A Caring Approach to Hearing Health
We are passionate about helping our patients to hear better. We provide advanced diagnostic examinations that allow us to determine the best plan to improve your hearing.
1. Is there a link between hearing loss and age?
There is a strong relationship between age and reported hearing loss: 18 percent of American adults 45-64 years old, 30 percent of adults 65-74 years old, and 47 percent of adults 75 years old or older have a hearing loss.
2. Does exposure to loud noise impact your hearing?
Approximately 15 percent (26 million) of Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 have high frequency hearing loss due to exposure to loud sounds or noise at work or in leisure activities.
3. Is it possible to lose your hearing suddenly?
Approximately 4,000 new cases of sudden deafness occur each year in the United States. Hearing loss affects only 1 ear in 9 out of 10 people who experience sudden deafness. Only 10 to 15 percent of patients with sudden deafness know what caused their loss.
4. Who is the typical person suffering from tinnitus?
Of adults ages 65 and older in the United States, 12.3 percent of men and nearly 14 percent of women are affected by tinnitus. Tinnitus is identified more frequently in white individuals and the prevalence of tinnitus is almost twice as frequent in the South as in the Northeast.
5. How many adults could benefit from hearing aids?
Approximately 28.8 million adults in the United States alone could benefit from using hearing aids.
Our exceptional, friendly staff is one of our greatest assets, and we are proud of their long time association with our office. Patients tell us often how well we work together as a team.
We pride ourselves on staying on the cutting edge of hearing healthcare and great patient communication. Each of our staff members is motivated to achieve the best results for our patients in a calming and comfortable setting.
“I can’t thank you enough for your time and patience in fitting me with the best hearing devices. I am so happy that I am hearing better than I have for years. This was by far my BEST gift ever.”
“The hearing aids have given me a great hearing improvement and opened a part of life I was missing. They are unnoticeable, easy to insert and remove and reasonably priced. All this has rewarded my life in ways I never thought.”
“Thank you for your care, courtesy and common sense. I am totally satisfied with my hearing aids and I am looking forward to my next concert. My family thanks you, too. I never realized what a pain I was getting to be.”
“I have been a client of The Hearing Connection for 7 years. Dr. Griffin is easy & wonderful to deal with concerning my hearing loss. She continues to amazes me at how hard she works with me to get me the best method and equipment to give me the maximum hearing possible. I have been wearing hearing aides for 40 years and when my Mom started to have loss of hearing I took her to The Hearing Connection and now Dr.Griffin has two very happy & satisfied clients.”
“I had a wonderful experience at my last holiday celebration dinner. We are a large family and when we get together it’s loud and chaotic. The ladies are carrying on conversations; the men are usually watching TV and arguing football. The older children are circulating and the little ones are running around and creating havoc. As much as I love it, I usually have to turn off my hearing aids or find a quiet room for a little while because the noise becomes too much for me. I miss out on a lot of good conversations.
This holiday was different. In the midst of all the noise I was able to sit with my grand-daughter and have a lengthy catch up conversation. It was very special to me because she is in college and I don’t get to see her much anymore. That conversation was not only extraordinary but life changing. It could never have happened before I got my new hearing aids.
No more turning of my hearing aids because the high pitch tone hurts my ears… No more avoiding conversation because I can’t hear or understand what is being said or because it becomes too embarrassing when I constantly have to say, “sorry but I couldn’t hear you.” I can now hear conversations in crowded noisy restaurants while music is blasting.
I owe this life changing experience and my thanks to the folks at Widex for the development of the BTE hearing aids. I also owe a special thanks and my gratitude to my audiologist Mary Margaret Griffin who strives always to find new and better ways to help her patients. I have had a great deal of difficulty with my ears and she has always worked hard to solve my problems. She did so with kindness and patience.”