Are any of the following situations familiar to you?
- You have to constantly ask the people around you to repeat themselves.
- You find it difficult to follow conversations.
- People complain that you listen to the TV/radio at a volume that’s too high.
- You struggle with talking to people on the phone.
- You hear a consistent humming, ringing, and/or buzzing.
If so, it’s likely that you’re experiencing a degree of hearing loss that’s keeping you from living your life to the fullest. Here in Chicago, IL, Dr. Gary Wiesman and his team can provide a comprehensive diagnostic assessment to determine the cause and severity of your condition, and hearing aids are available to improve your day-to-day comprehension of the world around you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Hearing loss is a common consequence of old age, but it can also occur from constant exposure to loud noises, infections, physical trauma to the head, or even birth defects. Our evaluation will be as exhaustive as possible so that Dr. Wiesman can fully understand the extent of your condition and your candidacy for assistance. Painless and informative, Otoscopy will let us see that your ear canal is free of obstructions, like ear wax, which is sometimes the entire cause of a hearing problem. With the help of simple audiology tests, we’ll determine how capable you are of hearing tones at low frequency levels and repeating words that are spoken at comfortably routine volumes.
Hearing loss is connected to other serious health problems like cognitive and memory disorders, so an annual hearing checkup should be as routine as a trip to the dentist.
The routine use of a proper hearing aid has been shown through countless studies to provide patients with valuable benefits, helping them distinguish speech in both quiet and noisy situations and improving their overall wellbeing. In-the-ear hearing aids are typically ideal for patients with mild to moderate hearing loss, and they’re designed to fit inside in the area for a virtually invisible appearance. Some are designed for continuous wear - 24/7 for months at a time. Alternatively, behind-the-ear hearing aids are suitable for a wide range of hearing loss and have a sleek design that can blend in with a patient’s natural hair or skin color. The hearing aid recommended to you by Wiesman Nasal & Sinus will be the best option to meet your individual needs, aesthetic preferences, lifestyle, and financial budget.