A hearing loss is diagnosed based on the person’s history, behaviour, and the results of medical and audiological examinations.
What should I do if I think I have hearing loss?
See an ear, nose, and throat doctor (otolaryngologist or otologist) to see if you have a hearing loss and to rule out any medical condition.
What will I learn from the doctor?
The doctor will examine you clinically and do some hearing tests (tympanometry, audiometry, ABR or others) to diagnose the disease, is it from the ear (conductive hearing loss)? or from the nervous system (sensory neural hearing loss).
How hearing loss is treated?
Depending on the cause of hearing loss: Mostly will be treated easily by some medication or manoeuvres, sometimes, needing a surgical operation to correct the problem or prescribing hearing aids.
A hearing aid coupled with your willingness to tell others how to communicate with you and your practicing good speech reading and communication strategies, is a winning combination and will get you back into your social and family life as you once knew it.
What is an Otolaryngologist?
Otolaryngologist (ENT) is a physician trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck. For an otolaryngologist near you call DR.RAMI HAMED CENTER.
What is an Audiologist?
Audiologist is a healthcare professional qualified to do a thorough evaluation of your hearing. The audiologist can determine your type and degree of hearing loss and whether or not you can be helped by hearing aids and, if so, the best type of hearing aid for you. The audiologist will recommend a treatment program to assist you with your communication needs and, if indicated, may recommend a medical evaluation.
For more information or for an audiologist near you, call Dr. RAMI HAMED CENTER