Hearing Loss

Buying a Hearing Aid

I don't hear well. What should I do? What should I expect?First, visit a physician who can refer you to an otolaryngologist (an ear, nose, and throat specialist), because many hearing problems can be corrected medically.

Position Statement: Cochlear Implants

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery considers unilateral and bilateral cochlear implantation as appropriate treatment for adults and children with severe to profound hearing loss.

Position Statement: Evaluation Prior to Hearing Aid Fitting

Hearing impairment is a medical condition requiring evaluation and diagnosis by a physician, preferably an otolaryngologist - head and neck surgeon.

Position Statement: Hearing Aids

The American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head And Neck Surgery states: dispensing of hearing aids, hearing assisted devices and other hearing rehabilitation devices are within the scope of practice for otolaryngologists-head and neck surgeons.Adopted

Position Statement: Active Middle Ear Implants

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery considers active middle ear implants as appropriate treatment for adults with moderate to severe hearing loss when performed by a qualified otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon.

Position Statement: Infant Hearing

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery has adopted the position statement of the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing, 2007.Adopted 7/10/1992Reviewed 9/16/1995Reaffirmed 9/16/1995Submitted for Review 3/1/1998Reaffirmed 3/1/1998Revi

Position Statement: Minimal Test Battery for Cochlear Implants

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery endorses the concept of the Hearing in Noise Test (HINT) and Consonant-Noise-Consonant (CNC) Test as minimal research reporting requirements for results of cochlear implantation in adults.

Positions Statement: Otology/Neurotology

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery recognizes that after general surgical training an otolaryngology resident spends four years being educated and trained in the head and neck region.

Management of Otosclerosis

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery recognizes otosclerosis as a condition of abnormal bone growth that results in a progressive conductive hearing loss.

Position Statement: Micropressure Therapy

The Equilibrium Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery and the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery have reviewed the literature with respect to micropressure therapy