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By Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeons of Western New England
December 29, 2021
Category: Otolaryngology
Tags: hearing loss  

Your ENT specialists in Springfield and Northampton, can help with hearing loss.

Hearing loss can be a scary experience. Being unable to hear what others are saying can make you want to avoid social situations and keep to yourself. Fortunately, your ear, nose, and throat specialist is an expert at treating hearing loss, so you can enjoy your life again.

The ENT specialists at Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England can help if you are experiencing hearing loss. They have several convenient office locations in Springfield and Northampton, MA.

Hearing can be restored with the use of hearing aids, and there are several choices available, including:

CIC hearing aids, which fit completely inside the ear canal; are the most discreet hearing aid, but they don’t have volume control or a directional microphone.

ITE hearing aids, which fit over the ear, or the lower section of your ear; are more visible than CIC hearing aids, but they have volume control.

BTE hearing aids, which fit behind the ear; connect to an earpiece, and have superb sound quality.

In addition to hearing aids, there are several treatment options to treat hearing loss caused by medical conditions. Consider:

Bone anchored hearing aids, known as BAHAs, treat hearing loss due to ear canal problems or single-sided hearing loss; BAHAs are placed behind the ear and transfer sounds through bone and into the inner ear.

Cochlear implants, which treat severe hearing loss; are placed surgically and work by stimulating the hearing nerve. They can make speech easier to understand and restore the ability to hear sounds.

Laser microsurgery, also known as a stapedectomy, is used for hearing loss caused by bones growing around the bones of hearing, a condition known as otosclerosis. Otosclerosis causes a reduction of vibrational energy.

Your hearing is precious, and your ENT specialist can help restore your ability to hear. To discover more about treatment options for hearing loss, call the ENT specialists at Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England. You can reach them in Springfield, MA, at (413) 732-7426 or in Northampton, at (413) 586-2033. Call today.