Posts for: April, 2017
Find out if a hearing aid from your Fredericksburg and Stafford, VA, ENT doctors is the ideal option for you.
Do you find yourself having to turn up the television’s volume more and more? Do people’s voices often sound muffled or sound like they are mumbling? Is it getting more and more challenging to understand what people are saying in louder environments? If you said yes, then it’s time to visit one of our Fredericksburg and Stafford, VA, ENT doctors. Finding out you have hearing loss doesn’t have to be the end of the world. Catching your hearing loss early is key to preventing it from getting worse.
If during your screening we discover that you have hearing loss, we will also be able to determine the severity of your condition. The most common way to treat hearing loss of any magnitude is with a hearing aid. Of course, how profound your hearing loss is will also determine what kind of hearing aid our ENT physicians will recommend.
Getting a hearing aid can really help you take control over your life again and improve your physical and emotional wellbeing. A hearing aid can make you the life of the party again and allow you to better understand those around you so you don’t feel like an outsider during conversations. There are a variety of different styles and features from which to choose when getting hearing aids. Common styles include:
- Behind-the-ear (BTE)
- In-the-ear (ITE)
- In-the-canal (ITC)
- Completely-in-the-canal (CIC)
Each style will work a bit differently depending on the severity of your hearing loss. There are also special features to consider when shopping around for the hearing aid that’s right for you. The sooner you seek hearing loss treatment the easier it will be to adapt to your new hearing aid.
Of course, there are some patients that will have such profound hearing loss that even a hearing aid can’t tackle these issues. If this is the case, a cochlear implant may be a helpful solution for improving a person’s ability to hear. The cochlear implant makes it possible to better comprehend speech while also allowing you to pick up sounds at lower frequencies or when in noisier situations.
Do you have questions about getting a hearing aid? Do you need to schedule a hearing evaluation? If so, call Ear, Nose and Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Fredericksburg and Stafford, VA, today to get on the books!