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Roberts Hearing Clinic strives to provide the very best in hearing diagnostics for children and adults.
We use the latest in advanced hearing diagnostic technology to determine the function of the hearing mechanism while developing an appropriate treatment strategy for hearing improvement. Dr. Roberts has over 36 years experience in hearing assessment and management and works closely with area physicians treating patients with hearing disorders.
Audiological Services Include
  • Hearing Screenings
  • Comprehensive Audiological Testing
  • Middle Ear Assessments
  • Industrial Hearing Assessments
  • Auditory Brainstem Audiometry
  • Otoacoustic Emissions Testing
  • Tinnitus Evaluations
Audiological Services Include

It is estimated that over 20 million Americans are affected by some degree of hearing loss. While some hearing loss may only minimally impact a person’s daily life due to the slight and/or temporary nature of their hearing loss, others experience significant communication difficulties.

Below, is information on the common types of hearing loss, their causes and treatment strategies.

Conductive

Hearing Loss
A conductive hearing loss occurs when there is a disruption of sound transmission through the outer and/or middle ear. Conductive hearing losses usually cause a reduction of loudness, often affecting the ability to hear faint sounds.

Common Causes of Conductive hearing loss

  • Outer and middle ear infections
  • Tympanic membrane (ear drum) perforations
  • Malformation of the middle ear bones
  • Absent or tiny ear canal
  • Benign Tumors

Treatment Strategies

  • Medical and surgical intervention is often very successful in treating this type of hearing loss
  • If medical management is not indicated, hearing aids are highly effective in improving hearing.

Sensorineural

Hearing Loss
A sensorineural hearing loss occurs when there is damage or disease of the cochlea (inner ear organ) and/or hearing nerve that transmits sound to the brain. Unfortunately this type of hearing loss not only affects the loudness of sound but also affects the understanding of speech in most cases.

Common causes of Sensorineural hearing loss

  • Aging
  • Noise exposure or trauma
  • Genetics
  • Head Injury
  • Prescription drugs
  • Inner ear disease
  • Inner ear infections.

Treatment Strategies

  • Medical or surgical intervention is not often successful in treating this type of hearing loss.
  • Hearing conservation in the case of noise exposure
  • Hearing aids especially digital devices can be very effective in improving hearing.

Central

Hearing Loss

A central hearing loss referred to as a central auditory processing disorder is a problem that lies in the central nervous system within the brain. In this type of hearing loss, the individual although having normal peripheral (outer and inner ear) hearing, experiences significant difficulty understanding conversation. This is especially apparent in groups of people or noisy environments due to the central nervous systems inability to filter competing auditory signals.

Treatment Stategies

  • Listening enhancement strategies
  • Language therapy in the case of a child.
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