Hearing Care Experts Scottsdale Trusts

The joys and challenges, ups and downs, and the intricate details of daily living contribute to your quality of life. A reduced capacity to hear complicates how you go through daily routines, decreasing your independence and diminishing your quality of life.

Until hearing becomes an issue, reducing the richness of the life we’ve gotten used to, we tend to take our ability to hear for granted. The hearing center at Scottsdale Ear, Nose & Throat specializes in educating our community regarding the warning signs of hearing loss, diagnosing hearing loss, and seeking viable treatment options before a hearing impairment becomes a destructive factor in your quality of life.

We help patients of all ages to experience better hearing and educate them on how to prevent hearing damage from their occupation, hobbies, or regular activities.

If you’re concerned about your hearing or that of a loved one, the first step is to schedule a non-invasive hearing assessment, which is able to provide you or them with immediate feedback concerning the quality of their hearing.

You don’t realize you’re walking with a rock in your shoe until you’re able to hear again – Regina’s Story

Regina has suffered from hearing problems since she was an infant, recognized as regular chronic ear infections. And, as with unfortunate events, she has experienced a multitude of audiology catastrophes.

It was many years before Regina crossed paths with Scottsdale Ear, Nose & Throat, where her lifetime of hearing problems was addressed effectively and treated with the delicate care that she desperately required. 

 

How Our Hearing Experts Can Help

Hearing test booth

Our Hearing Experts
Provide Comprehensive
Hearing Tests for All Ages

When was the last time you underwent a test or checkup for your teeth, cholesterol, blood pressure, or eyes? Most people have a regular routine for scheduling these appointments, at minimum, on an annual basis. However, when was the last time that you had your hearing tested? For many, there might be vague memories of hearing tests in elementary school – if they can remember ever having a hearing test.

Our audiologists at Scottsdale ENT work hard to educate our community, encouraging our patients as well as individuals in the surrounding areas to place hearing care higher on their list of health-related priorities. We help them understand the early warning signs of hearing loss and hearing damage along with the importance of early identification. When it comes to hearing loss, the sooner we can take measures to protect or restore your hearing, then the better chance we have to help you to continue enjoying the independent and rewarding lifestyle you’re used to. The first step is to schedule a hearing assessment with one of our audiologists. We provide comprehensive testing that identifies your unique level of hearing loss as well as identifies the best options to prevent further damage or correct the issue.

Hearing Aids

We Guide You Toward the Right Hearing Aids for You

Although not the only solution for every case, amplification by using hearing aids is among the treatments available to our patients with a hearing loss. Technological advancements, such as using micro-digital technology, make it possible to choose models that fit both your therapeutic needs as well as your unique lifestyle. Today’s hearing aids are smaller, process sound faster, provide improved sound clarity, and do a better job of sorting out background noise. The combination of these features make it possible to address your specific hearing loss.

If you recognize that you are struggling with your hearing, you might have already done your homework regarding hearing aids or assistive technology. An internet search for hearing aids will turn up an infinite number of devices with an endless array of styles and price points. However, without having your hearing loss properly evaluated by an audiologist, the purchase of a hearing device, no matter the level of quality, can do more harm than good. Our audiologists are able to identify the precise level of your hearing loss through a hearing assessment, which allows us to guide you toward the device best suited to fit your specific hearing loss, lifestyle, and budget. Additionally, our professional assessment allows us to program your device so that you receive the most benefit without doing damage to your hearing.

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Scottsdale’s Tinnitus
Management

Ringing, buzzing, and hissing are common descriptions of the medical term referred to as tinnitus. Tinnitus is a sound produced by your brain, which does not come from an outside source. Phantom limb syndrome, often experienced by amputees, is among the best ways to explain what happens with those suffering from the sounds of tinnitus.

The specific cause of tinnitus has not yet been identified, though several conditions or circumstances contribute to its development. Consequently, there are no cures, quick solutions, or overnight pills available to make it go away. Acclimation or habituation along with hearing aids and/or tinnitus masking devices are among the common options used to help our patients manage tinnitus.

If you’re experiencing the irritating condition of continuous buzzing, ringing, or hissing sounds associated with tinnitus, seek help to manage your condition. The first step toward finding relief is to schedule an appointment with an audiologist to discuss the issue and identify possible causes with a comprehensive hearing assessment.

Schedule An Appointment

 

Before you can explore which hearing technology is right for you, the first step is to have a comprehensive hearing assessment to discover your levels of hearing loss and have an expert make a recommendation for you.

Simply complete the form on this page and one of our friendly team members will be in touch.

You don’t realise you’re walking with a rock in your shoe until you’re able to hear again – Regina’s Story

Regina has suffered from hearing problems since she was an infant, recognized as regular chronic ear infections. And, as with unfortunate events, she has experienced a multitude of audiology catastrophes.

It was many years before Regina crossed paths with Scottsdale Ear, Nose & Throat; where her lifetime of hearing problems was addressed effectively and treated with the delicate care that she desperately required.

Regina’s journey began when she was taken to a regular paediatrician by her mother from a young age. Her ears were, what we describe as an audiologists recipe for disaster, ‘flushed out’.

This dangerous procedure caused a nasty infection, which spread to her mastoid bone and, at the age of 15, she underwent a tympanoplasty mastoidectomy to stop the infection spreading. This only forbade her future struggles with hearing loss. 

As with poor diagnosis, Regina was faced with another canaloplasty which didn’t work. Soon after, she received a BAHA, which is a cochlear implant in her skull that acts as a sound processor that detects sound and transforms it into vibrations. 

However, suffering from a history of poor hearing care, she was unaware of the former issues her ear presented.

By now, this would be described as any audiologists nightmare. But, we’re proud to have helped Regina on her road to optimum hearing and reconnect her to her loved ones.

When she arrived at Scottsdale Ear, Nose & Throat it was evident that she was losing hearing on her right side. At this point, she was fitted with a ReSound hearing device, which provided the catalyst to a new and improved hearing.

The first thing Regina noticed was the indefinite sound she had been making whilst emptying the dishwasher, completely unaware of the noise she was making!

“I mean, the detail that I can hear now it’s like, Whoa, I didn’t realize I was making that much noise. I need to be quieter!”

Treated with professional care, Regina received a comprehensive hearing assessment with Dr. Debra Hamila.

“I just love, love, love Dr. Hamila, she is such a professional and loving person. I was so impressed with the office and what she did with the ReSound, I just love her.”

Like many others, it takes years for people to realize they have a hearing problem. Regina described this moment as life-changing.

“You don’t realise you’re walking with a rock in your shoe until you’re able to hear again. Especially now I’m a full-time Grammy Nanny, I can hear so much more and it has enriched my life incredibly.”

What advice would you give to someone who is deliberating on taking the first step towards better hearing?

“My advice to them would be to have a hearing test. Especially as we age our hearing goes down. It’s really unfortunate that people carry their pride and are not willing to learn to walk with the rock in their shoe. You don’t realise you’re waking with a rock in your shoe until you’re able to hear again.”

Regina is one of many patients who has been impacted by our audiological services and we are proud to have been able to provide the tool towards better hearing and a lifetime of many more memories.