Expert hearing care for patients of all ages and lifestyles.
Audiology at Benjamin Liess, MD
At Benjamin Liess, MD, our goal is to improve your quality of life through better hearing. We genuinely love helping people and are passionate about your well-being and overall health. Our specialists are experienced in all areas of audiology and can help you with any part of your hearing health.
Hearing loss is a serious condition that can lead to other health related issues such as depression, dementia, cognitive decline, and balance issues (vertigo). It’s better to have your hearing checked sooner rather than later so your hearing loss doesn’t get any worse. Whether you are looking for a BPPV doctor or a hearing aid specialist, our experienced team can help you.
What is Hearing Loss?
Approximately 48 million Americans experience hearing loss to some degree. If sounds seem muffled, you have a difficult time hearing soft sounds, or you lack clarity, then you may have hearing loss and should have your hearing examined. Hearing loss is diagnosed in a few degrees: mild, moderate, moderately severe, severe or profound.
Signs of Hearing Loss
It can be difficult to notice your hearing loss at first. Most of the time hearing loss happens gradually over a long period of time. Some signs that you have hearing loss include:
Balance disorders, dizziness, and vertigo can all be connected to your hearing. Dizziness occurs when your brain receives false signals from the balance system – comprised of the inner ear, eyes, and sensory nerves.
There are several balance disorders associated with dizziness or vertigo: