Comprehensive Audiology

Del Rey MD provides a wide range of services for the evaluation and remediation of hearing disorders for patients ranging in age from infants to geriatrics.

Our services cover the following areas: tympanometry, otoacoustic emissions testing, auditory processing disorder evaluations, auditory brainstem response screenings and hearing aid recommendations.

If you are experiencing ear pain, muffled hearing, ringing in the ears or loss of balance, schedule an appointment with one of our specialists right away. These symptoms can worsen quickly and it is important to intervene with treatment. Schedule an appointment today!

Tinnitus

Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. A common problem, tinnitus affects about 15 to 20 percent of people. Tinnitus isn't a condition itself — it's a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder. Although bothersome, tinnitus usually isn't a sign of something serious. Although it can worsen with age, for many people, tinnitus can improve with treatment. Treating an identified underlying cause sometimes helps. Other treatments reduce or mask the noise, making tinnitus less noticeable, so call to schedule an appointment today.

Balance Disorders

Balance disorders have many possible causes and can be difficult to diagnose. Our bodies maintain balance by way of a complex system that integrates components of the inner ear with the skeletal system, vision, brain and nervous system. When something is not right with any part of the system, balance can be compromised. The expert doctors of Del Rey MD are experienced in the area of balance disorders and can pinpoint the cause and begin treatment.

Vestibular Testing

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If you’re experiencing balance problems, including dizziness or spinning sensations, the problem may be related to your vestibular system. Located in your inner ear, your vestibular system is a critical part of how your body regulates your balance. At Del Rey MD, we provide vestibular testing to help identify balance disorders.

Vestibular testing involves a series of tests performed by an ENT specialist to help understand what may be causing your balance problems. Your physician will use a series of devices to track your eye and head movement, as well as computerized tests to measure reflexes and nerve function. These tests usually take no more than two hours, and you should have results back by the end of your visit, allowing you to schedule any additional appointments to begin treatment.

Treating a balance disorder shouldn’t be delayed. If you’re having trouble keeping your balance, you are at an elevated risk of falling, which could lead to serious injury. Diagnosing your balance disorder may also reveal underlying problems that also need to be treated.