Welcome to Webb Hearing Centers
Thank you for visiting our Hearing Loss website.
At Webb Hearing Centers, we take pride in offering the most current products and services available at great prices. We have hearing aids that fit every lifestyle and budget, and we have the experience and know how to fit you with exactly what you need. Our Sun City, Sun City West, Chandler, Prescott, and Fountain Hills hearing aid center locations all offer free hearing test and evaluations for our patients.
Webb Hearing Centers is a family owned and operated business, which has been in existence since 1972. Larry and Aaron Webb, a father and son, now run five conveniently located offices in Sun City, Sun City West, Chandler, Prescott, and Fountain Hills, AZ. Offering the state’s best in customer care and satisfaction when it comes to digital hearing aids and services.
You can trust that when you come into one of our hearing center offices, you will be treated with kindness and respect. We understand the value of customer/patient satisfaction, and it is priority number one for us. If you think you may have hearing loss, please contact one of our hearing center offices and schedule a free hearing test.
How Our Hearing Works
As sound passes through each ear, it sets off a chain reaction that could be compared to the toppling of a row of dominoes. First, the outer ear collects pressure (or sound) waves and funnels them through the ear canal. These vibrations strike the eardrum, then the delicate bones of the middle ear conduct the vibrations to the fluid in the inner ear. This stimulates the tiny nerve endings, called hair cells, which transform the vibrations into electro-chemical impulses. The impulses travel to the brain where they are understood as sounds you recognize.
Do I have a Hearing Loss?
You should suspect a hearing loss if you:
1. have a family history of hearing loss
2. have been repeatedly exposed to high noise levels
3. are inclined to believe that "everybody mumbles" or "people don't speak as clearly as they used to"
4. feel growing nervous tension, irritability or fatigue from the effort to hear
5. find yourself straining to understand conversations and watching people's faces intently when you are 6. listening
7. frequently misunderstand or need to have things repeated
8. increase the television or radio volume to a point that others complain of the loudness
9. have diabetes; heart, thyroid, or circulation problems; reoccurring ear infections; constant ringing in the ears; dizziness; or exposure to ototoxic drugs or medications
If you have experienced any of these symptoms please contact one of our Arizona Hearing Centers and schedule a free hearing test and evaluation.
Types of Hearing Loss
A number of conditions can exist that cause a disruption in the hearing process and lead to hearing loss. The two most common types of hearing loss are sensori-neural and conductive.
Sensori-Neural Hearing Loss
Sensori-Neural (or "nerve" hearing loss) results from damage to the hair cells, nerve fibers or both in the inner ear. This is the most common type of hearing loss and is often caused by aging or prolonged exposure to noise. It also can be caused by high fever, birth defects and certain drugs. People with sensori-neural hearing loss can hear speech, but frequently have difficulty understanding it. The problem is usually compounded when background noise is present. Sensori-neural hearing loss is most commonly treated by the use of a hearing instrument, and generally cannot be corrected through surgery or medicine.
Conductive Hearing Loss
Conductive hearing loss typically involves an obstruction in the outer or middle ear, which reduces transmission of sound vibration through air, bone or tissue to the inner ear. Fortunately, many conductive hearing losses can be treated successfully by medical or surgical procedures. Hearing instruments can also successfully treat conductive hearing loss. Persons with both conductive and sensori-neural hearing loss are commonly referred to as having mixed hearing loss. Most of these cases can be helped by either a hearing instrument or surgery.
For over 35 years, the Webb Hearing Centers family business has carried on the tradition of providing excellent service and care in the field of audiology for Arizona residents and those who are just visiting. Come in today and let our expert staff treat you to a better quality of life with our state of the art hearing testing and equipment.