What causes hearing loss?

Hearing loss affecting adults is typically associated with aging, but can also be due to hereditary factors, noise exposure (occupational and recreational, viral and bacterial infections, heart conditions or stroke, head injuries, tumors, and certain medications. To learn more, check out our page on Hearing Loss.


What is the advantage of going to an independently owned Audiology practice?

New Hampshire Hearing Institute (NHHI) is an independently owned Audiology practice serving Manchester and the Southern New Hampshire region since 1989. Being an independently owned audiology practice means that NHHI is not owned by hearing aid manufacturing companies like other audiology practices are in the area.  This allows our hearing specialists to provide you with the best care possible without having to worry about meeting sale quotas from hearing aid manufacturers invested in a practice.

Make an appointment with us today if you’re experiencing hearing loss, symptoms of tinnitus, or are in need of a hearing test with a hearing specialist.


What is an audiologist?

An audiologist is a professional who diagnoses and treats hearing and balance problems. An audiologist has received an Au.D. (Doctorate in Audiology), or a Master’s or Doctoral degree from an accredited university graduate program in audiology.

Audiologists are trained to diagnose, manage and treat hearing or balance problems for individuals from birth throughout adulthood.

If you or a family member suspect that you have a hearing problem or a balance problem, contact us today. After carefully reviewing your health history and evaluating your hearing, one of our audiologists will determine whether your condition might be medically treatable and will refer you to an appropriate professional. If your condition is not medically treatable, your audiologist will recommend audiologic care or treatment which may include hearing aids, aural rehabilitation or balance therapy.