ENT Virginia Beach
700 Independence Circle, Suite 2B
Virginia Beach, VA 23455 (757) 464-9165

Ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctors specialize in Otorhinolaryngology. These doctors treat patients of varying ages for anything from a child's perpetual ear infections to an adult's age-related hearing loss.

Hearing loss can be attributed to many things. Often, getting older is thought of as the main trigger, but there are many other factors Hearing Aidsthat could contribute to hearing loss.

Hearing loss can be due to three types of conditions:

Conductive hearing loss occurs because of middle ear problems. This can include problems with the middle ear, ear drum or the small bones surrounding those areas. Conductive hearing loss can be caused by things like ear infection, allergies, damaged or torn eardrum, benign tumors, impacted earwax, infection, fluid in the ear, or an abnormality in the outer or middle ear.

Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when there are nerve-related problems in the inner ear. It can be caused by loud noise exposure, head trauma, virus or disease, aging, inner ear malformation, a hereditary disorder called Otosclerosis, tumors or autoimmune inner ear disease.

Mixed hearing loss is when the loss of hearing is attributed to both conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, meaning that it could be any number of combinations of problems with any part of the ear.

Avoiding loud noises is one of the easiest ways to counter hearing loss. Using proper protective gear when encountering loud noises can also help to protect the ears.

Corticosteriods are often used in the treatment of sensorineural hearing loss. Conductive hearing loss, since it is usually caused by some kind of trauma, is normally helped by treating whatever the original trauma was. Hearing aids are used in both situations to help patients hear more clearly, especially in cases of mixed hearing loss.

Beach Ear Nose & Throat PC in Virginia Beach, VA pride themselves on evaluating every patient's needs on every single visit. Their open approach to treatment includes thoroughly discussing with each patient their needs and treatment plan. Visit www.beachent.net today to schedule an appointment.