We are an independent audiology and hearing health care practice proudly located in the Finger Lakes area of New York State.
Hearing loss stigma is real, and it prevents many from addressing their hearing loss. But research has found that acting early may be more crucial than you think.
As a Doctor of Audiology, hearing health is Dr. Snell’s number one priority. Addressing hearing health while providing affordable solutions for her patients is an important goal.
Welcome to Finger Lakes Audiology!
From custom hearing protection, to tinnitus treatment, to speech in noise tests, we offer a range of additional services to help protect and treat your hearing issues.
Why Should You Act Early?
People with hearing loss wait an average of seven years before taking action. Even those affected by hearing loss who are aware of it often don't do anything for a long time.
This is because it's one thing to be conscious of your own hearing loss, but it's not that easy to recognize it as a concern. The reasons for this are complex, but it is due in part to a stubborn stigma that exists around hearing loss and hearing aids that we simply don’t see with eyesight problems.
But, if you avoid seeking treatment for hearing loss, you risk having serious repercussions. Scientists have found that after seven years or so, our brains actually lose the ability to hear some sounds ever again. Parts of the brain can also atrophy due to underuse when confronted with long-term untreated hearing loss.