Hearing Loss

Ear, Nose & Throat Care, PC

ENT Specialists and Allergy Specialists located in Somerset County, Somerville, NJ, Bridgewater Township, Hillsborough Township & Warren, NJ

Hearing loss affects 28 million Americans. Not being able to hear conversations clearly can cause frustration and anger, but there are many effective treatments for hearing loss. The experts at Ear, Nose & Throat Care, PC, in Somerville and Warren, New Jersey, provide comprehensive testing and hearing loss treatments, including same-day in-office pediatric audiology services. They also offer a wide selection of state-of-the-art hearing instruments to improve your hearing. For a consultation, call the office most convenient to you today.

Hearing Loss Q & A

What is hearing loss?

Hearing loss is a reduction in your ability to hear. It occurs when one or more parts of your ear aren’t working as it should. 

Hearing loss may be:

  • Conductive (dysfunction of your outer or middle ear)
  • Sensorineural (dysfunction of your inner ear)
  • Mixed (conductive and sensorineural)

Hearing loss affects all ages, including infants, children, teens, and adults. The experts at Ear, Nose & Throat Care, PC, include experienced audiologists who provide care for hearing loss at any age. 

What causes hearing loss?

Hearing loss may develop from many causes and result in temporary or permanent hearing loss.

Common conditions that lead hearing loss include:

  • Ear infection
  • Allergies
  • Buildup of earwax
  • Trauma
  • Disease
  • The side effects of medication
  • Aging
  • Ear abnormality
  • Chronic exposure to loud noises

An accurate diagnosis helps the doctors at Ear, Nose & Throat Care, PC, develop the most effective treatment plan to improve your hearing.

What can I expect during a hearing loss evaluation?

When you see the experts at Ear, Nose & Throat Care, PC, for a hearing loss evaluation, you can expect a comprehensive and compassionate exam. To fully understand the extent and cause of your hearing loss, your evaluation may include:

  • Complete audiological evaluation
  • Otoacoustic emissions testing
  • Assessment of balance disorder using electronystagmography

Depending on your need, the doctors may also conduct a hearing aid assessment to help you select the device that best meets your needs. 

What should I do if my child has signs of hearing loss?

If you’re concerned about your child’s hearing, the physicians provide same-day pediatric audiology services from the convenience of the office. If your child has signs of hearing loss or a condition that increases their risk of hearing loss, your doctor can take prompt action. 

Early diagnosis and treatment of pediatric hearing loss can prevent or limit the developmental delays that often occur with hearing loss. 

Ear, Nose & Throat Care, PC, offers treatments to increase hearing and can help you work with your child’s teachers and speech therapists to develop their speech and language skills. 

How is hearing loss treated?

The doctors at Ear, Nose & Throat Care, PC, develop individualized treatment plans for hearing loss based on the underlying cause. 

For acute conditions, the board-certified ENT physicians provide the necessary treatment to address the underlying reason for your hearing loss. This may include an antibiotic for an ear infection or removal of earwax.

For permanent hearing loss, Ear, Nose & Throat Care, PC offers state-of-the-art hearing instruments and works closely with you to determine the hearing aid that best fits your needs, budget, and lifestyle.

Ear, Nose & Throat Care, PC also offers custom-made hearing protection devices and swim molds to protect your ears and hearing.

To get back into the conversation, contact Ear, Nose & Throat Care, PC, by phone or schedule your hearing loss evaluation online today.