Hearing loss affects an estimated 20-million Americans, and ranges in severity from a minor nuisance to a profound disability. It can be a frightening and isolating condition in its more severe forms.
The ear is an exquisite device providing the input necessary for us to live in the hearing world. As with most valuable things, the ear is as fragile as it is useful. There are many things that can affect any or all parts of the outer, middle, and inner ear.
If you have hearing loss, regardless of the cause, you’ll receive a comprehensive medical evaluation of the ears from one of our physicians (otologists) specializing in the ear and hearing.
Once evaluated, you may benefit from medical or surgical intervention. Or, you might seek further evaluation from a UT Southwestern Medical Center audiologist to determine whether hearing aids, cochlear implants, or other forms of rehabilitation would be appropriate.