Treating patients with
hearing loss, vertigo, speech/language delay, and other hearing-related issues
Welcome to the Audiology Department at Atrius Health. Our team treats patients with hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing, noises in the ear), vertigo, ear infections, speech/language delay, as well as other hearing-related issues.
Did you know . . .
Approximately 36 million Americans suffer from hearing loss.
More than half of the people with hearing loss are younger than age 65.
Untreated hearing loss can affect your ability to understand speech and can negatively impact your social and emotional well-being.
Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the United States.
~ American Academy of Audiology
Hearing loss can affect relationships, school performance, job productivity, and emotional well-being. Hearing loss can occur gradually or it may happen suddenly. Common causes include exposure to loud noises, allergies, ear infections, reactions to medications and injury, as well as normal age-related deterioration of hearing or genetic conditions. Hearing loss can often be easily diagnosed and treated.
Common symptoms include:
Difficulty understanding what people are saying, especially when there are competing voices or background noise
Listening to the television or radio at a higher volume than in the past
Avoiding conversation and social interaction
Ringing, roaring, hissing, or buzzing in the ear (tinnitus)
Vertigo, an uncomfortable feeling of motion when there is no actual movement