Treatment for Hearing Loss
Treatment will greatly depend upon the type of hearing loss you are experiencing. After your initial hearing evaluation your audiologist will review the results with you. Regardless of what is causing your hearing loss, our audiologists will provide thoughtful guidance when treatment options are discussed.
Temporary hearing loss
Temporary hearing loss caused by Injury or infection might be treated with antibiotics or surgery. Ear blockage, typically caused by earwax, in most cases can be corrected in our clinics. Some medications can also cause temporary hearing loss, so it is important to report all prescriptions you currently taking. Other medical issues may be the cause of temporary hearing loss so a full medical checkup may be required to best treat the underlying issue.
Permanent hearing loss
Permanent hearing loss is most often helped with hearing devices. If your hearing loss has been gradual or is age-related, hearing aids are the most common form of hearing device used in treatment. Technological advancement in hearing aids occurs at a rapid pace, so you will want to explore, with one of our Audiologists, the wide variety of devices available. There are pros and cons to each type of hearing aid and personal preferences as well as lifestyles play a role in determining the best fit - of both style and type.
There are various types of treatment available for permanent hearing loss that involve implantable devices. There are a wide variety of implants available - each for specific types of hearing problems. Some implants do require devices to be worn outside the ear.
Assistive listening devices (ALDs), alerting devices, and other communication aids are available for the home. These include amplified telephones, personal FM listening systems or remote/wireless signaling devices. Your audiologist will help you best understand your options. The first step is to make an appointment with one of our Audiologists.