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Hearing loss is a frustrating condition that shouldn’t go untreated. Hearing treatments and hearing aids are cost effective choices that can improve quality of life.

The audiology specialists at Jefferson Surgical Clinic provide comprehensive hearing testing and hearing aids for those who may be experiencing hearing loss. They will evaluate, diagnose and treat your hearing condition and, if needed, provide you with a hearing aid solution that fits your lifestyle. Their knowledge and experience will help you choose, and learn how to effectively use, the right hearing aid.

Who is a good candidate?

Anyone with any form of hearing loss or tinnitus is a good candidate for testing (regular check-ups are important, too), and those whose hearing may be improved with hearing aids can benefit from these devices. The type of hearing aid recommended may depend on several factors, including, but not limited to:

  • The shape of the outer ear
  • The type and severity of hearing loss
  • The manual dexterity of the individual to remove and insert hearing aids
  • The amount of wax buildup in the ear

What to expect

During a hearing assessment, Dr. Lower examines the ear canal and eardrum using a special instrument called an otoscope, which provides important clues as to the ear’s health and what may be causing hearing loss. Those clues and physical findings, which oftentimes include fluid, discharge, bleeding or an obstruction caused by a build-up of earwax, can only be observed in-person.

A wide variety of tests and screenings are useful in determining the reason(s) behind hearing loss, which include:

  • Diagnostic work for hearing loss, dizziness, tinnitus or ear fluid
  • A baseline audiogram using a calibrated, soundproof audio booth with headphones – for this, patients typically repeat some words and press buttons once they hear tones

Audiograms are quick, efficient, and covered by most insurance. Having a baseline audiogram is important because changes in hearing can be symptomatic of other health issues, including poor vascular supply to the brain or small tumors that are generally benign. It’s a good idea to have your hearing checked and monitored, especially as you age.

If needed, Dr. Lower can recommend the correct model of hearing aids and complete fittings and all servicing involved to keep them running for a long time after examination and testing. In some cases, hearing aids can last up to 6-8 years with intermittent maintenance.

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