If you can’t hear things as well as you used to, it’s important to consult with an audiologist. At Advanced ENT & Allergy, ENT specialists Timothy Queen, MD, Nancy Gibson, FNP-BC, Kristi Pham, MSN, FNP-BC, and the team provide various audiology services to people of all ages, including hearing tests, audiological evaluations, and ear surgery. To make an appointment, call the office in Newport News, Virginia, or click the online booking feature today.
Audiology is a medical specialty that diagnoses and treats hearing and balance disorders. The Advanced ENT & Allergy team uses audiology to educate people about the importance of healthy hearing and prevent conditions like hearing loss, vertigo, and tinnitus from getting worse.
Make an audiology appointment at Advanced ENT & Allergy if you experience lasting changes to your hearing that don’t improve. That’s especially true if you:
You should also make an appointment if you have difficulty hearing at work-related events like meetings, mixers, or conventions.
No two audiology appointments are the same. The team at Advanced ENT & Allergy tailors the appointment based on the reason for your visit. The most common reason for an audiology appointment is hearing loss.
If you’re experiencing hearing loss or have ringing in your ears, your provider uses a tool called an otoscope to examine the inside of your ear. Afterward, they conduct a complete audiology evaluation, including measuring the pressure inside your eardrum, pure-tone testing to determine how well you can hear, and speech recognition tests.
After determining the cause of your hearing loss, your provider develops a custom treatment plan.
Hearing loss can’t be cured, but it’s possible to reduce additional complications and improve your quality of life with early diagnosis and treatment. Depending on the cause of your hearing loss, the team might recommend:
Following a physical exam, a review of your medical records, and a discussion of your goals, the team at Advanced ENT & Allergy can make recommendations that align with your needs.
To see if you can benefit from audiology, make an appointment at Advanced ENT & Allergy by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.