Sun City Staff
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.
Education: AA Degree in Economics, Licensed Hearing Aid Dispenser, Certified Audioprosthologist
Certifications: Certified by American Conference of Audioprosthology, Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist, licensed Hearing Aid Dispenser and Nationally Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences
Special Interests: Jason is dedicated throughout the process of testing, fitting, counseling and on-going service enhancing the overall quality of life to each individual patient. The aural rehabilitation differs from patient to patient and is of the utmost importance when using amplification for the very first time. His goal is to provide our patients with the best hearing health care possible. He utilizes state-of-the-art techniques optimizing speech audibility and comfort at the same time.
Professional Memberships: Hearing HealthCare Providers of California, International Hearing Society
Personal Information: Jason is an avid golfer in his spare time. He is married and has 2 young children and presently lives in Indio with his family along with two boxer dogs.
Patient Care Coordinator
Kevin has been with Hearing Aid HealthCare since July of 2006. His professional background is in computers and has been a great asset to our staff as the need arises for computerized technology and support. We all lean on him for the never ending computer support. Kevin has lived in the Coachella Valley since 1998.
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:
Head injuries or other trauma
Diseases like diabetes or autoimmune disease
High blood pressure
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.