Learn More About Audiology

An audiologist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing and balance disorders in patients of all ages. It is recommended that patients 50 and over see an audiologist every three years for a hearing evaluation. But it is important to remember that balance problems and hearing loss can occur at any age. Our South Florida ENT Associates audiologists in Aventura, FL is here to help you reach for and achieve your best hearing health at every stage of life.  

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When to See Your Audiologist

Make your appointment at South Florida ENT Associates as soon as possible if you or a loved one is experiencing:

  • New or sudden hearing loss 
  • Hearing loss is getting noticeably worse
  • Sudden and/or unexplained pain in the ears
  • Tinnitus (a persistent ringing in the ears when no external sound is present)
  • Balance issues, dizziness, or symptoms of vertigo

Hearing Loss Solutions Customized for Your Needs

Your South Florida ENT Specialists audiologist is well equipped to make a fast, accurate diagnosis and match you with the right hearing loss treatments for your needs. South Florida ENT Associates offers the cutting-edge in hearing aid technology and other treatments – all chosen to match your unique needs and lifestyle.

Know the Signs of Hearing Loss

  • Do you often turn the up volume on the TV, radio, or stereo very high?
  • Do you find it difficult to fully hear and follow conversations in loud places and/or crowded places?
  • Do you often need to ask others to repeat themselves over and over?
  • Do you find yourself raising your voice during conversations? 

If you answered, “yes” to any of these questions, you may be experiencing hearing loss. See your audiologist for a hearing evaluation so you can identify the causes of your hearing loss and discover solutions. 

Your Hearing Evaluation: A Series of Painless Tests

Tests and procedures your audiologist may perform during your hearing evaluation include:

Otoscopy: Your doctor checks your ear canal for obstructions that could be blocking your hearing – including simple ear wax.
Pure Tone: This is a test that measures hearing levels in each ear.
Speech Discrimination: This test measures your ability to hear and understand speech.
Bone Conduction: With this test, your audiologist measures the way the small bones in your inner ears respond to sounds.
Tympanometry: A test to measure the movement of your eardrums.

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You’re an Important Part of the South Florida ENT Associates Family

Our team of audiologists, ear doctors, and other exceptional professionals look forward to meeting you at our clean, professional, and conveniently located office.

With 37 convenient locations across the South Florida area, we’re never far away.

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