Are you suffering from Hearing Loss? At ENT and Allergy Associates of South Georgia, our highly skilled audiologist and hearing staff work with you to determine an accurate diagnosis and a personalized action plan that works for you.
If you or a loved one is experiencing hearing loss, it’s important that you consult an ENT doctor right away. Our team of professionals has the expertise and diagnostic tools to measure the degree and cause of hearing loss as well as provide you with various treatment options.
Is it Time to See an Audiologist?
It isn’t always easy to tell when your hearing is declining because it’s often gradual; however, here are some telltale signs that it’s time to visit an audiologist:
- You’re having trouble hearing people in loud settings. Is it difficult to understand what those around you are saying in crowded or noisy environments?
- You blast the TV or radio. While you might not notice the noxious volume of the TV or radio you may hear complaints from other members of the household that it’s just too loud.
- The word “huh?” has become part of your everyday vernacular. Do you find yourself saying “huh” or asking people to repeat themselves a lot? Do certain voices, particularly children’s or women’s voices seem particularly muffled?
Our audiologist use state-of-the-art audiology tools and offer a full range of hearing tests to determine the cause and severity of your hearing loss. Our audiology team can also help you choose the right custom-fitted hearing aid or assistive listening device, based on your specific needs.
We use audiometric evaluations to test hearing with speech (audio) and pure tones (sound).
We test with pure tones to determine the amount of hearing loss, while we use speech discrimination scores to estimate the effects of hearing loss on speech understanding.
Depending on your child's age, we use different play techniques to determine the amount of hearing loss in each ear.
For young children, information specific to each ear may not be obtainable, but a general assessment of overall hearing is possible.