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Houston ENT and Allergy Blog

What are the Different Types (Styles) of Hearing Aids?

By:
Mark Nichols, MD
August 22, 2017
June 28, 2019 10:36 PM
hearing aids

Hearing aids are tiny electronic devices you wear behind or in your ear. People with hearing loss are able to listen better because the aids make some sounds louder and/or clearer. If you have hearing loss, a hearing aid can make it easier for you to communicate and participate better in your daily activities.… Read More

What is a Light Driven Hearing Aid? (Reasons, Uses, and Benefits)

By:
Mark Nichols, MD
August 16, 2017
June 28, 2019 10:38 PM
hearing aids

  Hearing aids are an extraordinary advancement that has enhanced the lives of many people. Being able to hear sound and interpret it into meaning is a complex process that instantly occurs. You do it all day, both on purpose and without realizing it. However, you may take “hearing” for granted, until you realize you have a hearing problem through your own realization or through a hearing test.… Read More

What is a Hearing Test? (Types and Reasons)

By:
Mark Nichols, MD
July 19, 2017
June 28, 2019 10:28 PM
hearing aids, hearing test

It might be disheartening to you to think that you could be suffering from hearing loss. But what you might not realize is that the longer you wait to get your hearing tested and address the problem, the more severe your condition can get. What’s more, you might not realize that you can significantly improve your quality of life by using modern solutions for hearing loss, such as the Cochlear implant or hearing aids.… Read More

Hard of Hearing Causes and Treatment Options

By:
Mark Nichols, MD
July 07, 2017
June 28, 2019 10:27 PM
hearing aids, hearing implants, hearing loss, hard of hearing

The term hard of hearing or HoH refers to someone who is unable to hear well. When you’re hard of hearing, life can be difficult. You don’t look as though you have a disability. Therefore, it can often be difficult for people you meet to understand that you're not the same as them.… Read More

What is Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)? (Causes and Effects)

By:
Chuck Leider
June 27, 2017
June 27, 2017 01:15 PM
hearing aids, hearing loss

It’s perfectly natural to hear all manner of sounds in your normal living environment each and every day. For example, you hear sounds from the radio, television, conversations, and traffic during the day and night. What’s not natural is when these sounds are too loud. Even if only heard for a brief time, loud noises can damage delicate components in your ears and can be the cause of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Below, we look at NIHL, its causes, effects, and at what you can do if you think you’ve been affected.… Read More

When should I consider getting a Hearing Aid? (Signs, Reasons, and Indications)

By:
Mark Nichols, MD
June 21, 2017
June 28, 2019 10:29 PM
hearing aids, hearing loss

  It can take a long time between initially noticing an issue with your hearing and actually acting on it. The earlier you take action, the more it helps you. When you can’t hear well, you may become disconnected and isolated, which most likely is frustrating to you and your loved ones.… Read More

Hearing Implants Can Be A Great Alternative to Hearing Aids

If you've worn hearing aids for several years, then you know what they require in terms of care and maintenance. At Houston ENT & Allergy in Memorial City, we've helped many patients choose the right hearing aids, but there are certain cases where implants make more sense for correcting hearing loss. Instead of constantly adjusting the settings, changing the batteries, and checking to see if they're working, you can replace your hearing aids with Esteem® Implants.… Read More

Hearing Aids Can Help Return Life to Normal

Admitting that your hearing isn't as great as it once was can be difficult for many people. It can begin with simply not being able to hear certain sounds, or having to concentrate to hear everything someone is saying. You might be sitting in church or at the movies, and notice that the speaking volume seems lower, and if the tone drops too low, you can't hear anything at all. At Houston ENT & Allergy in Pearland, we've worked with many patients who have experienced gradual hearing loss. We offer several options in terms of hearing aids and other devices that will help you return your life to normal.… Read More

Hearing Aids from Your Pearland ENT Clinic

Dealing with hearing loss is something that people can struggle with and at Houston ENT & Allergy, we never like seeing someone become overwhelmed by a decrease in their hearing. The loss can happen gradually, or it can occur suddenly, but whatever the case may be, we're here to help. As your ear, nose, and throat clinic in Pearland, we can help with any hearing problem that you're experiencing, and provide adequate relief or assistance to improve your hearing once more.… Read More

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