Hearing Loss Specialist

Beach Cities ENTS

Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists located in Torrance, CA

Hearing loss can make you feel lonely, depressed, and isolated. At Beach Cities ENTS, in Torrance, California, the board-certified team of ear, nose, and throat specialists provides solutions to not only get to the root of your hearing loss, but also help you to hear better. The South Bay area practice offers a wide range of services for people struggling with hearing loss, and you can even get help with hearing aid placement and maintenance. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.

Hearing Loss Q & A

What causes hearing loss?

Hearing loss is a common problem, especially among older adults. If you're having problems with your hearing, your symptoms might be caused by:

  • Exposure to loud noises
  • Ear injuries
  • Chronic infections
  • Shingles
  • Diabetes
  • Strokes
  • Tumors
  • High blood pressure
  • Certain medications
  • Smoking

You might also have an obstruction in your ear. Ear wax often builds up and blocks the ear passages. Foreign objects or other structures in the ear canal can also affect your hearing. 

At Beach Cities ENTS, your physician performs in-depth tests to get to the root of your hearing loss. You can also work with an audiologist to determine the extent of the problem. 

Once the evaluation is complete, your physician helps you develop a treatment plan. Your care plan is designed to resolve any infections or injuries. 

Is hearing loss a normal part of getting older?

Many people assume that hearing loss is inevitable, but most hearing problems can be treated or prevented. Your Beach Cities ENTS physician can help you learn to protect your hearing. The right preventive care may prevent future hearing loss. 

Managing chronic conditions is an essential part of preserving your hearing. Smoking, high blood pressure, and diabetes can all cause hearing loss. 

Obesity can also be a factor, but following a healthy lifestyle makes a big difference. Your physician can help you identify lifestyle changes that protect your hearing.

How is hearing loss treated?

Some hearing problems are easy to fix. If you have a minor obstruction in your ears, like wax build-up, the Beach Cities ENTS team removes it. Hearing loss caused by infections may also clear up after a round of antibiotics. 

Obstructions caused by tumors, growths, or a bone problem may need special care. In some cases, you might need to undergo surgery. 

All Beach Cities ENTS surgeons are board-certified. They have the necessary expertise to provide patients with top-quality surgical care. If you need surgery, your surgeon can help you choose the right procedure.

Ongoing hearing problems often require hearing aids. Beach Cities ENTS helps you choose a hearing aid that meets your needs and expectations. Not only do they provide you with the knowledge of the latest technologies available, but they also offer ongoing care, warranty, free reprogramming, and in-office maintenance. 

For evaluation for placement of hearing aids and care and maintenance of hearing aids, they recommend visiting Beach Cities Hearing Solutions.

Are you frustrated by hearing loss? Call Beach Cities ENTS today or schedule an appointment online.

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