Patient Resources

  • Facts About Balance

    Your balance system, also known as the vestibular system, helps you stay upright and allows you to move without falling. Our balance and equilibrium are controlled through signals from the eyes, inner ear and sensory systems to the brain. When your balance system is “off” you may feel symptoms like: DizzinessAnxietyLightheadednessBlurred VisionNauseaHearing LossRinging in your […]

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  • Facts About Hearing Loss

    For personalized service with a compassionate touch, visit the professional audiologists of Harbor Audiology & Hearing Services. Our small size allows us to devote the necessary time and attention to your hearing loss needs. Hearing loss is a growing problem in the United States. Don’t assume you aren’t at risk to develop hearing loss. Here […]

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  • Guide to Hearing Aids

    Download our consumer’s guide to hearing aids and make informed decisions on the purchase of your next hearing aid device.

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  • Hearing and Balance Disorders

    At Harbor Audiology & Hearing Services, our Gig Harbor audiologists can perform a balance test. This test is performed to assess and diagnose vestibular (balance) disorders. Tests are performed to help determine the cause of your dizziness or loss of balance. Videonystamography/ElectroNystamography (VNG/ENG) – This test tracks different light patterns with your eyes as well as […]

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  • Hearing Loss Linked to Depression in Adults

    Feeling depressed? A hearing aid could help. Research has shown a link between hearing loss and increased rates of depression. Restoring normal hearing levels may be part of the solution for many people with unaided or poorly treated hearing loss. A recent survey of more than 2,000 hearing-impaired adults over the age of 50 found […]

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  • Hearing Survey

    Please answer the question below to the best of your ability. After you choose your answer, the next question will appear. At the end of the survey, you will be provided with a score, and you may send this score to us so we may discuss any hearing loss issues you are having. 1 2 […]

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  • Impacts of Untreated Hearing Loss

    When someone’s hearing is declining, they don’t always seek help immediately. They can be very reluctant and embarrassed that they now have this issue, and they don’t know where to start. That’s where Harbor Audiology & Hearing Services Inc., in both Gig Harbor and Tacoma, WA, can help. Unfortunately, many people wait too many years, […]

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  • Sudden Hearing Loss Causes & Symptoms

    If you’ve been following our blog, or have visited our offices in Washington, you probably know that noises you hear every day can cause Noise Induced Hearing Loss. But there are many other ways a person can lose his hearing. Here are some common causes of hearing loss from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Medical Causes Ostosclerosis: […]

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  • Types of Hearing Loss

    There are many types of hearing loss, and each type affects individuals in different ways. At Harbor Audiology & Hearing Services, we prescribe hearing loss treatment based on the type and severity of your hearing loss. Your type of hearing loss can be separated into three different classifications: conductive, sensorineural and mixed. Sensorineural Hearing Loss […]

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  • Workers’ Compensation

    Per the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication disorders, Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) can be caused by a one-time exposure to an intense “impulse” sound, such as an explosion, or by continuous exposure to loud sounds over an extended period of time, such as noise generated in a woodworking shop. Occupational activities that […]

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