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Diagnostic Procedures

Diagnostic Procedures

The following procedures are used to test for hearing loss and to diagnose or rule out certain possible underlying causes of hearing loss: • Audiometry. This is the most commonly used hearing test. The first part measures how well you.. Read More

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Ménière’s Disease

Ménière’s Disease

Ménière’s disease is an abnormality in the inner ear that causes a number of symptoms—dizziness, tinnitus, hearing loss that comes and goes, and pressure in the affected ear. The symptoms of Ménière’s disease appear suddenly and c.. Read More

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Tinnitus

Tinnitus

Tinnitus is the medical term for ringing or other sounds in the ears that occur when there is no external source of these sounds. It is a very common condition, affecting an estimated 35 million people in the United States each year. It is .. Read More

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Surgery to Correct Hearing Loss

Surgery to Correct Hearing Loss

Almost all people with hearing loss can benefit from using a hearing aid. Others, however, may need surgery to improve their hearing. Here are some surgical procedures that are performed to treat hearing loss: • Myringoplasty. This pro.. Read More

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Hearing Aids

Hearing Aids

A hearing aid is a small, battery-powered device that fits in or over your ear and amplifies sounds. Although a hearing aid can be fitted to only one ear, hearing aids are usually placed in both ears to provide the best overall hearing. Amp.. Read More

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Do You Have Hearing Loss?

Do You Have Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss is common, especially among older people. You may have some degree of hearing loss if any of the following apply to you: • You have difficulty hearing over the telephone. • You have difficulty following a conversation w.. Read More

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Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss

Aging and excessive exposure to loud noise are the most common causes of hearing loss. Other factors—such as viral or bacterial infections, an inherited disorder, or a benign tumor in the ear—also can produce hearing loss. One in 10 peo.. Read More

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