Posts for: July, 2019
How your ENT specialists in Springfield, Northampton, and Ware, MA, can help you hear better
Maintaining a high hearing ability is an essential part of our lives. After all, when you lose your hearing, you also lose some ability to interact with others and enjoy your life overall. Fortunately, if you are one of the over 30% of adults over age 65 who are affected by hearing loss, there is help.
With several convenient office locations in Springfield, Northampton, and Ware, MA, the ENT specialists here at Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England can help you hear better. They offer hearing testing to determine your level of hearing loss, as well as a variety of treatment solutions, including:
- Laser microsurgery: Known as a stapedectomy, this is an effective treatment for otosclerosis, a condition that causes hearing loss due to a reduction of vibrational energy. Bones grow around the bones of hearing, causing sclerosis.
- Cochlear implants: This treatment is a great solution for severe hearing loss or when hearing aids are not an effective solution for the condition. Cochlear implants are surgically placed and work to stimulate the hearing nerve. Cochlear implants can restore the ability to hear general atmosphere sounds as well as speech.
- Bone-anchored hearing aids: Also known as BAHAs, bone-anchored hearing aids are an excellent treatment option for single-sided hearing loss, or hearing loss associated with ear canal problems; BAHAs are implanted behind the ear and have a component that transfers sound through to the bone near the inner ear.
To protect your hearing, it’s also important to have your hearing tested at least once every 10 years through age 50, and every 3 years after age 50. To find out more about hearing testing and state-of-the-art treatment options for hearing loss, call the ENT specialists at Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England, with offices in Springfield, Northampton, and Ware, Massachusetts. Call today and hear better soon!