Mixed Hearing Loss
August 7th, 2015
Mixed hearing loss is a combination of both conductive and sensorineural hearing losses. Patients experience problems with the middle and outer, as well as the inner ear.Learn More
Pure Tone Testing
August 7th, 2015
Pure Tone Testing. Pure-tone testing (also known as pure tone audiometry) uses air conduction to measure your ability to hear sounds of various pitches and volumes. Learn More
August 7th, 2015
Seasonal allergies are among the most common. Often referred to as hay fever, they are the result of pollen—tiny grains released by flowering plants, grasses and trees. Learn More
Suffering from allergies? We have solutions to relieve your symptoms! Our services include allergy testing, allergy shots and sublingual immunotherapy.
Patients with chronic sinus infections may benefit from a minimally invasive procedure known as balloon sinuplasty. This outpatient procedure is fast, safe and offers long-term relief.
90% of patients with hearing loss benefit from hearing aids. We offer a full lineup from the industry’s leading manufacturers, as well as follow-up care and maintenance.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: My doctor says I have hearing loss. I thought that only affected senior citizens?
A: 48 million Americans experience hearing loss, and they range in age from infants to the elderly. The activities you pursue can put you at risk for developing hearing loss just as easily as aging.
Q: What are the symptoms of hearing loss?
A: Because hearing loss often develops gradually, many people adjust to their diminished ability to hear without even realizing it. Signs that you might be experiencing hearing loss include difficulty understanding what other
people are saying, feeling like others mumble when they speak, having trouble following conversations over background noise, watching television at a volume level others find uncomfortable, and experiencing a ringing sensation in the ears.
Q: What are the causes of hearing loss?
A: Hearing loss may be natural and unavoidable—the result of aging, for example, or heredity. It might also be caused by excessive noise exposure, trauma to the ears or head, infection, disease, ototoxic medications or tumors.
Q: How come some people with hearing loss wear hearing aids but others do not?
A: There are different types and degrees of hearing loss. The most common form, sensorineural hearing loss, is associated with problems in the inner ear and usually responds best to treatment with amplification (hearing aids).
Conductive hearing loss, related to problems with the outer or middle ear, may be correctable with medications or surgery. Solutions vary by individual.
Q: My audiologist recommended I wear hearing aids. What kind should I use?
A: There are many different types of hearing aids available nowadays. The style that is best for you will depend on a number of factors including the type and degree of your hearing loss, your lifestyle needs, cosmetic preferences
and budget. Your audiologist will help you select a hearing aid that will address your unique needs and desires.
Q: What if hearing aids won’t work for me?
A: Hearing aids are just one solution for hearing loss. Depending on your unique condition, you may be able to use assistive listening devices or—in the case of damaged nerve cells—you might be a candidate for cochlear implants.