Millions of Americans suffer from hearing loss and chronic ringing or buzzing in the ears. Dr. Levine and his audiology partners at the Advanced Audiology of New York will work together to diagnose and treat any hearing issue you may have.
Hearing loss is one of the most common ailments reported to Otolaryngologists. As of today, over 36 million Americans suffer from some sort of hearing loss. It is a very frustrating thing to deal with and it affects quality of life and causes strained relationships.
Causes of Hearing Loss
Certain conditions such as genetics, age, infection, and illness have caused hearing loss since the beginning of time. Today’s modern world has added many causes as well, such as medicinal side effects and constant loud noise. Trauma to the skull and eardrum can also cause significant hearing loss.
Symptoms of Hearing Loss
- Difficulty understanding phone conversations
- Difficulty hearing above background noise
- Difficulty following a conversation with multiple speakers
- Perception that people are not speaking clearly or mumbling
- Often misunderstanding what people say and responding inappropriately
- Often having to ask people to repeat themselves
- Frequent complaints by others that the TV is too loud
- Ringing, roaring, or hissing sounds in the ears, known as tinnitus
Treatment of Hearing Loss
Treatment depends on the cause of hearing loss. In some cases, surgery is required. In other cases, hearing aids, antibiotics, or cochlear implants are the best course of treatment. To find out how to fix your hearing loss, please contact us today.
Visit the Nyack Hearing Center to speak to Dr. Levine about supplements which can help stop sensorineural hearing loss. Dr. Levine recommends a combination of five supplements: TA-65, MAXGXL, Vindure 900, Acetyl-L-Carnitine, and CoQ10.
This exciting supplement increases intracellular levels of glutathione, to absorb the free radicals generated through oxidation, and which are responsible for aging. Without glutathione to reduce the free radical ‘exhaust,’ cell function declines, and the unquenched free radicals attack the surrounding DNA and other cellular structures. If the dysfunctional cell is a cochlear hair cell, then the patient will have an inner ear (sensorineural) hearing loss.