Hearing Loss

Is hearing loss impacting your life? Hearing loss can be sudden or gradual. The skilled specialists at MaineHealth evaluate and treat hearing loss in patients. Talk to your primary care provider about finding the care you need.

What is Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss means you are partly or completely unable to hear in one or both of ears. If your hearing loss is gradual, you may not notice it. But your friends and loved ones may notice a difference. Talk to your provider about hearing loss concerns or problems.

Care for All Ages

Our audiologists provide:

  • Assistive listening devices
  • Electronystagmography (ENG) testing to assess balance disorders
  • Hearing aid fitting, orientation, and repairs
  • Hearing loss evaluation and treatment
  • Testing for infant hearing

Symptoms of Hearing Loss

  • Trouble hearing and following what other people are saying
  • Hard to hear conversations when there is other noise
  • Some sounds may seem too loud
  • Loss of balance
  • Dizziness
  • Pressure in your ear
  • Ring sounds in your ear

Diagnosing Hearing Loss

You will need to have a hearing test to know if you have hearing loss. Audiologists (doctors trained to work with hearing loss) can work with your primary care provider to diagnose and treat your hearing loss. Your doctor will work with you to figure out the best treatment for your hearing loss. Treatment depends on the hearing loss causes and type of hearing loss.

 Hearing Loss Treatment Options

  • Hearing devices like a hearing aid
  • Cochlear implants
  • Learning adaptive techniques like paying attention to body language and gestures