You want to hear it all and not a miss a thing. A hearing problem can get in the way of so many parts of life. With technology advancing every day to improve hearing, there’s no reason not to be a part of all the fun.
At the USF Hearing and Balance Center, we help our patients live the best lives they can with advanced hearing and balance care. Our team of skilled otolaryngologists and audiologists are specially trained to help you with all aspects of ear health and disease. This includes a wide range of conditions such as hearing loss, ear infections, dizziness, balance problems, and congenital (birth) disorders of the ear. Our team of health care providers, including specialists in family medicine, preventive medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, occupational medicine, sports medicine, pediatrics and other specialties. As an academic medical center, USF Health is a regional leader in audiology services.
Please read below to learn more about the portions of the ear involved with hearing and balance, as well as the many services offered at USF Health.
Our Center offers hearing solutions that are more powerful, precise and user-friendly than ever before. We have expertise in providing state-of-the-art hearing aids to ensure that patients are receiving superior comfort and the most advanced technology. We work closely to diagnose your hearing loss and provide you with the best lifestyle solution.
It all starts with a comprehensive hearing evaluation. Testing your hearing allows us to determine the level of your hearing loss and your ability to understand speech. Following the hearing test, we will meet with you and your family to discuss the solution that’s right for you.
Evaluation and Implant Process
Evaluation starts with a comprehensive audiological assessment where we will determine the degree and type of hearing loss, which determines the appropriate treatment. If the patient has hearing loss, a bone anchored hearing system will be considered.
Our USF Health neurotologists and otologists have specialized training with osseointegrated implantable devices. As a team, our otologists and audiologists provide pre-operation and post-operation testing, programming of the device, orientation to using the device, counseling regarding expectations, and maximizing hearing outcomes.