About 12% of the U.S. population (or 38 million Americans) have a significant hearing loss. Fortunately, there are many treatments and assistive devices available to help patients with hearing loss improve their communication ability.
At York ENT Surgical Consultants in Hinsdale, the highly-trained audiologists treat both adults and children. They evaluate each patient and will work with the family, if necessary, to provide an individualized treatment plan. The audiologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss, hearing loss prevention, and counseling for those that experience hearing difficulties.
The staff is sensitive to the fact that hearing loss can adversely affect the quality of life not only for the person with the hearing loss but for their loved ones as well. Our audiologists and physicians are experienced in understanding the transition back into the “hearing world” and are able to teach both patients and family members strategies for better communication, including the use of nonverbal cues, body language, appropriate context and how to maximize the features of their hearing aid in every listening environment. Professional, empathetic, and frequent follow up sessions following the hearing aid fitting will provide peace of mind and guidance in managing chronic hearing loss and tinnitus.
View the audiology teams video blogs below to learn more about various topics related to hearing aids and treatment for hearing loss.