Welcome to ENT and Allergy Associates, the leading hearing service provider in New York and New Jersey! Our unique approach combines the cutting-edge medical knowledge of our ENT physicians with the exceptional diagnostic and rehabilitative abilities of our certified audiologists. This results in a comprehensive and superior level of care, with access to a full spectrum of treatments and the latest digital hearing aids. Trust our audiologists to deliver the highest standard of hearing health care.
Collaboration between our audiologists and ENT physicians enables us to identify and treat issues, all in one convenient location! Since up to 10% of hearing problems in adults, and even more in children with middle ear disease, can be addressed with medical or surgical intervention, our team will provide you with the best care.
Our specialists are trained to provide expert care for various causes of hearing loss, including:
- Otitis media and Otitis externa
- Tympanic perforations
- Eustachian tube dysfunction
- Sensorineural hearing loss
- Cochlear/acoustic nerve disorders
- Congenital malformations
- Meniere's disease
If you or someone you love has been struggling with hearing problems, our local audiologists will take the time to learn about your experience, identify the issue, and propose a treatment plan.
If you are struggling with hearing problems, scheduling an appointment with the local audiologists from ENT and Allergy Associates could be lifechanging. Our team is passionate about helping you hear better and improving your quality of life. We will take the time to understand your specific needs and guide you through the process of finding the appropriate solution. Our goal is to inspire and empower you to take control of your hearing health, so you can enjoy all the sounds of life to the fullest.
Don't wait any longer to start your journey towards better hearing. Contact our local audiologists today to schedule an appointment and take the first step toward a brighter future.
When it comes to hearing loss, understanding the different types can make all the difference. There are three main categories: conductive hearing loss, sensorineural hearing loss, and mixed hearing loss.
Conductive Hearing Loss
This type of hearing loss happens when sounds are not properly transmitted through the outer ear canal to the eardrum and to the small bones of the middle ear, called ossicles. Typically, this results in a decrease in the volume of a sound, making it harder to hear softer sounds. This type of hearing loss can often be treated with medical or surgical interventions.
Examples of conditions that may cause conductive hearing loss include:
- Fluid in the middle ear from colds
- Allergies (serous otitis media)
- Poor eustachian tube function
- Ear infection (otitis media)
- Perforated eardrum
- Benign tumors
- Impacted earwax (cerumen)
- Infection in the ear canal (external otitis)
- Presence of a foreign body
- Absence or malformation of the outer ear, ear canal, or middle ear
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Sensorineural hearing loss is a permanent condition caused by damage to the inner ear or nerve pathways to the brain. This type of hearing loss goes beyond diminished sound reception and can impact speech understanding. It can be linked to genetic syndromes, viruses, noise exposure, aging, and more. Unfortunately, it cannot be corrected through surgery or medicine. Gain a deeper understanding of this condition and its effects.
Mixed Hearing Loss
Mixed hearing loss can happen when there is damage to both the outer or middle ear and the inner ear or auditory nerve, resulting in a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss. It’s important to recognize this type of hearing loss and seek proper treatment.
Causes of Hearing Loss in Adults
Discovering the root cause of hearing loss in adults can be a complex process, as it can stem from a variety of factors ranging from diseases or infections to exposure to loud noises or even the natural aging process.
Common causes include:
- Meniere’s disease
- Harmful noise levels
- Acoustic neuroma
Alongside hearing loss, one may experience tinnitus, a condition characterized by ringing in the ears, although it can also manifest without any apparent hearing loss. If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, it’s crucial to seek a professional medical evaluation to determine the underlying cause of the issue.
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