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Conditions & Treatments

Hearing disorders result in a sudden or gradual loss of hearing in one or both ears. Most hearing disorders can be successfully improved or resolved with hearing aids, implanted hearing devices, medications or surgery.

Conditions Treated

Hearing disorders treated at Temple include:

  • All types of hearing loss whether sudden or gradual, mild or severe, conductive or sensory
  • Tinnitus or ringing in the ears
  • Chronic ear disease or ear infections
  • Ear cysts, nodules, abnormal growths or tumors
  • Perforated ear drum
  • Abnormal bone growth of the middle ear, such as otosclerosis
  • Eustachian tube dysfunction, fluid in ears and ear fullness

Balance disorders can have many causes, including certain health conditions, medications or a problem in the inner ear or brain. Common balance disorders treated at Temple include:

Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Diagnosis 

Diagnostic tests available at the Temple Hearing and Balance Center include:

  • Hearing tests for adults and children, including high frequency testing
  • Cochlear implant candidacy testing
  • Ototoxicity monitoring for patients on chemotherapy or other medicines
  • State-of-the-art balance testing (VNG, VEMP, ECochG, etc.)
  • Auditory-evoked potentials testing (ABR, awake or sedated)
  • Newborn hearing screen and follow-up
  • Advanced middle ear and Eustachian tube testing

Treatment Options

Hearing disorders

  • Assistive listening devices and hearing aids

  • Cochlear implants, including hybrid implants

  • Bone-anchored hearing devices

  • Both minimally invasive and traditional ear surgical procedures

  • Custom ear molds for musicians, swimmers, etc.

  • Custom molds for Bluetooth devices and iPods

Balance disorders

  • Medication management
  • Minimally invasive and traditional surgical procedures
  • Ear injections of steroids or antibiotics to help dizziness
  • Balance physical therapy

Find a doctor near you, request an appointment, or call 800-TEMPLE-MED (800-836-7536) today.