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By Broward Center for Ear Nose Throat & Allergy
December 22, 2016
Category: ENT
Tags: Hearing Loss   Hearing Aids  

Find out what style of hearing aid might work best for your hearing needs.

No two people’s hearing loss is the same. This means that not all hearing aids will work the same way for everyone. This is why it’s so hearing aidimportant to visit our Pembroke Pines, FL otolaryngologists serving the Hollywood, FL area, Dr. Craig Shapiro and Dr. Sina Joorabchi, and our audiologist, Dr. Shonda Bailey (who will be happy to perform your hearing evaluation beforehand), to help you determine which hearing aid will best fit your goals, preferences and lifestyle.

There are so many different kinds of hearing aid styles out there including,

  • Behind-the-ear and “mini” behind-the-ear (BTE)
  • In-the-ear (ITE)
  • In-the-canal (ITC)
  • Completely-in-canal (CIC)

Since not all hearing aids are designed to work the same way, this is why it’s so important that you visit one of our Holleywood area ENT doctors to help you determine which hearing aid is the right one for you. There are two main types of electronics involved in hearing aids: analog and digital. While both can be used in a variety of different hearing aid styles, digital hearing aids often make it easier for our audiologist in Pembroke Pines to program and adjust the hearing aid to fit your specific needs and certain environments (e.g. noisy settings).

What type of hearing aid is right for me?

A lot will depend on the kind and severity of your hearing loss. If you are dealing with hearing loss in both ears, then you will most likely need two hearing aids to help you better understand those around you and to know the location of sounds.

One factor that a lot of patients consider when shopping for a hearing aid is the price. The kind of unique styles, features and preferences will affect the cost. Of course, price shouldn’t be the only determining factor, but there are some styles that will suit your needs better and make it easier to hear. They may be less expensive or they may be more, but how well you are able to hear with a specific style of hearing aid is really the most important.

Do you have questions about hearing aid styles? Ready to find out which one is right for you? Then call Broward Center for Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy in Pembroke Pines, FL and serving the Hollywood, FL area, to learn more.

By Broward Center for Ear Nose Throat & Allergy
March 15, 2016
Category: ENT
Tags: Hearing Loss  

One out of every eight people age 12 or older has some form of hearing loss in both ears, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, and many of them do not even realize they have it. Could you be one of the many Pembroke Pines residents suffering from hearing loss without even knowing it? If so, a trip to your ENT with Dr. Craig Shapiro & Dr. Sina Hearing LossJoorabchi in South Florida may be in order.

Common Hearing Loss Symptoms

Sometimes, the hardest part about diagnosing hearing loss is recognizing that it exists in the first place. For many people, hearing loss happens gradually over time. Therefore, you may not even realize that you are having hearing difficulties until you have significant hearing loss.

Do any of the following symptoms or descriptions apply to you? If so, schedule an appointmenwith doctors, Dr. Craig Shapiro & Dr. Sina Joorabchi, in Pembroke Pines to be tested for hearing loss as soon as possible.

  • You have difficulty hearing soft noises.
  • You have difficulty hearing when multiple people are talking at once.
  • It feels like everyone around you is always mumbling.
  • You have to turn your television or radio up loud to be able to hear it.
  • You frequently misunderstand what others around you are saying.
  • You frequently have to ask others to speak up or repeat themselves.
  • You attempt to read others' lips to help you understand them better.
  • You feel worn out after trying to listen for very long.
  • You avoid noisy social situations.

Treatment for Hearing Loss

While not all forms of hearing loss are reversible, your South Florida ENTs Dr. Craig Shapiro & Dr. Sina Joorabchi have several hearing loss treatments and solutions that may help you hear your best once again. These treatments include hearing aids, cochlear implants, surgery and even earwax removal.

Whether your hearing loss is mild or severe, you don't have to let it interfere with your daily life or with your relationships with your friends and family. Call Dr. Craig Shapiro & Dr. Sina Joorabchi in Pembroke Pines to set up an appointment to be evaluated for hearing loss today.