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What Could Be Causing Your Sudden Hearing Loss?

by | Feb 9, 2018 | Expert Insights, Patient Resources | 0 comments

Sudden hearing loss can be very distressing.

It can turn your life upside down, make social situations challenging and affect your balance.

And it’s more common than you might think. Up to 30 in every 100,000 people in the United States will experience sudden hearing loss at some point in their lives.

If it happens to you, act fast

Symptoms of sudden hearing loss will often occur in just one ear. They can include ringing in your ear (tinnitus), an increase in pressure in your ear, difficulty hearing, and/or dizziness.

If you’re suffering from it, then it is important that you seek medical help straight away.

Prompt treatment can ensure that the damage is limited, and your chances of recovery will be maximized.

In many cases, two weeks is the critical window during which you need to get treatment.

Finding out what the problem is

At Acadian Hearing and Speech Services, we offer a Diagnostic Audiologic Evaluation for people who experience sudden hearing loss.

This evaluation is designed to identify what the problem with your hearing is, and how best to treat it. It will determine the extent of your hearing loss, the type of hearing loss that you’re experiencing, and what might have caused it.

Getting all the answers you need

We know that it can be very worrying to experience hearing loss, so we make sure that you get enough time with your audiologist after testing to review your hearing test in detail, answer any questions you may have, and formulate a treatment plan.

Don’t delay, book your Diagnostic Audiologic Evaluation today.

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Dr. Heidi J Sorrells - Audiologist

Dr. Heidi J. Sorrells obtained her doctorate degree from Salus University in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. She is a certified audiologist by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and she holds a Louisiana and a Texas audiology license. Dr. Sorrells enjoys all aspects of working in a private practice audiology clinic but especially loves the challenges of vestibular (balance) assessment and rehabilitation.