Norfolk Audiology provides solutions for your hearing, communication needs, and tinnitus concerns.
We offer diagnostic services for the following:
Tinnitus is a condition where a person experiences ringing in one or both ears. The noise is not totally limited to plain ringing in the ears, sometimes it could present as a buzzing, humming, or thumping sound without any external source.
Tinnitus is a common problem, affecting around 15% to 20% of people in the United States. In most cases, tinnitus is considered as a symptom of an underlying medical condition rather than a disease. It is usually linked to hearing loss, ear trauma, head injury, or a problem with the circulatory system, blood vessels, or arteries.
Treatment of tinnitus will greatly depend on its root cause which highlights the importance of getting an accurate tinnitus evaluation. At Norfolk Audiology, we provide tinnitus diagnostic services to evaluate the type of tinnitus and create a personalized approach to manage tinnitus.
A hearing or audiological test is performed to test for tinnitus. The results of the hearing test will be correlated with results considered normal for a patient’s age bracket. The data gathered from the hearing test will help rule out or identify possible causes of tinnitus.
Hearing loss is a common auditory concern caused by aging, noise, disease, certain drugs, and heredity. People diagnosed with hearing loss may find it difficult to communicate with friends and family, and may also notice that their performance at work or school may also be affected.
Undiagnosed hearing loss may lead to social withdrawal, social isolation, depression, or anxiety. Sometimes, people with hearing loss may be mistaken to be confused, uncooperative, or unresponsive because they don’t hear well and withdraw from social situations.
If you suspect that you or a loved one may have a hearing problem, consult an audiologist right away. Norfolk Audiology offers a wide range of diagnostic services for hearing loss to address the problem efficiently. We offer hearing aids, assistive listening devices, aural rehabilitation, tinnitus treatment, custom hearing protection, and communication strategies to give our patients a holistic approach to hearing loss management.
Meniere’s disease is an inner ear disorder that can primarily lead to vertigo and hearing loss. Meniere’s disease can occur at any age, but it is more common among young and middle-aged individuals. This is considered a chronic condition, but there are several treatments that can help relieve symptoms and minimize their long-term impact.
Norfolk Audiology performs diagnostic services for Meniere’s disease. We do this through a series of evaluations including a hearing test and a thorough discussion of a patient’s medical history. To be diagnosed with Meniere’s disease, the following must be present:
- Two episodes of vertigo, each lasting between 20 minutes to 12 hours
- Hearing loss verified by a hearing test
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) occurs after inner ear damage. A person diagnosed with SNHL may have problems with the nerve pathways lining the inner ear toward the brain. With sensorineural hearing loss, soft sounds may be difficult to hear and loud sounds may sound muffled or distorted. Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common type of permanent hearing loss.
Hearing aids are the top solution for sensorineural hearing loss. A series of diagnostic tests will be performed to diagnose sensorineural hearing loss including a physical inspection of the ears, tuning fork tests, and audiograms.
Norfolk Audiology: Hearing Diagnostic Service Provider in Norfolk, NE
Norfolk Audiology is committed to providing world-class hearing healthcare services to residents of Norfolk and nearby communities. We believe in patient-centered care, focusing on individual goals, lifestyle, and communication gaps of our patients that need to be filled.
We believe that the journey to better hearing starts with an accurate diagnosis of your hearing concerns.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation!