Helping you hear better

Audiology at Beverly Hospital

Good hearing can be a crucial part of good health. It helps you stay safe, it keeps you connected to others, and it helps you share the joys of life. Hearing lets you experience the sounds of birds chirping, an exultant symphony and children giggling at play.

Audiology (hearing) experts at Beverly Hospital are dedicated to helping you hear your best. We offer a wide array of hearing tests to evaluate suspected hearing loss. Based on your test results, we may recommend treatment with our Ear, Nose & Throat specialists or hearing aids and assistive devices. You’ll find a full range of hearing aids on-site. We can help you find the best device for your specific needs.

An Experienced Team You Can Trust

It’s important to know who’s evaluating your hearing. At Beverly Hospital, a licensed audiologist who holds either a master’s or doctorate degree in audiology will provide your care.

Our audiologists are members of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). To be ASHA members and maintain their state licensure, audiologists must:

  • Adhere to a strict Code of Ethics
  • Complete a full-time clinical internship
  • Pass a national competency examination

Their extensive training provides superior evaluations, testing, real ear measurements and fittings, along with something equally valuable — peace of mind.

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Symptoms of Hearing Loss

If you have sudden hearing loss, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. Often, however, hearing loss symptoms develop gradually. You may not notice it at first. Asking yourself these questions may help you determine if you could have a hearing problem.

Do you:

  • Find it hard to follow a conversation if two or more people are talking at once?
  • Get told that the volume on your television or radio is too high?
  • Have a hard time hearing on the phone?
  • Have difficulty understanding women and children when they speak?
  • Have trouble understanding others’ speech when there’s noise in the background?
  • Misunderstand what others are saying?
  • Misunderstand words that seem familiar?
  • Often ask people to repeat what they’ve said?
  • Withdraw from conversations with others because it’s hard to hear what others are saying?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might benefit from a hearing test.

Causes of Hearing Loss

There are many potential causes of hearing loss. Some of these causes include:

  • Aging
  • Allergies
  • Ear infection
  • Fluid in the middle ear
  • Foreign body in the ear
  • Head trauma
  • Heredity
  • Impacted ear wax
  • Malformation of the outer ear, ear canal or middle ear
  • Perforated eardrum
  • Tumors

As part of your diagnosis, we may do tests to determine which part of your ear is affected, the degree of hearing loss and its cause.

Diagnostic Testing

We offer the following diagnostic tests for children and adults:

  • Auditory Brain Stem Response Testing (ABR)
  • Comprehensive hearing evaluations
  • Newborn hearing screenings
  • Occupational health hearing screenings
  • Vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP)
  • Videonystagmography (VNG)
Specialty Pediatric Hearing Services

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has designated our department as a Level II Designated Newborn Diagnostic Hearing Center. Fewer than 20 hospitals in the state have this designation. Having this designation:

  • Allows us to perform more specialized diagnostic testing on-site
  • Connects parents to the resources they need in a more timely and efficient manner
  • Enhances the level of care and services we can offer for newborns who may have hearing issues
Treating Hearing Loss

Treatments for hearing loss depend on the type of hearing loss and its cause.

Doctors can often help conductive hearing loss (when sound can’t get through the outer and middle ear) with medical or surgical treatment. Sensorineural hearing loss (caused by inner ear damage or damage to the nerve from the ear to the brain) is usually permanent. However, hearing aids and other assistive devices may be helpful.

Hearing Aids

If you think you may have hearing loss, audiologists at Beverly Hospital, MA can evaluate your hearing and offer hearing aids or other treatment options to help you hear better.

Conditions We Treat

We offer the latest in treatment options for all types of hearing loss, including:
  • Conductive hearing loss
  • Sensorineural hearing loss
  • Mixed hearing loss

Services & Specialties

Your Beverly Hospital audiology team coordinates care with other specialty providers across our hospital to ensure all your care needs are met.

Featured Location

The Parkhurst Building
Center for Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Address Icon 75 Herrick Street
Beverly, MA 01915
Phone Icon 978-921-7077

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