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, Inc. 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, Inc.

Position Statement: Implantable Hearing Devices

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc.

Position Statement: Infant Hearing

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc.

Positions Statement: Otology/Neurotology

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

Position Statement: Minimal Test Battery for Cochlear Implants

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc.

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