A Guide About The Technical Evaluations That Help in Identifying Hearing Disorders 

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Hearing disorders can stem out from ordinary ear infections and develop into far more serious troubles that can lead to hearing loss and deafness. So, whatever trouble you’re experiencing, big or small, it’s always a good idea to get your ear checked at a good audiology clinic like the Audiologie Centre Ouest. This clinic and others of the same class follow routine tests to determine the type of problem you’re facing and then come up with a treatment for the same. In other words, screening and evaluation comes before the treatment. A few such technical evaluations that are known to offer accurate results are listed below.

Technical Evaluations of Importance 

Hearing disorder can be a result of many non-serious to serious medical conditions as listed below. 

  • Concussion 
  • Head trauma
  • Tinnitus
  • Ear infection/inflammation
  • Medicines for CNS 

Whatever the reasons, auditory problems accompany certain symptoms and some of the commonest of those troubles that are identified during technical evaluations are listed below. 

  1. Vertigo Clinic

This department at Audiology Center West is dedicated towards identifying hearing problems that cause imbalance. Only after the source of the problem is located that the equilibrium can be restored. Some symptoms that relate to such disorders include the following. 

  • It’s impossible to walk in darkness. 
  • It gets difficult to walk in a straight line. 
  • There’s dizziness and nausea that accompany every walk that the patient takes. 
  • It gets increasingly painstaking to determine the direction from where the sound is coming. 

The vertigo clinic at Audiology Center West carries out the following evaluations to determine the source of the problem. 

  • VNG assessment test
  • Visual tests 
  • Assessment of oscillopsia
  • Positional testing
  1. Tinnitus Clinic

Tinnitus and hyperacusis are the 2 major faulty-hearing reasons that are associated with medical conditions like a concussion. 

More specifically, Tinnitus is a medical term that defines the perception of sound that the patient hears within the ears and the head despite there’s no stimulus. Once detected with tinnitus, the two most effective therapies that can be used for improvement are ‘Zen Therapy’ and ‘Tinnitus Retraining Therapy’. 

  1. Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) 

As the name suggests, this hearing disorder is a result of auditory signals being processed abnormally. The faulty functioning can lead to a number of problems like:

  • Difficulty in determining the sound source.
  • Difficulty in identifying auditory patterns.
  • Difficulty in understanding a conversation when there’s background noise. 

It can also make the patient tone deaf. 

One of the best ways to provide therapy to treat this condition and reduce its impact is using an FM system. 

As an end note, do not ignore your auditory health since ears balance the body. 

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