Hearing Disorders

Hearing Disorders copyThe ear consists of three parts: the outer ear, middle ear and inner ear.

Any damage or obstruction in these parts causes hearing loss. Hearing loss can be caused by many different things, some of which can be successfully treated with medicine or surgery, depending on the disease process.

Audiologist are experts in diagnosis and possible treatment of these hearing disorders.

These are some of the types of hearing loss:

  • Central Processing Disorder
  • Conductive
  • Mixed Hearing Loss
  • Sensorineural
  • Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
  • Tinnitus

The general types of hearing loss can be described as congenital or acquired. A congenital hearing loss is one that is present at, or soon after, birth. An acquired hearing loss is one that occurs later on in life.

Hearing loss can be triggered by a blast of loud noise, infections, the effects of toxins, by injury, or hereditary factors. The good news is that there are now solutions to successfully correct most types of hearing loss.

The possibilities of hearing loss are:

  • Aging
  • Trauma
  • Heredity
  • Some medicines
  • Hearing of loud noise for a long time
  • Diseases such as ear infections and meningitis

When hearing problems go untreated, they can get worse. If you are facing hearing problems, we will provide help. Possible treatments include cochlear implants, hearing aids, some medicines, special training and if necessary, surgery.

Contact us for more information at (561) 123-1234