When to See an Audiologist

If you are experiencing the disorientation and difficulty of hearing loss and/or balance issues, you will likely benefit from the assistance of an expert audiologist. An audiologist is a highly-trained, specialized doctor who diagnoses and treats hearing and balance disorders for patients of all ages. Make your appointment today to get fast answers and start your customized treatment plan.  

When should you make an appointment with an audiologist? You may receive a referral from your primary care physician. Other reasons to see an audiologist in Spring, TX include:

  • Established hearing problems worsening
  • Sudden appearance of hearing loss symptoms
  • Ear pain
  • Persistent ringing sounds or tinnitus 
  • Balance issues including general dizziness and symptoms of vertigo

Hearing Loss is Highly Treatable

Texas ENT Specialists audiologists are experts in the evaluation and treatment of hearing loss.  With the expert assistance of your audiologist, you can be fitted with hearing aids and other technologies that enhance your quality of life and help you feel like yourself again in no time.

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Signs of Hearing Loss

Do any of these sound like you or a loved one? If so, an appointment should be made with your Texas ENT Specialists audiologist as soon as possible.

  • Do you find yourself turning up the volume on the TV, radio, or stereo to the point that others are uncomfortable with the volume?
  • Do you find it difficult to follow conversations in loud, crowded rooms, like restaurants or bars?
  • Do you need others to repeat themselves several times before you’re able to understand what they’re saying?
  • Do you find it hard to follow conversations in the car?
  • Do you sometimes find that you continuously raise your voice during conversations until you’re nearly shouting? 

You’re Likely Due For a Hearing Test

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association advises adults ages 50 and older to get hearing tests every three years. But a hearing test can be a great way to take control of your hearing health at any age. Remember: the sooner hearing loss is diagnosed, the sooner it can be treated with hearing aids or other technology and you can get back to living your busy lifestyle.

At Your Hearing Evaluation

Here are a few examples of test or procedures your audiologist may perform during your hearing evaluation: 

  • 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. 
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