Hearing Loss

Like all senses, we are only aware of it when it is reduced. Early signs of hearing loss include difficulty in understanding conversations in a noisy environment or turning up the volume on the television or telephone. Often the first signs that there are problems is when friends or family point out that you may be missing things. An assessment of the ears is generally a fairly straightforward process.

Priy Silva would take a medical history, examine you and assess your hearing formally. Broadly speaking there are two types of hearing loss. Conduction type hearing loss relates to the mechanical conduction of sound and nerve type hearing loss. Depending on the type of hearing loss, we will tailor your treatment to you.

If you do have hearing loss, it doesn’t immediately mean that a hearing aid is required.

Occasionally there are medical or surgical procedures available that may be able to improve your hearing. This of course will be dependant on what the underlying problem is. Your chosen ENT specialist will be able to provide you with various options and discuss with you what will be the most appropriate solution for you.

If a hearing aid is felt necessary then you will be referred to a specialist audiologist who will provide you with a range of options for you to try. High street audiology facilities can test your hearing but they may not be able to necessarily provide you with an unbiased medical opinion and provide you with the range of options available to you.

In any case, where you need to get expert care from a qualified ENT specialist consultant in Oxford, you can book your consultation today. Firstly, please get in touch with our team by filling out the form here.