What You Can Do About Your Hearing Loss
Find out the best way to help you hear those around you again.
Have you started noticing that it’s becoming more and more difficult to hear conversations, particularly in loud settings? Do you have to ask people to repeat themselves often? If so, then it might be time to turn to one of our Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Oxnard and Camarillo, CA, otolaryngologists for answers.
The first thing we will do is test your hearing to determine the extent of your hearing loss. There are different types of hearing loss. Some people have hearing loss because of specific issues with their inner or middle ear, while others may have issues with their outer ear.
There are many causes of hearing loss including:
- An ear infection
- Birth defects or malformations within the ear
- Earwax impaction
- A ruptured eardrum
- Otosclerosis (a disease of the bones of the ear)
- Head trauma
- A viral infection
- Autoimmune disorder
- Loud noise exposure
- Meniere’s Disease
- Tumors of the ear
How will we treat your hearing loss?
If you find that you are having difficulty hearing people around you then it’s time you turned to one of our Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Oxnard and Camarillo ENT doctors for an evaluation. We can determine the severity and cause of your hearing loss and also help create a treatment plan that will get you on the path to improved hearing. Dealing with hearing loss has the ability to greatly impact someone’s quality of life. By turning to us sooner we can help make everyday situations easier.
If you have conductive hearing loss this usually means that your hearing loss is only temporary. This could be due to earwax impaction (in which we will need to clean out the ears and remove the buildup to restore hearing) or treat an infection with antibiotics.
Of course, if you have sensorineural hearing loss this means that your hearing loss is permanent; however, there are still ways to improve your hearing. One of the best options is to wear a hearing aid. There are so many different types and styles that can cater to your lifestyle, needs and hearing loss severity. While hearing loss will not be fully restored with hearing aids, it can certainly be greatly improved and help amplify certain pitches and sounds better.
West Coast Ear, Nose and Throat are proud to offer four convenient locations in Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Oxnard and Camarillo to serve all of your needs. If you are interested in learning more about the hearing aids we offer please give us a call and schedule a consultation with us.