Choosing a Hearing Aid

If you are missing parts of conversations and having to turn up the volume on the TV, it might be time to get your hearing checked and look into getting a hearing aid in Hollywood, FL. At South Florida ENT Associates we have offices in Hollywood, Weston, 2 offices in Pembroke Pines, Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton. Our team of ENTs and our audiologist provide a variety of services to help our patients with their hearing and multiple other conditions.

Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is most commonly caused by noise, aging, disease, and heredity. As many as one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 have hearing loss, according to the National Institute on Aging. After the age of 75, it rises to half. Loss of hearing as you age can lead to withdrawal, depression and other serious issues. If you can't hear well, you may be accused of being confused or unresponsive when all you are is hard of hearing. 

Hearing loss is not confined, however, to the elderly. It can be caused in younger people by otosclerosis, a bone growth located in the middle ear. It can also be caused by medical conditions including high blood pressure, diabetes and exposure to loud noises.

Hearing Aids

Hearing aids are small electronic devices that fit in your ear or behind your ear. They magnify sound both loud and soft and make it easier to participate in a conversation and in life again. Only 20 percent of people who would benefit from a hearing aid use one. A microphone, an amplifier and a speaker make up a hearing aid. 

A hearing aid in Hollywood, FL is not helpful with every type of hearing loss. They produce the best results for hearing loss due to damage to the sensory cells in the inner ear. It is usually the result of aging or being exposed to loud noises. 

Behind the ear, hearing aids have a case that fits behind the ear. This is where the electronics part of the hearing aid are located. A mold fits in the outer ear. Sounds travel from behind the ear to the outer ear and then inside.  

In the ear and in the canal, types of hearing aids are smaller and can be invisible. The type and severity of your hearing loss determines the best choice.  

When it is time to get a hearing aid in Hollywood, FL, South Florida ENT Associates is the place to go. With six offices, one is sure to be convenient. Contact us at Hollywood, FL (954) 966-7000Weston, and Ft. Lauderdale FL (954) 389-1414, Pembroke Pines, FL 954-438-1015, Pines Blvd Pembroke Pines, (954) 237-2505 and Boca Raton, FL, (561) 353-7377.

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