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Francis Audiology Associates LLC

Pittsburgh's Leading Audiologists and Hearing Aid Specialists located in Wexford, PA

Hearing Loss Treatment & Prevention Services – Pittsburgh, PA

It is always best to protect your hearing, thus preventing hearing loss in the first place. Hearing loss awareness has increased, and people worldwide with hearing loss has risen from 14 percent to 18 percent over the past 25 years(opens in a new tab). The good news is hearing loss caused by exposure to excessively loud noises is preventable with the implementation of good safety measures.

Francis Audiology Associates are raising awareness about hearing risks, promoting healthy hearing behaviors, implementing intervention programs and monitoring progress in prevention. We will help shape your knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors related to safe hearing practices. Our practice is conveniently located in Wexford, PA, serving all communities in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Call (724) 933-3440 or book an appointment online today!


Primary Ear & Hearing Care – Restore Hearing Functionality with Hearing Prevention Services

At Francis Audiology Associates, we understand that the best way to avoid hearing loss is by actively preventing it in the first place. Read our expert tips for hearing loss prevention below, or schedule an appointment online for a hearing evaluation.

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FAQs on Hearing Loss Prevention:

What are the best ways to prevent hearing loss?

There are some simple things you can do to help stop loud noises from permanently damaging your hearing:

  1. Use earplugs or earmuffs that offer 25- to 28-decibel protection(opens in a new tab). Become familiar with the various types of hearing protection available, including basic devices such as earmuffs and earplugs, as well as more sophisticated protectors such as flat attenuation devices (great for musicians) and non-linear devices (useful for hunters).
  2. Move away from sources of loud noises. Give your hearing about 18 hours to recover after exposure to loud noise(opens in a new tab).
  3. If you suspect that you have hearing loss, you should visit our office to have your hearing evaluated

What are the signs of hearing loss?

Experiences such as exposure to loud noises over time, as well as aging, may damage or kill inner ear hair cells. Common symptoms of hearing loss include difficulty understanding softer or higher pitched voices or hearing conversations when there is noise in the background, such as at a busy restaurant. Sadly, a noise-induced hearing loss is permanent and there is no cure.

Why do you need a hearing evaluation?

Hearing loss from noise is a serious public health problem. Nearly 30 million Americans experience hearing loss(opens in a new tab). Because of limited awareness of available options, only 14 percent of adults 50 years and older currently understand the benefit of hearing aid equipment and testing(opens in a new tab). Hearing loss caused by noise exposure is often not recognized until it becomes significant. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, people tend to wait an average of ten years before they seek hearing health services(opens in a new tab). This delay can result in increased severity of hearing loss.

How can an Audiologist help?

Hearing aids are a great tool if you are suffering from hearing loss. Restoring your hearing functionality is one of our utmost goals. Francis Audiology Associates provides 0% financing to qualified applicants and a 45 days trial period. As front-line subject matter experts, we can do so much to help prevent hearing damage. Schedule time to talk to our fully qualified and registered Audiologists. Call or book an appointment today!