The Silent Epidemic — Addressing Hearing Loss in Alabama

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The Silent Epidemic — Addressing Hearing Loss in Alabama

Hearing loss is a serious health concern that affects 15.5% (44.1 million) of American adults age 20 and older in the United States alone. Despite its prevalence, the issue often remains unaddressed due to the slow, progressive nature of most types of hearing impairment. At Alabama ENT Specialists, we aim to treat hearing loss as early as possible to ensure we catch it before it becomes more serious.  

Recognizing the Problem

One of the biggest challenges with hearing loss is that it goes unnoticed for a long time. By the time it’s identified, it might have progressed considerably. This is why regular adult hearing assessments are vital. Routine hearing checks can go a long way in maintaining your audiological health. 

Hearing loss is about much more than simply not being able to hear. It can cause a number of issues in your everyday life, including increasing your risk of anxiety and depression, stopping you from going to social activities, and can even lead to headaches and vertigo.

Hearing Loss Treatment at Alabama ENT Specialists

At Alabama ENT Specialists, we offer several different hearing aids to help our patients struggling with hearing loss. The right type of hearing aid for you depends on your lifestyle, how much hearing loss you’re experiencing, and which style you prefer. Some of the hearing aids available to you include:

  • Receiver-in-the-canal (RIC): This type of hearing aid sits behind the ear, and a thin wire (the receiver) sits in your ear canal. Because this design is very inconspicuous, it is one of our most popular styles. 
  • Behind-the-Ear (BTE): The BTE hearing aid is worn behind the ear, and a tube is inserted into the ear.  
  • In-the-Ear (ITE): This style goes completely in the shelf of the ear, making it very discreet. 

We take pride in providing top-quality audiology services in our clinic near Holt, Alabama. As part of our commitment to supporting and improving the lives of those struggling with hearing loss in Alabama, we supply a growing range of advanced hearing aids and accessories.

The Role of ENT Specialists in Hearing Loss Treatment

Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialists play a critical role in the early identification and treatment of hearing loss. Our team of ENT specialists, including Dr. Benoit, Dr. Shields, Dr. Crady, and Dr. Davis, are passionate advocates for comprehensive hearing care in Alabama. We offer innovative solutions to make coping with hearing loss manageable and affordable, including a range of state-of-the-art hearing aids, ear wax removal, and tinnitus treatments.  

Earwax Removal Procedures

One minor yet surprisingly detrimental cause of hearing loss is the accumulation of earwax. Too much ear wax in the ear canal can also lead to vertigo, earaches, itching, and ringing in the ears. Our team at Alabama ENT Specialists is skilled in safe, effective earwax removal procedures. Whether you’re simply looking for ways to effectively remove earwax or have a buildup that needs to be professionally removed, our team of experts can provide you with the care you need.

Schedule A Consultation Today!

At Alabama ENT Specialists, our team offers exceptional ENT care, comprehensive hearing assessments, and advanced audiology services to our Alabama community. To schedule an appointment today, call our Tuscaloosa, AL office at (205) 722-6822 or fill out our online contact form. Take back control of your life and receive the hearing loss treatment you deserve!

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