Hearing Evaluations And Testing

Hearing Loss Treatment

Numerous studies show that people with hearing loss benefit from early identification

The team at Audiology Hearing Aid Center encourages everyone to complete a thorough hearing evaluation, even if you don’t currently have any symptoms. During your hearing evaluation , we will:

  • Discuss your medical history.
  • Talk about your current lifestyle to get a better understanding of how hearing loss is impacting your daily life.
  • Use state-of-the-art equipment so we can determine your current hearing ability.

Participating in a hearing test is easy and completely painless. We’ll gain a better understanding of the volumes and frequencies you can hear as well as how well you understand the speech of others. If you do have hearing loss, it’s our goal to provide you with comprehensive information so that you can decide which course of treatment is right for you.

Hearing Evaluation & Testing

Hearing Evaluation

Hearing Health Starts With an Accurate Assessment of Your Hearing

Along with regular dental and vision checkups, your hearing should be evaluated annually to ensure the health of your ears.

You could have an impairment and not even know it. Over time, these conditions can get worse and can impact your ability to enjoy your day to day life. Thankfully, the team at Audiology Hearing Aid Center performs comprehensive hearing evaluations and can help you on the road to better hearing health.

Most people don’t realize how important a hearing evaluation can be, both for preserving your natural hearing ability and for uncovering any hearing impairments that you may have. With our comprehensive hearing evaluations, that time is spent learning about your hearing ability and making plans to improve it.

Types of Hearing Loss

Sensorineural Hearing Loss

The most common type of hearing loss, sensorineural hearing loss occurs due to a problem with the inner ear or auditory nerve. It presents itself when either the auditory nerve or the hair-like cells in the cochlea have sustained damage or are missing. This results in the inability to send complete nerve signals to the brain. This kind of hearing loss can be caused by the following:

  • Head trauma
  • Illnesses
  • Drugs that are toxic to hearing (ototoxicity)
  • Genetics
  • Malformation of the inner ear
  • Exposure to loud noise
  • Aging

Conductive Hearing Loss

Although rather uncommon and typically temporary, a conductive hearing loss can occur in some patients. It’s caused when an issue in the outer or middle ear blocks sound from the inner ear. Treatment involves the use of medication or surgery while other individuals opt to use hearing aids to improve their hearing ability. Conductive hearing loss can be caused by:

  • Ear infections
  • Benign tumors
  • Swimmer’s Ear
  • Foreign object in the ear
  • Fluid in the middle ear from colds
  • Absence or malformation of the outer ear, ear canal, or middle ear
  • Allergies
  • Perforated eardrum
  • Impacted cerumen (earwax)

Mixed Hearing Loss

When multiple parts of the ear’s anatomy are damaged, a mixed hearing loss can occur. In most cases, both the middle or outer ear along with the auditory nerve or inner ear have sustained an injury of some type or have encountered one of the conditions listed above. The conductive hearing loss present may be reversible while the sensorineural hearing loss is often permanent.

Changing Lives Everyday

We are a locally owned practice in Euless and are proud to offer comprehensive hearing healthcare services to the community.