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By ENT and Allergy Associates of South Georgia
April 05, 2017
Category: ENT
Tags: hearing aids   hearing loss  

Hearing loss is a slow and often unnoticed process. However, eventually, you may realize that your ears simply do not work the way they hearing aidsused to. While many people believe this is simply a fact of life to deal with, that does not have to be the case. If you notice yourself suffering from hearing loss, hearing aids can help you have conversations normally and hear just as well as ever. Learn more about hearing aids with Dr. Jenny Carroll at Doctors Hearing Center at the ENT and Allergy Associates of South Georgia in Valdosta, GA. 

Can I benefit from a hearing aid? 
If you feel as though your hearing is beginning to decline, you should consult with your ear, nose, and throat doctor to determine what your next step is. Normally, your doctor will suggest undergoing a hearing test, which includes wearing headphones and indicating which side you hear different sounds on and what frequencies. After determining the severity and frequencies at which your hearing loss occurs, your doctor can determine if you can benefit from a hearing aid.

For more information on hearing aids, please contact our office, Doctors Hearing Center at the ENT and Allergy Associates of South Georgia in Valdosta, GA to schedule an appointment. 

By ENT and Allergy Associates of South Georgia
May 25, 2016
Category: Hearing Aids
Tags: hearing aids  

Learn about hearing aids from your Valdosta ENTs.

Are you concerned about your hearing but not sure if a hearing aid is the right option for you? Thomas E. Phillips, M.D.; Ronald V. Allen, hearing aidsM.D.; and Theodore J. Kanne, M.D.; your Valdosta ear, nose and throat doctors, are here to explain how a hearing aid can help you hear better.

What type of problems are best suited for hearing aids?

Hearing aids are a good choice if your hearing loss is caused by damage to the hair cells in your inner ear. Damage can occur due to aging, as a side effect of taking certain medications, or if you have been exposed to loud noises.

If you've experienced any of these symptoms of hearing loss, a hearing aid may be a good choice for you:

  • You must frequently ask people to repeat words or entire sentences.
  • Conversations are difficult because you only hear some of the words your coworkers, friends and family members say.
  • You turn up the volume on the TV to a comfortable level for you, but others complain that it's too loud.
  • Going to the movies is a waste of time because it's too difficult to hear the dialogue.
  • Keeping up a conversation with someone who is in another room is difficult.
  • Everyone you meet seems to mumble.
  • It's difficult to hear conversations when using the telephone.
  • You've been experiencing problems at work or at home because of your problem.

What can a hearing aid do?

Hearing aids not only make words and sounds louder but also reduce background noise. Thanks to innovations in hearing aid technology, there's never been a better time to wear hearing aids. Both analog and digital hearing aids can help you hear one-on-one conversations better. When you're in a noisy setting, such as a restaurant or sporting event, background noises will be less obvious. It will also be easier to hear telephone conversations and keep up with the action on your favorite TV show.

Finding the best hearing aid for you starts with a visit to your ear, nose and throat doctor. Call Thomas E. Phillips, M.D.; Ronald V. Allen, M.D.; and Theodore J. Kanne, M.D.; your Valdosta ear, nose and throat doctors, at (229) 244-2562 to schedule an appointment and hearing test.



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