Recapture the sounds you have been missing. A complete hearing evaluation from our ENT physicians and Doctors of Audiology will determine the nature of your hearing loss and treatment options.
Take this Hearing Self-Check for yourself or a loved one. If you answer “YES” to two or more questions, it is recommended that you schedule an appointment for a further hearing evaluation.
- Do you have trouble hearing in noisy environments?
- Do you turn up the TV to hear it compared to others in the same room?
- Are you exposed to substantial noise levels at work or in your daily life?
- Do you ask others to repeat what they say, or to speak louder?
- Do you struggle to hear soft voices or children’s voices?
- Do you have ringing in your ear/s?
- Do you find it hard to hear voices on the telephone?
- Do you hear better out of one ear than the other?
Hearing Exams for Adults and Children
Our board-certified Ear, Nose and Throat Physicians conduct state-of-the-art medical exams and hearing tests to determine the origins and severity of your hearing loss, and to map the best course of treatment. Hearing loss can be an emotional diagnosis, and we’re sensitive to that, which is why we love working with patients of all ages to help them understand their diagnosis and offer appropriate solutions for adults and children.
How & What We Examine
Otoscopy: Lets us examine inside the ear and learn what’s happening in the ear canal, including the eardrum and the middle ear.
Audiometer: Produces tones and speech sounds to test your hearing ability for sounds important for speech understanding.
Middle-ear function testing: Measures response to air pressure variations and sound signals to see if the middle ear is functioning normally.
Otoacoustic emissions: Soft sounds produced by the ear we measure to determine how the hearing nerve is functioning.
Visible speech mapping: Utilizes sound inputs such as the live voice of a spouse or recorded restaurant noise to demonstrate the effectiveness of hearing aids to current users or simulate the potential benefit of hearing aids to new user, in different situations.
Pediatric evaluations: To determine whether troubles are hearing- or speech-related and offer solutions that help children develop healthy hearing.
Surgical Options for Hearing Loss
Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (Baha): The Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (Baha) is a surgically implanted device to treat specific types of hearing loss. The system transmits sound waves through the bones of the skull (i.e. bone conduction) to stimulate the cochlea, bypassing the outer and middle ear, in contrast to regular hearing aids, which amplify acoustic sounds that enter the ear canal.
Cochlear Implantation: A Cochlear Implant is a small, safe, electronic device surgically implanted to provide a sense of sound to a person who has moderate to profound hearing loss in both ears, receiving little or no benefit from hearing aids. Signals generated by the implant bypass damaged portions of the ear and directly stimulate the cochlea and auditory nerve which conducts sound signals to the brain.
At Ear, Nose and Throat Associates, part of your hearing exam is to make sure that your ears are clear of earwax. Our physicians will clean your ears prior to your hearing exam to guarantee the most accurate results.
The providers at the Hearing Center at Ear, Nose and Throat Associates support you through the many stages of hearing loss correction to find a solution that works for you. From comprehensive hearing screening to choosing a hearing aid that is best for your needs and performing regular device maintenance, we help Florida patients regain their ability to hear.
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