Experienced Specialized Care in Orange County for All Hearing and Balance Conditions
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We strive to diagnose specific ear conditions for optimal treatment
Inner Ear Disorders
Tympanic Membrane Abnormalities
Middle Ear Conditions
External Ear Canal Occlusions
Facial Nerve Disorders
Ear and Skull Base Trauma
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Our Specialized Audiological Services are Performed by Doctors of Audiology.
Complete Diagnostic Audiological Evaluation
Auditory Brainstem Response
Hearing Aid Evaluations and Consultation
Hearing Aid Troubleshooting and Servicing
Customized Digital Hearing Aid Fittings
Custom Swim and Musician Plugs
Treatment for Otologic Disorders:
Acoustic Neuroma: Lesion originating from the hearing and balance nerve. Symptoms include unilateral tinnitus, dizziness, and asymmetric hearing loss.
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV): Symptoms of dizziness or vertigo, lightheadedness, disorientation, disequilibrium or nausea, brought on by particular head/body movements or positions.
Cholesteatoma: A skin cyst that occurs behind the eardrum, which can, overtime, increase in size and destroy the tympanic membrane and the bones of the middle ear and spread throughout the mastoid bone and nearby structures.
Eardrum Perforation: An abnormal hole in the tympanic membrane typically from infection, inflammation, or trauma.
Endolymphatic Hydrops: Elevated inner ear fluid pressure. Symptoms of hydrops include pressure or fullness in the ears, hearing loss, dizziness, and imbalance.
Exostoses “Surfer’s Ear”: Bony growths in the external auditory canal that are common in individuals after years of exposure to the forceful rush of cold water into the ear canal, leading to plugging, infections and hearing loss.
Glomus Tumor: Highly vascular benign tumors arising from veins within the temporal bone which houses the structures of hearing and balance.
Meniere’s Disease: A disorder in the regulation of inner ear fluid pressure resulting in fluctuating nerve hearing loss, episodes of severe spinning vertigo, tinnitus, and often a sensation of fullness/pressure in the ears or head.
Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL): Prolonged exposure to environmental noise resulting in sustained hearing impairments or permanent damage to the hair cells of the inner ear.
Otitis Media: an inflammation or infection marked by an accumulation of pus or fluid in the middle ear space.
Otosclerosis: A disease of the bone that surrounds the inner ear that results in hearing loss most commonly from reduced vibration of the third hearing bone called the stapes; one of the most correctable causes of hearing loss.
Polyp: Benign, fleshy growth occurring within the external canal, on the eardrum, or in the middle ear.
Presbycusis: The permanent partial hearing loss that occurs with aging. Although there is no surgical or medical treatment that can restore hearing, presbycusis is usually helped by a properly fit hearing aid.
Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Onset of hearing loss within minutes to hours that involves the inner ear, usually from viral or small vessel causes, that is often improved by prompt medical treatment.
Temporal Bone Fractures from high force trauma such as motor vehicle accidents or blows from blunt objects.
Tinnitus: the perception of ringing, buzzing, or any other abnormal noise in the ears or head that is not generated by an external source of the sound; often the sign of a specific otologic disorder and sometimes improved with treatment.
Eardrum Repair or Patches of Small Perforations
Excision of Ear Polyps and Cysts
Debridement of Accumulated Material from Ear Inflammation
Clearing Foreign Bodies or Material
Removing Mastoid Cavity Crusts
Myringotomy Opening of the Eardrum with Tube Placement
Acoustic Neuroma Removal
Congenital Ear Reconstruction
Endolymphatic Sac Shunt Placement
“Surfer’s Ear” Exostosis Removal
Perilymph Fistula Repair
Ossicular Reconstruction for Hearing
Temporal Bone and Skull Base Tumor Removal
Tympanoplasty Repair of Eardrum and Middle Ear Procedures
Vestibular Nerve Section
Today’s hearing devices pack power and clarity in cosmetically appealing instruments. The latest technologically advanced micro hearing aids (such as the Exelia or Audeo from Phonak and Soundlens from Starkey) provide “no-plugged up feeling” so you will hardly know you’re wearing them, except for the improved hearing. There are a number of styles of hearing aids that are right for each individual’s type, degree, and configuration of hearing loss and personal preferences for comfort and appearance.
Following a complete audiological and medical evaluation, the most appropriate hearing aid(s) will be recommended for you. State-of-the-art 2013 breakthrough features in our hearing aids include:
(1) SoundFlow Premium resulting in optimum clarity and comfort with seamless transitions between different sound environments, whether your watching television or conversating at a party.
(2) SoundRelax instantly reduces uncomfortably loud noise levels without affecting overall sound perception or clarity of speech.
(3) EchoBlock System instantly removes any reverberant components of a signal, resulting in a clear and comfortable sound.
(4) VoiceZoom is activated by voice signals and can suppress several different noise sources simultaneously.
(5) WindBlock Management automatically suppresses wind noise, so you can hear everything else clearly.
(6) NoiseBlock Processing distinguishes the characteristics of engines, fans, and other noises from those of speech and automatically reduces them.
Discrete and easy to use remote controls available include the KeyPilot, WatchPilot, and QuickSync myPilot with ZoomControl, offer an unrivaled level of user control and interaction. With the QuickSync myPilot, volume and program settings can be synchronized quickly and discreetly with just one touch of a button in two hearing devices at once. With ZoomControl, it no longer matters if a sound is coming from beside or behind because you may choose which direction to hear, even in loud environments. ZoomControl offers the best clarity in a chosen direction, while suppressing all signals in other directions.