Little Rock Audiology Blog

Mild Hearing Loss

If you have mild hearing loss, the most difficult sounds of speech – consonant sounds like “f” and “th” or “k” and “p” – can be lost during a conversation. That means it will be difficult for you to clearly distinguish between words. For e...

Noise Induced Hearing Loss

Some people may get noise-induced hearing loss from one very loud noise, such as an explosion, and others from prolonged exposure to loud noise over time. There are two factors that affect the likelihood of noise causing damage to hearing – the power of the sound, and the length of exposure to it...

High Pitched Voices are Harder to Hear

Do you have trouble hearing children and women? Hearing loss within a specific frequency range is common, and with age, you’re more likely to experience hearing loss in the high frequencies. Since women and children speak at higher pitches or frequencies, it’s often more difficult to hear what y...

Background Noise Makes it Difficult to Hear

You’re enjoying dinner at the new restaurant in town, and all that background noise makes it difficult to hear the folks at your table. People with hearing loss often have problems masking out background noise and focusing on speech. This is a very common patient complaint heard by Little Rock Aud...

Power Tools & Hearing Loss

The racket from lawn mowers, jackhammers, drills, and other power tools isn’t just a headache—it’s also a risk for hearing damage. You’ll need to protect your ears, but earplugs might not be the best choice. Putting fingers grimy from the tools so close to your ear canal could put you at ris...