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Good hearing can be a crucial part of good health. It helps you stay safe. It keeps you connected to others. And it helps you share the joys of life. Hearing lets you experience the sounds of birds chirping, an exultant symphony and children giggling at play.
Audiology experts at Winchester Hospital are dedicated to helping you hear your best. We offer a wide array of hearing tests to evaluate suspected hearing loss. Based on your test results, we may recommend treatment with our Ear, Nose & Throat specialists or hearing aids and assistive devices. You’ll find a full range of hearing aids onsite. We can help you find the best device for your specific needs.
The treatment that’s right for you depends on the type of hearing loss you have and its underlying cause.
If you have sudden hearing loss, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. Often, however, hearing loss symptoms develop gradually. You may not notice it at first. Asking yourself these questions may help you determine if you could have a hearing problem.
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might benefit from a hearing test.
There are many potential causes of hearing loss. Some of these causes include:
As part of your diagnosis, we may do tests to determine which part of your ear is affected, the degree of hearing loss and its cause.
Treatments for hearing loss depend on the type of hearing loss and its cause.
Doctors can often help conductive hearing loss with medical or surgical treatment. Sensorineural hearing loss is usually permanent. However, hearing aids and other assistive devices may be helpful.