By West Coast Ear, Nose and Throat
February 19, 2020
Category: Hearing Aids
Tags: Hearing Loss  

Hearing loss can be frustrating. Fortunately, here at West Coast Ear, Nose, and Throat in Simi Valley, CA, our audiologists offer comprehensive hearing evaluations and advanced diagnostic testing to get to the root of the problem and enhance your quality of hearing. Read on to learn how we can help

Signs and Symptoms of Hearing Loss

One can lose their hearing at any age, from infancy to adulthood. However, it's not always the result of an underlying condition. If you have difficulty understanding words, especially in large crowds, or frequently raise the volume on the television or radio, it may be the result of earwax accumulation, a foreign object in the canal, or excessively loud noise. Other signs of hearing loss include:

  • Asking others to speak slowly
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Deep earache, or pain in the ear canal
  • Feeling pressure inside the ear
  • Trouble hearing consonants

If you regularly experience one or more of the above, you should visit our Simi Valley, CA, office for an evaluation.

Hearing Loss Treatment Options

Because there are different levels of hearing loss, the recommended treatment option will depend on several factors. Some include removing the wax blockage or a minor surgical procedure, but most often, we will recommend the use of hearing aids. These listening devices come in many shapes, sizes, and styles, ranging from behind-the-ear, in-the-canal, or a receiver-in-the-ear. During a consultation, we can further delve into which of these options would be best for your situation.

Need Care? Give Us a Call

If you've become hard of hearing and are looking for help, consult with one of the audiologists here at West Coast Ear, Nose, and Throat in Simi Valley, CA, to discuss which treatment option is best suitable to meet your specific needs and preferences. To schedule an appointment, please call (805) 527-7320.