About 20 percent of Americans report some degree of hearing loss. It has been shown that by the age of 65, 1 in 3 people will develop hearing loss. Hearing loss can be associated with isolation, depression, and dementia and can affect both adults and children. Appropriate diagnosis for both adults and children is important to prevent these issues. At ENT Specialists, our highly trained and education audiologists treat both adult and pediatric hearing loss, customizing treatment for each patient.
There are several possible causes for hearing loss in children, whether it’s congenital, meaning it is present at birth or acquired. An acquired hearing loss could be due to many things, such as exposure to loud noise, certain infections or an injury. Over 50 percent of all hearing loss in children, whether congenital or acquired, is caused by genetic factors.
The good news is that 9 out of 10 people with hearing loss can be helped with hearing aids. At ENT Specialists, we offer comprehensive testing and work up of all forms of hearing loss in both pediatric and adult patients. Unlike other hearing vendors who contract with a single manufacturer for higher profits, the highly trained and educated audiologists at ENT Specialists work with a variety of manufacturers. This allows us to provide our patients with the absolute best care possible for your hearing needs. Our audiologists all have either a clinical doctorate or master’s degree specializing in hearing. In our insulated sound-proof audiology booths, our audiologists will perform testing with the most up-to-date equipment and techniques.
At ENT Specialists we will conduct a detailed audiological evaluation, which includes pure tone, speech discrimination, OAE testing, acoustic reflex testing and tympanometry. If hearing aids are recommended, we will program and custom fit hearing aids to achieve the best hearing solution for your specific needs.
If you are experiencing hearing loss or have a child who may be suffering from hearing loss, our audiologists can help. The first step is to call one of our locations and schedule an evaluation and hearing test with one of our ENT physicians. After your hearing test, if our ENT physicians recommend hearing aids, we will schedule a hearing aid consult at one of our locations where you will be custom fitted to a hearing aid specifically designed to fit your ears. Hearing loss can affect anyone, and at ENT Specialists we can help you to move on with your life.