Do you find it difficult to hear conversations at home, at work or in social settings? Are you bothered by an uncomfortable ringing or buzzing sound in your ears?
Many people experience a loss of hearing due to aging, injury, disease, or prolonged exposure to high levels of noise. It’s a common problem for seniors, as the level of hearing loss is greatest among adults age 60 and up. That’s why hearing services is an important component of the comprehensive senior health care services we offer at Primary Care Physicians of Florida.
Hearing loss is also a concern for many adult children and grandchildren, who may find it difficult to communicate with an aging parent. Fortunately, there are many types of assistive devices that can improve the hearing of seniors, and help to reduce feelings of isolation, depression, frustration and confusion.
Our audiology team has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating the loss of hearing in one or both ears, as well as tinnitus, a constant or occasional ringing or buzzing sound.
To determine the nature and extent of the hearing loss, we conduct a number of comprehensive hearing tests, using the latest testing equipment. We determine If there is a medical cause for the problem – such as an infection or fluid in the inner ear – and you can see one of our experienced ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists for immediate treatment.
After evaluating your condition, our audiologists can provide you with the latest assistive devices and services, including:
- “Invisible” hearing aids that fit into the ear.
- Traditional outside-the-ear hearing aids
- Devices to reduce ringing due to tinnitus
- Devices that let you increase or decrease the volume depending on your surroundings
- Hearing aid services such as repairs and battery replacements
In addition to dispensing hearing aids, our audiologists provide training and counseling in how to use hearing aids and other assistive devices – an important service toward improving your hearing and overall quality of life. Give us a call at 954-983-9191 or use our simple online contact form to schedule an appointment today.