Hearing loss, often with gradual onset, can be brought on by the aging process, exposure to excessively loud noises (referred to as Noise-Induced Hearing Loss or NIHL), head or ear trauma, genetic factors, ototoxic medications and a number of other causes. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, approximately 28-million Americans have some degree of hearing loss, with NIHL being the number one cause.

You may have hearing loss if:

  • You frequently ask people to repeat themselves.
  • You increase the volume on the television or radio to higher levels.
  • You struggle to follow along in conversations.
  • You often complain that other people mumble.
  • You miss sounds such as alarms, the telephone or doorbell.

If you suffer from any of these symptoms, contact us today to schedule a hearing evaluation with the audiologists at Harbor Audiology. We have two Pierce County offices: in Gig Harbor and Tacoma.