Hearing Loss in North Texas

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what is Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss is the deprivation of hearing in one or both ears. This condition can range from mild to severe and can affect nearly anyone, but it most prevalent in people over the age of 60. It's very common — roughly one in eight people in the United States has some form of hearing loss. People who have diabetes or cancer are also more likely to suffer from this auditory condition. Have you noticed an onset of hearing loss? Contact Cross Timbers ENT to meet with one of our seasoned audiologists. We conveniently offer locations in Mansfield, Midlothian, and Arlington, TX.

what are the causes and symptoms of hearing loss?

Hearing loss is generally progressive, developing with advanced age. However, it can also be present at birth and affect patients of all ages. Hearing loss can be caused by damage or injury to the ear, buildup in earwax, infection, abnormal growths, or ruptured eardrum. Other factors that can lead to hearing loss include genetics, occupational noises, and certain illnesses. Signs and symptoms usually consist of difficulty understanding everyday conversation, asking others to repeat their words or speak more slowly, turning up the volume on the TV or phone, and withdrawal from social interaction. 

Hearing Loss FAQ

How many people have hearing loss?

According to government statistics, about 13% of the population over 12 years old (~30 million) has some level of hearing loss in both ears. About two percent of adults over 45 have disabling hearing loss.

Is hearing loss reversible?

Unfortunately, hearing loss caused by nerve damage due to the natural effects of aging, an injury, or loud sound exposure is usually not reversible. However, hearing loss caused by wax buildup and ear infections can typically be reversed or improved with treatment.

How is hearing loss treated?

Hearing loss is treated accordingly to its cause and can include:

  • Earwax removal
  • Medication for ear infections
  • Hearing aids

How can I protect my hearing?

  • Wear ear protection around loud sounds (using power tools, concerts, fireworks, etc.)
  • Wear earplugs when swimming and/or use drying drops
  • Keep your ears clean
  • Don’t put cotton swabs or other instruments deep into your ear ­­– cleaning the outer part is OK

learn more about our hearing services

Thankfully, there are numerous solutions available today to improve hearing loss. At Cross Timbers ENT, we use various hearing tests to properly diagnose your condition and offer hearing aids for the treatment of hearing loss. To discover more, contact our office in Midlothian, Arlington, or Mansfield, TX. 

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