When to See an Audiologist

What is an audiologist? These specialized doctors focus on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of hearing and balance disorders for patients of all ages. 

Reasons you may seek out the care of a qualified audiologist in Humble, TX at Texas ENT Specialists include:

  • Ongoing hearing problems getting worse
  • Sudden or dramatic hearing loss
  • Hearing persistent ringing sounds or symptoms of tinnitus 
  • Symptoms of vertigo, dizziness, or other overall balance problems

If You’re Experiencing Hearing Loss, You’re Not Alone

Texas ENT Specialists audiologists are experts in the evaluation and treatment of hearing loss.  It’s our commitment to get you an accurate diagnosis and a lifestyle-appropriate custom treatment plan as soon as possible. 

What are the signs of hearing loss? Take a look through this list of questions - if you answer “yes” to one or several of these questions, you should make an appointment with your Texas ENT Specialists audiologist for a hearing evaluation right away:

  • Do you find yourself continually turning up the volume on the TV, radio, or stereo – even to the point that it makes other uncomfortable?
  • Do you find it difficult to follow conversations in loud, crowded rooms?
  • Do you want – or need – to sit closer to the front in theaters or at church?
  • Do you often need others to repeat themselves before you understand what they’re saying?
  • Do you have difficulty following conversations while riding in a car?
  • Do you sometimes discover that you have raised your speaking voice during normal conversation and are almost shouting?
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Do You Need a Hearing Test?

Patients 50 and over should receive a hearing test every three years. Patients of any age should get a hearing test from an audiologist if they experience sudden hearing loss, ear pain, or tinnitus. Taking control of your hearing health is a smart move at any age.

Depending on your diagnosis, your audiologist will create a customized treatment plan to help ensure you can hear life clearly. Texas ENT Specialists audiologists stay abreast of the latest developments in hearing aid technology and other hearing health breakthroughs.

Your Hearing Evaluation
Some tests your audiologist may perform include: 

  • Pure Tone measures hearing levels in each ear.
  • Speech Discrimination evaluates how well you hear/understand spoken words.
  • Bone Conduction measures how well your inner ears respond to sound.
  • Tympanometry measure how well the eardrums move.
  • Otoscopy is when your doctor checks in the ear canal for physical obstructions. 

Thanks for Being Part of the Texas ENT Specialists Family

Our team of highly-trained and skilled audiologists, ear doctors, and support staff are here for you with clinical expertise, quality affordable care, lifelong hearing consultations, and expert hearing loss treatment. Make your appointment today to join the Texas ENT Specialists family.

With 15 convenient locations across the greater Houston area, we’re never far away.

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