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What Conditions Can an Audiologist Treat?

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As far as your hearing health is concerned, an audiologist is the best type of expert to assess your condition. Booking an appointment with general medical care providers will limit the level of support, which could prevent you from leading the comfortable life that you deserve.

But what conditions can the audiologist actually treat you for? Let’s take a closer look.

Hearing loss

Hearing loss is the most common condition treated by audiologists. In fact, close to 50 million Americans suffer from some degree of hearing loss, ranging from mild cases through to severe and profound cases. From testing a patient's hearing to finding the best treatment, such as a variety of hearing aids and ALD devices, audiologists can go a long way to restoring a sense of normality by boosting the individual’s hearing profile in the most efficient manner. Greater clarity is assured.

Tinnitus

After hearing loss, tinnitus is the most common condition to impact the lives of modern people. It is characterized by hearing buzzes and whirling even when there is no external sound source. Tinnitus is a symptom of an underlying issue. The audiologist can get to the heart of those problems while also treating the impact of those noises too. Common solutions include hearing aids, sound therapy and tinnitus retraining therapy. Either way, it can prevent the condition from feeling debilitating.

Infections

The ears play a central role in many aspects of our health, which is why even a small infection can cause a lot of discomfort and problems. While many of the resulting problems are temporary, they need to be treated in an effective manner. Whether it’s medication or an alternative option, the audiologist is the best person to get your health back to normality. In addition to treating the inner and middle ear infections, they can examine whether the infection has spread to other areas.

Wax build up

While a little wax is healthy for the ears, a blockage can cause many problems ranging from lost hearing to tinnitus and related issues. You must resist the urge to self-diagnose in this area, as trying to unblock the ear when the damage is caused by another source is never wise. Conversely, an audiologist can inspect the ear before completing irrigation or other forms of treatment aimed at unblocking the ear. In many cases, the patient will enjoy instant relief for restored hearing and reduced discomfort.

Balance problems

As well as being the receptacles that transmit sound to the brain, the ears are integral for our balance. A number of balance issues such as vertigo often stem from problems in the ear. If there is a disequilibrium, the audiologist is the best person to investigate the reasons why. The findings will enable the audiologist to find the best treatment for immediate relief and ongoing improvement. Even migraines can sometimes be attributed to issues with the ears. Do not ignore the problems.

An audiologist can help you with treatments for a number of conditions related to the ear. Whether your symptoms are mild or severe, booking an appointment as soon as possible is the way to go.


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