Hearing Loss Treatment Options

Wondering if there are new advancements in hearing loss treatment?

When it comes to treating hearing loss it’s important that you turn to our Port St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Fort Pierce, FL, otolaryngologists Dr. Leslie Berghash, Dr. John Lanza and Dr. Camysha Wright as soon as possible for an evaluation. Here at South Coast Ear, Nose & Throat, we provide our patients with hearing aids that fit their styles, needs and budgets. Of course, you may be wondering if any new hearing loss treatments are on the horizon this year. Here’s what you should know,

Hearing Aids are Still the Standard

While we would all love for there to be a cure for hearing loss, we have to also give credit to hearing aids for helping patients hear better. For many, a hearing aid can be a lifesaver, improving not just their hearing but also their social, personal and professional lives.

Today, there are more advanced and state-of-the-art hearing aids than ever before, providing cool features that help make communication even easier for those dealing with hearing loss in Port St. Lucie, Okeechobee or Fort Pierce, FL. We are always getting in new hearing aid designs with top-notch and bold new features including,

  • Top-of-the-line sound processing
  • Bluetooth compatibility
  • Smartphone apps (to help control your hearing aid from your smartphone)
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Artificial intelligence (which mimics how your brain would process sound, providing better volume and quality)
  • Tinnitus-masking features

The right hearing aid for you will depend on your budget, your lifestyle and the severity of your hearing loss. During your hearing aid consultation, we will discuss your needs and any features you’re looking to have from your hearing aid. From there, we can provide you with several options to see which one is the best one for you.

The Future of Treating Hearing Loss

While hearing aids and cochlear implants are the top ways to treat hearing loss, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t other treatment options on the horizon. In fact, researchers are currently studying whether gene therapy could treat certain forms of hearing loss. While gene therapy is still in its infancy, we may see this treatment emerge in the next few years after enough studies have been conducted for efficacy.

If you would like to sit down with our Port St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Fort Pierce, FL, otolaryngologists to discuss your hearing loss and which hearing aids are right for you, call South Coast Ear, Nose & Throat at (772) 398-9911, (772) 464-6055 or (863) 357-7791 to schedule a consultation.