At Puget Sound ENT, we focus on connecting you to the world by evaluating, diagnosing and treating hearing loss in teens and adults. We offer a personalized solution to improve your hearing. Through hearing testing, we assess your listening needs and prescribe the level of technology that is best suited to your listening environments. A hearing assessment may result in the recommendation of traditional hearing aids, CROS (Contralateral routing of signal) and BAHA (bone-anchored hearing aid) for single-sided deafness or cochlear implant. Our licensed audiologists will guide you through the entire process.
In addition to assisting you with the new device selection, counseling, fitting and adjustment, we may recommend accessories such as remote microphones and Bluetooth connection to your phone or TV, to further enhance your listening. We also reprogram current hearing devices, fit here or elsewhere. We offer hearing aid repairs, cleaning supplies and batteries.
Hearing aids come in many sizes and styles based on performance capabilities. Many things factor into selecting the right hearing aid including individual hearing loss, listening environments, options required, cosmetic considerations, manual functionality, and budget. The experts at Puget Sound ENT will help guide you through the process from the start.
Clean your hearing aid per the manufacturer’s recommendations, avoid hair products, be sure to avoid moisture and excessive heat, power off hearing aids during down time, replace dead batteries quickly, and plan to schedule a follow up visit with Puget Sound ENT for a check-up.
Hearing loss can most often be categorized into three categories: conductive (caused by a condition or disease that impedes the movement of sound waves), sensorineural (damage to the neurons in the inner ear), or central (originates from the central nervous system or the brain). The treatment options vary based on the type of hearing loss that’s occurred.