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Birmingham, AL | ENT Specialists
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Audiology Services in Birmingham, AL

At ExcelENT of Alabama, our experienced doctors specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of ear infections in both children and adults. Ear infections, also known as otitis media, occur when an infection or fluid builds up in the middle ear, causing earaches and discomfort. These infections are often associated with conditions such as the cold, flu, sinus problems, or respiratory issues.

Our skilled ENT doctors specialize in diagnosing and treating a wide range of ear-related conditions. With our expertise and dedication, we’re committed to providing comprehensive care to ensure optimal ear health.

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Hearing Aid Solutions & Support

We offer a wide range of hearing aids from leading manufacturers, carefully selected to meet various lifestyle and hearing needs. Our team works closely with you to determine the most suitable hearing aid style, technology, and features for your requirements. We provide comprehensive hearing aid fittings, ensuring proper programming and adjustments for optimal comfort and performance.

Additionally, our team offers ongoing support, maintenance, and follow-up services to ensure your continued satisfaction with your hearing aids. Our goal is to enhance your quality of life by improving your hearing capabilities and reconnecting you with the sounds you love.

Comprehensive Audiology Services

We offer a wide range of audiology services to address your hearing needs.

Our services include:

  • Comprehensive audiogram testing for children and adults
  • Tympanometry and acoustic reflex testing
  • Assessment and treatment of balance disorders related to the inner ear
  • Hearing aids
  • Assistive listening accessories and devices, such as TV Ears and amplification of your TV, doorbell, and phone
  • Participating provider of Caption Call, a free captioned telephone
  • Custom hearing protection, ear molds, musician earplugs and ear monitors
Frequently Asked Questions

Audiology FAQs

Comprehensive audiogram testing is conducted to assess the full range of your hearing abilities. It helps identify the specific frequencies and intensity levels at which you may have difficulty hearing, allowing our audiologists to tailor appropriate treatment options based on your unique hearing profile.

Hearing loss is categorized into different degrees based on the severity of impairment:

  • Mild: Individuals with mild hearing loss can still hear speech sounds but may struggle to hear soft or quiet sounds.
  • Moderate: Those with moderate hearing loss have difficulty hearing speech at a normal volume and may rely on amplified or louder sounds to understand conversation.
  • Severe: Individuals with severe hearing loss cannot hear speech at a normal volume and typically only perceive loud sounds.
  • Profound: Profound hearing loss refers to the most significant degree of hearing impairment, where individuals cannot hear speech and rely mainly on extremely loud sounds for auditory input.

Understanding the degrees of hearing loss helps determine the appropriate interventions, such as hearing aids, assistive devices, or other treatment options, to improve communication and quality of life. Consultation with an ENT professional is essential for accurate diagnosis and personalized management of hearing loss.

Hearing loss can be classified into different categories based on various characteristics:

  • Unilateral or bilateral: hearing loss in one or both ears
  • Symmetrical or asymmetrical: hearing loss that is the same in both ears or different between ears
  • Progressive or sudden: hearing loss that worsens over time or happens quickly
  • Fluctuating or stable: hearing loss that gets better or worse over time or stays the same over time.
  • Congenital or acquired/delayed onset: hearing loss is present at birth or appears later in life

Understanding the characteristics of hearing loss helps guide the appropriate diagnostic and treatment approaches. Consulting with an audiologist or hearing healthcare professional is recommended for a comprehensive evaluation and personalized management plan.

To schedule an appointment with one of our Birmingham ENT specialists, call us at (205) 988-6858, or send us an appointment request.

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