Hearing & Balance
If your hearing isn’t as sharp as it used to be, or if your balance seems off, perhaps it’s time you got checked out. Often, hearing loss and balance problems can be traced to an inner ear issue. At Georgetown ENT, our caring and knowledgeable healthcare providers diagnose and treat adults and children for all manner of hearing or balance issues related to the inner ear.
Among the conditions we treat that affect your hearing and balance are ear infections, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), dizziness, and hearing loss. We also commonly perform the quick and painless in-office repositioning procedure for patients with dizziness caused by benign paroxysmal positional vertigo or BPPV.
Hearing & Balance Tests
Georgetown ENT surgeon Dr. Scott W. Franklin and audiologist Abeda Mueed work together to identify the cause of your hearing or balance symptoms and create a treatment plan most effective for you. They do this through the use of comprehensive hearing and balance testing.
Ms. Mueed will evaluate your symptoms to determine if they are related to hearing loss. She uses different tests to identify the type and degree of hearing loss. Which test you undergo may depend on your symptoms and the suspected issue. She will also perform hearing exams and balance tests to accurately diagnose and treat cases of tinnitus and dizziness.
Hearing and balance tests conducted by our audiologist may include:
Hearing Aid Evaluation
Only after a thorough medical evaluation can you know if hearing aids are an appropriate treatment option for your hearing loss. If audiology testing reveals that you are a good candidate for hearing aids, your friendly and knowledgeable Georgetown ENT audiologist, Abeda Mueed, can guide you toward finding the type of hearing aid best suited to your condition.
We work with some of the best national and international hearing aid companies to get you the hearing aid best suited to your hearing needs and lifestyle. Ms. Mueed keeps abreast of the latest technological advances in the industry so you will always be informed of the most current hearing instruments available and any additional accessories you might need to achieve the best hearing possible in most situations with family and friends.
It is important to understand that once you have your hearing aid, you may need periodic adjustments to the hearing aid because your hearing loss may change over time. As a hearing aid patient of ours, we will regularly monitor your hearing so that your hearing aid is always appropriately adjusted to complement and meet any changes in your hearing loss.
If your hearing evaluation shows that you are a good candidate for an in-the-ear hearing aid, then impressions of your ear canal will be taken so that customized hearing aids or ear molds can be made to fit your ear perfectly. We take impressions and perform fittings right here in our Georgetown ENT office, so you don’t have to travel anywhere else.
Hearing Loss and Balance Evaluation near Austin, Texas
At Georgetown ENT in Georgetown, Texas, we diagnose and treat hearing loss, dizziness, tinnitus, and more. You won’t get better one-on-one hearing loss and balance care from any other ENT practice in the greater Austin area. Find out about our superior patient care by calling Georgetown ENT at (512) 869-0604 or request your appointment now.