Hearing testing is provided for all ages from infants to seniors. Our diagnostic testing determines whether the hearing loss is located in the outer, middle or inner ear. Tinnitus symptoms are also addressed with hearing evaluations. Results of testing will determine the treatment plan for the hearing loss. If necessary, the Audiologist will help determine which type of hearing aid would be suitable for the patient.
Types of Hearing Loss
There are several types of hearing loss that patients can suffer from. The most common types of hearing loss include:
- Sensorineural hearing loss (Inner Ear): This is the most common type of hearing loss, and can occur from loud/explosive noises or the natural aging process.
- Conductive hearing loss: Difficulty hearing low, faint sounds. This condition can be caused by ear infections, fluid in the middle ear, earwax buildup, tumors, allergies, and several other factors.
- Central hearing loss: This is a rare type of hearing loss, and is associated with the central nervous system. Patients with central hearing loss may be able to hear fine, but are unable to understand what is being said.
- Mixed hearing loss: This is a combination of sensorineural and conductive hearing loss.
Hearing Aid Prescription & Fitting
A complete hearing evaluation and patient interview will determine what type of hearing aid is most suitable for your lifestyle and hearing needs.
Custom Ear Molds
These are individually customized ear molds that are made by taking a silicone impression of the patient’s ear and are used for hearing aids but also for swimmers, musicians, hunters, people exposed to high level of noise, iPods and bluetooth devices.
Do you suffer from hearing loss, and want to find a solution that will allow you to hear better and live a more full and complete life? If so, call Commonwealth ENT Associates in Woodbridge or Stafford VA to make an appointment today!