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Don't Wait to Have Your Hearing Tested

August 30th, 2016 | 1 min. read

By Mark Nichols, MD

dreamstime_xxl_35814814Hearing loss isn't something anyone wants to deal with, but putting off having your hearing tested can be even more serious of a matter. If you've noticed a slight ringing in your ears, or you're having trouble hearing sounds you didn't before, it's important to schedule an appointment with a knowledgeable ENT doctor. At Houston ENT & Allergy in Memorial City, we can properly diagnose your hearing loss and help you understand what led to it in the first place.

Testing Early

By testing your hearing early, it's possible to detect problems before they become major issues. Even partial loss in one ear can be an indicator of a serious problem, and discovering the source can save you from total loss in both ears. Some hearing loss can be expected with age, but if you've noticed a serious decline in your ability to hear over a short amount of time, it's imperative to have your ears examined. Whether it's conductive hearing loss, which affects the outer and middle ear, or sensorineural loss, which occurs in the inner ear, we'll provide the necessary treatment and recommendations to correct the issue.

It's often thought that only those who are exposed to loud noises on a regular basis will experience serious hearing loss, but anyone can lose their hearing, no matter the environment in which they work or live. It's important to listen to what your body is telling you, and if you notice a drastic change, to see an ENT specialist right away. Contact us today in Memorial City to schedule your initial appointment.



Author: Mark Nichols, MD

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Mark Nichols, MD

Mark Lynn Nichols, M.D., received his Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Pharmacy in 1983, prior to his entering the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, where he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine with Highest Honors. Following his Internship in General Surgery, and Residency in Otolaryngology at UTMB, Dr. Nichols did a Fellowship in Otology-Neurology at the Ear Research Foundation, in Sarasota, Florida. He is a member of several professional associations, and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology.