If you have trouble hearing sounds that shouldn’t be a problem for you, then you might want to consider seeing a hearing specialist. When you come to our office, a specialist can perform exams to detect what you can hear and what you can’t hear. If there are any issues noted, then the proper treatments can begin so that you can once again hear the sounds around you.
Common treatments include hearing aids or surgery depending on the severity of your issue. Aside from difficulties hearing, there are a few other reasons as to why you might want to see a hearing specialist. Any kind of preventive care that you can have done can often mean a decrease in the risk of hearing loss in the future.
A buildup of earwax that continues to occur over time should be examined by a hearing specialist. The wax can lead to an infection that can then result in a ruptured eardrum or other issues inside your ear. The specialist you see has the proper tools to remove the wax that has built inside your ear so that the canal and the eardrum aren’t damaged. You can talk to the professional about the frequency of wax buildup occurring so that further treatments can be explored to prevent it in the future or to keep it to a minimum.
Vertigo is a common condition that we can talk to you about. The condition is usually associated with dizziness and other issues that impact your balance. These issues stem from the inner ear, which is why a specialist can offer assistance in determining the underlying cause while prescribing treatments that can decrease the dizziness that you experience. Tinnitus is another common condition that we can treat. This is a ringing sound that you experience in your ears. Aside from being aggravating during the day, it can be an early sign of hearing loss that should be examined as soon as possible.
Our team at Advanced Ear, Nose & Throat Associates can examine you for any kind of sudden hearing loss that you experience. This can happen because of an injury or because you’re exposed to an abnormally loud sound that is nearby. Gradual hearing loss can be examined as well, especially if you’re older and notice that you have difficulty hearing sounds as you once did or if you’ve had ear infections that have resulted in gradual hearing loss. Set up a time to visit our office in Atlanta to get started. Contact us today to book your appointment with a hearing specialist!