Hearing loss impacts people of all ages emotionally and physically. Treating hearing loss is crucial because it can have serious consequences in one’s everyday life, such as a person’s inability to communicate effectively or to heed safety warnings. A variety of treatments exist for hearing loss, each tailored to the specific underlying cause.
Most adults over the age of 75 suffer from some degree of age-related hearing loss. Hearing aids and cochlear implants are available to those in this age range, and one of our South Florida ENT specialists can guide you through your options. Depending on the individual, hearing aids can be placed on the inside or the outside of the ear, and worn in either ear. When hearing aids aren’t enough to compensate for profound deafness, a cochlear implant is frequently the next step in treatment. However, surgery is necessary in order to insert an implant.
Auditory training and rehabilitation, either on your own or with the assistance of a trained professional, can also help you regain or maintain your sense of hearing. Many modern technologies, such as televisions, telephones, and computers, also have assistive listening equipment. Nobody wants to miss out on what’s being shared with the rest of the world, and fortunately, there are several options available to help with hearing loss at any stage.
Are you ready to take the next step toward better hearing? To make an appointment with a South Florida ENT specialist at Premium Healthcare, please visit our book appointment page or call us now at (305) 265-4441.