when someone suggests that they need their hearing checked.”
Many people assume hearing loss is an age-related issue. However, six out of 10 Americans with hearing loss are below retirement age and one in five teenagers has some degree of hearing loss. Hearing loss can actually be the result of excessive noise exposure. In other words it is common among those who listen to loud music or work in loud environments such as airports, casinos and sports arenas.
“I have seen college students who do landscaping in the summer and experience hearing loss before the age of 30. Excessive noise wears out the sensory hair cells in the inner ear and these do not regenerate.” Hearing protection can actually prevent hearing loss due to excessive sound exposure.
Two Main Types of Hearing Loss
There are two main types of hearing loss – sensory hearing loss and conductive hearing loss.
Sensory hearing loss occurs in the inner ear or auditory nerve and is frequently treated by the use of hearing devices.
Earwax build-up, fluid or infection may cause conductive hearing loss. Consequently, referral to a physician can result in medical treatment and improvement.
What To Expect At Bacharach Hearing Center
A Bacharach audiologist will perform a comprehensive hearing evaluation in a sound proof booth. This test will generate an audiogram which is a snapshot of a person’s hearing.
“Many patients avoid getting their hearing checked and don’t want to let anyone know they are having issues. This may cause them to withdraw from family and social situations. Moreover, this may limit their interactions with others and cause depression and cognitive decline. A recent study performed at Johns Hopkins revealed a strong link between untreated hearing loss and rapid onset of Alzheimer’s disease.”
According to Dr. Revelle, it is critical for anyone who is having difficulty hearing at home or work to be tested. “A hearing evaluation is easy, painless and covered by most insurance. The first step in hearing health care is to have a hearing evaluation conducted by a licensed audiologist.”
To schedule an appointment or for more information, please contact one of our convenient locations:
436 Chris Gaupp Drive
Pomona, NJ 08240
647 Shore Road
Somers Point, NJ 08244