How Our Hearing Experts Can Help
Our Hearing Experts
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.
We Guide You Toward the Right Prescription Hearing Aids for You
Although not the only solution for every case, amplification by using prescription 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 prescription 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.
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.
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