Jefferson University Hospitals

Hearing Loss

Hearing disorders make it hard – but not impossible – to hear and can often be managed.

Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting older adults. One in three adults over the age of 60 has hearing loss. If you or someone you love is experiencing hearing loss, turn to the experts at the Jefferson Balance and Hearing Center within the Department of Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery.

Jefferson otolaryngologists (physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of ears, nose, throat and head and neck disorders) excel at diagnosing and treating hearing loss, sinus problems, ear infections and more.

Hearing Aid Options

If your physician determines that you have hearing loss and it cannot be treated by medical or surgical intervention, hearing aids may be an option for you. Determining which hearing aid is right for you, however, can be a daunting task.

At the Jefferson Balance and Hearing Center, an audiologist will assess if you would benefit from hearing aids and help you decide what is best for your lifestyle, in addition to a full range of state-of-the-art digital hearing aids. Jefferson is also proud to be providers of the Lyric® 2 extended wear device and the SoundBite™ Hearing System for patients with single-sided deafness.