Almost everybody knows someone who has been affected by some degree of hearing loss. While hearing impairment can be the result of heredity, it also is a natural and graduated result of the aging process.
We deal with people of all ages who are interested in finding out more about hearing loss, either for themselves or for a family member. It’s not uncommon for people suffering from hearing loss to be defensive or in denial about it. Our website is designed so that you can find out more about the hearing process, the possibility of hearing loss, and the scientific advances the hearing community has made in the last several years to bring hearing back to the hearing impaired.
Horan & Fevold Hearing Clinic, PLLC is a full-service audiology clinic with locations in Wenatchee and Moses Lake. Our staff has been providing hearing healthcare to central Washington since 1996. Our clinic focuses on the delivery of hearing aid sales & services, cochlear implant services, tinnitus evaluation & treatment, hearing evaluations, hearing conservation programs, custom wearbles, over-the-counter hearing solutions and customized hearing protection.
At Horan & Fevold Hearing Clinic our mission is to provide the best quality hearing healthcare. Period. We accomplish this by adhering the following priciples:
Come in and see what the combination of professional care and personal service can do for you.
Horan Fevold Hearing Clinic is contracted with most insurance carriers. If you have any questions as to your specific coverage please contact our office.
I have been a patient of Dr. Bridget Arsenault for 3 1/2 years. She is awesome. Goy Guerra is the smiling face you see when you walk in the door. They both make you feel very special. I would highly recommend Horan & Fevold hearing clinic in Moses Lake. Keep up the great work. ❤️😀👏
Talk about a thorough check up! Excellent communication, no rush to get you out the door. I had an excellent experience unlike the Corporate Combine serving the area. Highly recommended.
All my dealings with the staff and especially Dr. Fevold have been very pleasant. He has made my transition to hearing aids very painless and he is very knowledgeable. It's especially nice that the new hearing aids are functioning with my I Phone.
I am so happy to share a word about Horan & Fevold Hearing Clinic! I can honestly say they are the very best! My husband has been with this company for over 35 years and when I had issues with my hearing that is where I decided to go. I personally did not consider any place else because I had the opportunity to interact with staff because of my husband's hearing issues. It was a super easy decision for me when it came my turn for treatment since these people have always given nothing but great service. They go way beyond call of duty and you just do not find that to be true in the business world of today. I am rather old school and love great service, friendly helpful staff and professional people that do watch out for the client's best interest. Thank you so much to all the staff at Horan & Fevold we appreciate all your great service, it is truly a joy to know you and wonderful to know that we can totally depend on you for our hearing needs.
Hearing begins when the outer ear, the visible portion of the ear that is on the outside of the head, channels sound waves down the auditory canal. This tube-like passageway is lined with tiny hairs and small glands that produce ear wax.
The middle ear lies at the end of the auditory canal. It is composed of the eardrum and three small bones, known by the layman as the hammer, the anvil and the stirrup. When sound waves hit the eardrum, it vibrates and, in turn, moves the hammer. The hammer moves the anvil, which moves the stirrup, transmitting the vibrations into the inner ear. The middle ear functions to amplify sound, which is why significant hearing loss can result from any disruption in any of the parts.
The inner ear consists of the cochlea and the nerve of hearing. It converts sound waves into nerve impulses that travel to the brain via the movement of tiny hair cells. The brain, in turn, allows us to hear…as long as the message it is receiving is not distorted due to problems in the process just described.
In fact, the latest available statistics show that over 10% of the U.S. population reports difficulty hearing! That’s more than 31 million people! And as the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, that number promises to increase dramatically!
Are you one of those millions of people who does not hear as well as they once did? If so, you are certainly not alone. Consider these statistics reported by Sergei Kochkin, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Better Hearing Institute :
In addition, studies have linked untreated hearing loss to emotional, physical, mental, psychological and even economic disadvantages! And, to make matters even worse, there are many “myths” about hearing loss that prevent those with hearing loss from doing anything about it.
One of the most common “myths” about hearing loss is that only “old people” suffer from it! In fact, the reverse is true! The majority (65%) of people with hearing loss are younger than 65 and six million people in the U.S. between 18 and 44 suffer from hearing loss (Better Hearing Institute website).
The truth is that there are several causes of hearing loss with “exposure to noise” ranking high among the reasons. The primary causes of hearing loss are:
Not all hearing loss can be corrected through the use of hearing aids or alternative listening devices. The type of hearing loss determines the specific treatment required.
There are four types of hearing loss:
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