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Better hearing and a better quality of life can be yours for many years with the help of the right hearing professional. At Hearing Aid HealthCare, we pride ourselves on developing long-term relationships with our patients. Relationships based on unsurpassed personal service that begins the first time you walk through our doors and continues long after your initial appointment.

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Debbie Watkins

Debbie Watkins

Hearing Aid Dispenser

Debbie joined Hearing Aid HealthCare in November of 2006. She has been a great asset to our growing staff. She lives in Bermuda Dunes with her son and husband. Debbie is also an active member of the National Fragile X Foundation. She is a dedicated runner and has participated in many organized marathons as well.

Denise Madrid

Denise Madrid

Patient Care Coordinator

Denise has been with Hearing Aid HealthCare since the inception of our Indio office back in March of 2004. She has been an exceptional contribution to our staff and always has a kind word and smile for everyone. Her background is in office management in the medical field.

Denise lives in LaQuinta with her husband, who is a patient. Denise is also an active member of her church.

Why wait? You don’t have to live with hearing loss.

Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Sensorineural hearing loss is fairly common and might explain why you can hear a pin drop, but not be able to make out what your partner is saying. You’re born with tiny hairs called cilia in your inner ear that move when sound waves are present. Nerves translate the movement of these tiny hairs into information that goes to your brain where it gets interpreted into distinct sounds and frequencies.

The better the movements are interpreted, the more easily you’re able to hear distinctions between sounds such as “D” and “T” or hear letters like “S”, “H” and “F”. Unfortunately, the cilia are extremely delicate and can be harmed by loud noise or other trauma.

Cilia also help your brain determine how loud a sound is, where it’s coming from, and how far away it is.

The Most Common Causes of Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Sensorineural hearing loss happens when these tiny hairs are damaged. Often, this type of hearing loss is gradual, which is why many people associate it with aging. It’s thought that animals are able to regrow these hairs and regain their hearing when their cilia get damaged, but humans don’t seem to have this ability naturally.

Common causes of sensorineural hearing loss are:

Loud sounds
Head injuries or other trauma
Diseases like diabetes or autoimmune disease
High blood pressure
Some medications
How to Deal with Sensorineural Hearing Loss
While there are no current medical treatments to heal cilia, you can successfully address sensorineural hearing loss with hearing technology such as hearing aids.

Why wait? You don’t have to live with hearing loss.

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