Audiology/Hearing Aids

Audiology

Common Causes of Ear Pain:

  • Ear Infection (Media/Externa/Perichondritis)
  • TMJ Pain/Dental Disease/Bruxism
  • Throat Trouble (Infection, Tumor)
  • Cervical/Spinal Problems/Neuralgia
  • Temporal Arteritis/Vasculitis/Carotidynia

Services:
Audiological Evaluation
Auditory Brainstem Response
Electronystagmography
Electrocochleography
Hearing aids - evaluation, fitting, follow-up, troubleshooting, programming
Hearing and water protective plugs (custom made)
Hunters and Musicians plugs
Tinnitus Evaluation & Management

What is Tinnitus?
Tinnitus is the medical term for the perception of sound in one or both ears or in the head when no external sound is present. It is often referred to as "ringing in the ears," although some people hear hissing, roaring, whistling, chirping, or clicking. Tinnitus can be intermittent or constant - with single or multiple tones - and its perceived volume can range from subtle to shattering.

What Causes Tinnitus?
The exact physiological cause or causes of tinnitus are not known. There are, however, several likely sources, all of which are known to trigger or worsen tinnitus.

  • Noise-induced hearing loss
  • Wax build-up in the ear canal
  • Certain medications
  • Ear or sinus infections
  • Jaw misalignment
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Certain types of tumors
  • Head and neck trauma
  • Certain disorders (hypo- or hyperthroidism, lyme disease, fibromyalgia, throacic outlet syndrome)
Aiken ENT
170 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801

Phone: 803-649-0003
Fax: 803-649-0081
Hours: M-F 8:30-5:00
   *closed 12-1:30 for lunch