Ears, Hearing & Balance
Good hearing is critical for interactions with others and maintenance of relationships. We have created Atlanta’s leading team of physicians and doctors of audiology to help you overcome your hearing limitations. The evaluation of ear, hearing and balance is very complex, since even a relatively innocent symptom, like minor fullness in the ear, ringing in the ear (tinnitus), ear drainage, or dizziness may signify a much greater problem. Hearing loss may be a result of exposure to loud noise but may also indicate a variety of other conditions. Patients with ear, hearing and balance problems may expect a thorough evaluation that includes conversation about the history of the presenting problem, micro-otoscopy of the ears, hearing evaluation by one of our doctors of audiology, evaluation of balance problems using bedside tests and laboratory tests when indicated. Imaging studies like CT and/or MRI may be needed as well. Interpretation of all obtained information will help in identifying the real cause of a patient's problem, that will then be appropriately addressed by the finest team of specialists available.