Untreated hearing loss can lead to:
A full audiologic evaluation is required to determine if you have a hearing loss, what is causing your hearing loss, and what would be an appropriate treatment.
- Air Conduction Testing
- Bone Conduction Testing
- Word Discrimination Testing
- Speech in Noise Testing
- Excessive Cerumen (wax)
- Foreign objects
- Ear infections
- Broken Bones
- Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
Hearing loss can occur in three separate portions of the auditory system:
- Build-up of earwax
- Foreign object in the ear canal
- Infection of the external
Treatment options include: earwax removal, foreign object removal, and antibiotics to treat outer ear infection.
(conductive hearing loss)
- Middle ear infection
- Broken bones in the middle ear space
- Hole in the eardrum (tympanic membrane)
Treatment options for a conductive hearing loss include removal of the foreign object, use of antibiotics to clear out infection, patching of a hole in the eardrum, or possibly surgery.
(sensorineural hearing loss)
- Ototoxic medication
- Excessive noise exposure
- Age related hearing loss
Treatment options for a sensorineural hearing loss include hearing aids, cochlear implants, assistive devices, and communication improvement strategies.
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