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Hearing FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions on Hearing and Balance:

How is dizziness related to the ear?

The inner ear contains the organs of balance that communicate with the eyes and brain to give a person a sense of where they are in space. There are several causes of dizziness though and it’s best to have a doctor diagnose the source.

How do I know if I have vertigo?

Vertigo is the sensation of movement whether the patient feels like they are moving or the world is moving (spinning), often accompanied by with nausea and vomiting. If you think you may have vertigo we advise that you schedule an appointment with us in the near future.

I am struggling with chronic ear pressure and ear fullness, what can I do? For temporary relief, blow your nose, use nasal steroids, and nasal saline. For long term relief and personal treatment, set up and appointment with one of our doctors today.

How to temporarily stop/prevent ringing ears?

This is a hard one. Ear ringing (tinnitus) can be due to ear wax impaction (cerumen impaction), ear fluid, ear infection, ear congestion or can be due to hearing loss. The best solution is to have an in depth test done by our doctors to formulate a treatment plan.

Room spinning, woozy, light headed - What do I do?

Take a deep breath and relax. Come to ENT Physicians of North MS to be evaluated for the type of dizziness and treatment. This could be due to changes in blood pressure (orthostatic/orthostasis), Meniere’s disease (vestibular hydrops), BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) due to ear crystals being displaced (canalolithiasis, cupulolithiasis, otoconia), or vestibular neruonitis.

How to manage ear pain?

Lots of ear pain is due to problems with the teeth and jaw. We have physical therapists trained to deal with jaw pain that could be causing ear pain.

Can an ENT help my nausea?

If it’s due to vertigo/dizziness then yes. If not associated with vertigo or dizziness then no.

What is a cochlear implant?

Surgically implanted device that substitutes acoustical hearing for electrical hearing. In adults, this is usually due to severe hearing loss no longer serviceable by a hearing aid. It is permanent.

What is tinnitus and how can I treat it?

Ear ringing. It can be due to ear fluid, ear wax/cerumen impaction, ear infections. It can be due to hearing loss. An ENT can evaluate the cause and offer possible treatments.

Where can I find hearing testing?

At our Tupelo locations and Corinth location.

How do I get a hearing aid custom fitted?

Meet with an audiologist who will determine the best type of hearing aid for your individual needs. Hearing aids are DEFINITELY not one size fits all. They will make a custom ear mold in some cases and will service the hearing aids as well.

How do I protect my hearing? Always use hearing protection when near loud noises. We offer custom ear molds for hunters and anyone exposed to loud noises that can help preserve natural hearing.

Can I buy a hearing aid online?

Yes, but you will probably regret it. These hearing aids are not customized for your hearing loss and specific hearing needs. An inappropriately fitted device may even cause further damage to your hearing. They do not adjust to your surroundings and because of this, patients who have tried these often are skeptical of hearing aids due to a bad experience. However, a custom fit digital hearing aid is tailored to your hearing loss and your listening needs by an audiologist and will provide the best possible speech understanding.

Have more questions?

Call us now at (662) 844-6513 to schedule a consultation.

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