There are many services Allergy and ENT Associates has to offer that relate to your ears, nose, and throat. In some cases, you may need to make an appointment with an audiologist to ensure that your ears are in good shape because there are several conditions that can disrupt hearing. Here are some signs you need to see an audiologist that you should be paying attention to.
Issues With Hearing
If you find yourself constantly having trouble hearing the TV or mishearing conversations, then you may want to see an audiologist. Hearing loss usually happens gradually over time, so if you begin to notice it, make an appointment to see a doctor so they can complete the necessary tests as soon as possible.
Ringing in the Ears
You may also be experiencing ringing in your ears. While it’s perfectly normal for this to happen for a short period, if it happens long-term, a more serious issue could be at play, including hearing loss or tinnitus. An audiologist will be able to give you the treatment you need, such as a hearing aid or a masking device.
Recurring Ear Infections
Ear infections typically occur more often in childhood, but having them often in adulthood is another sign you need to see an audiologist. Ear infections can cause pain and ringing in the ears—and if they happen frequently, that could point to a larger issue at play that requires medical attention.
It can be difficult to keep your ears clean without damaging them, but you may still have a lot of earwax buildup, which can lead to several issues. The good news is that an audiologist can remove wax safety with an ear lavage or other forms for treatment.
Believe it or not, if you have issues balancing, it could be related to your ears. This is often due to vertigo and other balance disorders. A balancing issue could require surgery, which is why you should see an ENT in Sugar Land or at Allergy and ENT Associates’ other locations in the Houston area.