Hearing Loss

Hearing Problems

Ear problems affect people of any age and can impact our ability to communicate and function effectively. Our team of highly-trained audiologists of the Hearing Specialists of Texas work together with the physicians of Texas Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists to deliver the most state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment options to our patients. Hearing Specialists of Texas is dedicated to maintaining the health of your ears, from pediatric ear infections to age-related hearing loss. We’re here to help.

What is the Evaluation Process?

We offer the most advanced evaluation techniques available today. Whether you struggle with a newly discovered hearing or balance issue, or live with long term hearing loss, we continue to stay ahead of the technology curve.  Our testing and latest hearing aid technologies allow you to achieve the best hearing results possible.

Hearing Loss Information

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How We Hear

Your ear has three parts, each with a different purpose. The outer ear collects sound and funnels it to the middle ear. There the sound is amplified (made louder) and sent to the inner ear, where it is converted into nerve impulses (signals) that go to the brain. The brain compares the loudness of incoming signals from each ear to determine the direction of the sound.

External Ear: Collects and concentrates sound energy

Ear Canal: Carries Sound to the eardrum, a membrane separating the canal & middle ear. 

Eardrum: Vibrates in response to changes in sound energy, setting into motion three tiny bones. 

Middle Ear Bones: Three tiny bones vibrate against the fluid-filled cochlea, transmitting the sound energy into the fluid.

Cochlea: Inside the cochlea, special nerve cells pick up the sound waves in the fluid and generate nerve impulses. 

Auditory (Hearing) Nerve: Carries nerve impulses from the cochlea to the brain, where they are received and heard as sound.