Hearing Loss in Long Island, NY
Hearing loss may be complete or a gradual reduction in your ability to hear well. Some people have hearing loss and do not realize it until they are assessed. Eunice E. Park, MD, is a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose, and throat (otolaryngology) specialist who diagnoses and treats hearing loss in children, adolescents and adults living in Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York.
What is Hearing Loss?
When most people hear the phrase “hearing loss,” they think about a complete loss of hearing. Hearing loss, though, has several levels of severity. You may have a gradual loss of hearing in environments with background noise, or you may notice that you need to turn up your television to hear the program. Understanding the nature of your hearing loss is important so that you can make informed decisions about treatment. Dr. Eunice E. Park is an ENT specialist who offers evaluations, diagnostics and treatment for hearing loss.
Benefits of Treatment for Hearing Loss
Hearing is an important sense that helps you enjoy and navigate life. Treatment for hearing loss helps restore any hearing capabilities that you may no longer have so that you feel more comfortable in every setting.
What are the Common Symptoms of Hearing Loss?
The symptoms of hearing loss may be situational, such as:
- Having difficulty hearing over the phone
- Not being able to follow a conversation in small groups
- Having people tell you that the television is too loud
- Having to concentrate and strain to understand conversational voices
- Having trouble hearing in noisy settings
- Not being able to determine where a sound comes from
- Needing to ask people to repeat what they say
- Having a hard time with certain types of voices, such as children’s and women’s voices
How is Hearing Loss Diagnosed and Treated?
Your evaluation for hearing loss begins with Dr. Park asking questions about your ability to hear in specific environments. She may conduct a hearing test that creates sounds at different levels. A physical examination may also provide insight about your hearing loss.
Hearing aids are the most common treatment for hearing loss. If your hearing loss is caused by an ear infection, Dr. Park will treat the infection before recommending treatment for hearing loss.
How Much Does Treatment for Hearing Loss Cost in Long Island, NY?
Your treatment for hearing loss may be covered by medical insurance. We will review your coverage after your consultation with Dr. Park. The out-of-pocket estimate may change based on the services provided and determination by the insurance carrier. For your portion of the cost, we offer several convenient payment options, including cash, checks and major credit cards.
Hearing loss may happen suddenly or be a gradual reduction in your ability to hear in certain settings. Eunice E. Park, MD, is an ENT specialist who offers hearing loss treatments for children, adolescents and adults in Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.