At Benjamin Liess, MD, FACS, ENT, Allergy and Audiology, LLC, 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 you can be treated with hearing aids and your hearing loss doesn’t get any worse.
Our audiology department combines a balance of analytical thinking with patient-focused care. We believe audiology is all about working with patients, teaching them about their hearing loss, discovering what is best for their hearing health needs, and reassuring them. Our specialists are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss and other hearing disorders.
Patricia has 36 years of experience and is passionate about helping people hear better. Beginning her career as an undergraduate, Patricia majored in both speech and language pathology, and audiology. She earned her teaching degree and taught for a few years before returning to school to receive her master’s degree in audiology.
Patricia has done every kind of audiology imaginable, including pediatric care, helping hearing-impaired children and families, running programs, starting programs, working with school systems, BAHAs, ENTs, and more. Throughout all her practicing experience though, Patricia’s favorite aspect of working in the audiological field is helping people hear and function better by providing comforting and quality care. One of the most rewarding parts of working in audiology is seeing how happy and grateful people are after receiving hearing aids.
Our practice is owned and operated by Benjamin Liess, MD, FACS. Benjamin recently had the entire building renovated and personally designed the space himself. We have a large and welcoming reception area where you will feel comfortable while waiting. While designing the space, Benjamin’s goal was to make patients feel relaxed and at ease when they come in for their appointments.
We offer a wide range of services because our practice is designed to meet your every need. Our experienced team offers patients a range of medical, surgical, and rehabilitative services, utilizing the latest technology and equipment, including virtually invisible hearing aids.
Diagnostic and treatment services we provide include:
Over 50 million Americans have symptoms of tinnitus according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Many people do not know how to treat their symptoms so they never experience relief from this condition. Tinnitus occurs when the auditory system picks up noise without there actually being any outside sounds. This noise is often in the form of roaring, ringing, or whistling and can vary between being loud or soft. Patients who already have some degree of hearing loss tend to notice symptoms of tinnitus more persistently because their world is much quieter. For those who do not already have hearing loss the “ringing” sounds usually get louder at night before you go to bed because your environment is quieter.
Causes of tinnitus can include fluid behind the eardrum, head and neck trauma, ear wax buildup, hearing loss, or medications. Unfortunately, there is no cure for tinnitus. However, you can get relief through a variety of treatment plans that include the use of hearing aids, medication, counseling, or external sound generators. You don’t have to live with the frustration of tinnitus—our audiologist can find you relief.