Acquired Deafness – Loss of hearing that occurs or develops sometime in the course of a lifetime, but is not present at birth.
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) –
Inability of an individual with normal hearing and intelligence to differentiate, recognize or
understand sounds normally.
Conductive Hearing Loss – Hearing loss caused by an abnormal transmission of sound in the outer or middle ear. Most common in children.
Congenital Hearing Loss – The presence of hearing loss at or before birth.
Balance Disorder – Disruption in the labyrinth, the inner ear organ that controls the balance system, which allows individuals to know where their bodies are in the environment. The labyrinth works with other systems in the body, such as the visual and
skeletal systems, to maintain posture.
Hearing Disorder – A general term used to describe any disruption in the normal auditory process.
Hearing Loss – Disruption in the normal process that may occur in either the outer, middle, or inner ear, whereby sound waves are not conducted to the inner ear, converted to electrical signals and/or nerve impulses are not transmitted to the brain to be interpreted as sound.
Ménière’s Disease – An inner ear disorder that can affect both hearing and balance and is usually associated with vertigo (feeling like you’re spinning when you’re really not), hearing loss, roaring tinnitus, and the sensation of fullness in the ear.
*We help with the diagnosis, and ENT physicians guide the treatment.
Sensorineural Hearing Loss – Hearing loss caused by damage to the sensory cells and/or nerve fibers of the inner ear. The most common type of hearing loss in adulthood.
Sudden Hearing Loss – Loss of hearing that occurs quickly due to such causes as an explosion or a viral infection.
Noise–Induced Hearing Loss – Hearing loss caused by exposure to very loud sounds (either very loud impulse sound(s) or repeated exposure to sounds over 90–decibel level over an extended period of time) that damages the sensitive structures of the inner ear.
Tinnitus – Sensation of a ringing, roaring, or buzzing sound in the ears or head. It is often associated with many forms of hearing loss and noise exposure.
Vertigo – Illusion of movement; a sensation as if the external world were revolving around an individual (objective vertigo) or as if the individual were revolving in space (subjective vertigo).
The above conditions are some of the most common conditions treated. We offer skilled care for numerous other related medical conditions. If you need care for a condition not listed here, please call 812-450-5000
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