Try Our Hearing Solutions in Mansfield & Arlington, TX Today
Hearing loss is something no one wants to think about, but it’s an all-too-common reality for many Arlington and Mansfield, TX residents. Maybe your hearing is slightly muffled, or perhaps your hearing loss has progressed to being unable to understand a person’s speech. No matter the severity of your condition, Cross Timbers ENT wants to help. We realize that this can be an emotional time, but our compassionate doctors will work with you to come up with the best hearing solution for you.
Causes of Hearing Loss: Loud Noise, Ear Disorders, and More
Hearing loss happens for a wide variety of reasons, some out of your control. We’re often told not to listen to loud music because it can damage your hearing, and it’s true. Too-loud sounds may cause permanent hearing loss over time, or a sudden noise like an explosion can result in immediate hearing loss. Some ear diseases and conditions may also lead to hearing loss, including otosclerosis, autoimmune disorders, acoustic neuroma, and more. Traumatic head injuries can also cause hearing loss if damage is done to the eardrum or middle ear. Discuss your circumstance with your Cross Timbers ENT doctor, and they will help you determine if you’re at risk for future hearing loss.
Have You Considered Cochlear Implants?
Cochlear™ is perhaps the most recognizable brand in hearing solutions for its expertly designed cochlear implants. These hearing solutions are electronic devices that are implanted externally behind the ear. Once in place, many people believe that cochlear implants function like hearing aids. However, this is not the case. Cochlear implants bypass ear damage to transmit sound directly to the auditory nerve. The drawback of cochlear implants, though, is that the patient must relearn hearing through the implant, as it won’t sound the same as with normal hearing. Your trusted Cross Timbers ENT team can walk you through the advantages and disadvantages of cochlear implants.