How can I tell if I need a hearing test?
There are some simple rules of thumbs with regards to hearing tests. If you think you are experiencing hearing loss, it probably means you are and you can benefit by simply having one done. They’re simple and painless – at least you’d know for sure. It takes most people years to notice gradual hearing loss, so if you are starting to have problems hearing groups of people in conversation, or need to continue to turn the TV volume up – that’s a sign that you might benefit from hearing aids. Not all hearing loss is age related, although it is recommended that anyone over the age of 50 should get a baseline hearing evaluation done. Some hearing loss is due to blockage, or even a response to medication. Hearing loss is not something to hide or ignore. Your overall health is eventually going to be affected. Slow hearing loss can cause depression, avoidance, breakdown of relationships and an overall sense of helplessness. And it doesn’t have to be that way! Hearing aids have come a long way – the technology is amazing (and discreet.) Make an appointment to see our audiologist Dr. Hamila – you will not regret it.
Audiology is the study of hearing, balance, and ear related disorders. Audiologists are practitioners of Audiology, and they treat hearing loss of all kinds, tinnitus, dizziness or balance problems. Because they specialize in the ear , Audiologists use very specialized tools (and tests) in order to best discover the root cause of a problem. Generally these tests are non invasive and can be done in the comfort of the ENT specialist’s office. Audiologists work with people of all ages, and with the great advances in technology they are able to offer a wide range of solutions for hearing loss and other ear related health issues. For information on scheduling a hearing evaluation, visit our services page.
ENT’s or otolaryngologists (oh/toe/lair/in/goll/oh/jist) is one of the oldest medical specialty in the United States. Otolaryngologists are physicians trained in the management and treatment of diseases or disorders of the ear, nose, throat (hence, “ENT”.) They also specialize in many head and neck disorders.
ENT’s diagnose and treat diseases of the sinuses, mouth, throat, larynx and upper pharynx and structures of the neck and face. They treat both children and adults.