Ear disorders include a variety of conditions such as hearing loss, ear infections, tinnitus, Meniere’s disease, benign positional vertigo, perforated eardrum, otosclerosis, hyperacusis, impacted earwax, Eustachian tube dysfunction, cholesteatoma and more. An otolaryngologist working in conjunction with an audiologist is the best team for addressing your ear disorder.
A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted device that bypasses damaged hair cells in the ear and provides electrical stimulation directly to the auditory nerve, giving patients who are severely hearing impaired or profoundly deaf the ability to hear. It is most beneficial for those who cannot be helped with a traditional hearing aid. A…
Hearing loss is a common condition that affects one out of three people by the age of 65. It’s not just a disease of the elderly, however; it’s becoming increasingly common in younger people who are exposed to excessive noise levels. Taking steps early to protect hearing can prevent individuals from developing a hearing impairment…
Audiology is the branch of science and medicine that focuses on hearing, balance and related disorders. Audiologists diagnose, treat and monitor a wide range of hearing and balance problems in patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly. Services they provide include hearing tests; hearing aid selection, fitting and programming; audiologic rehabilitation and counseling/education for patients and their families.