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Audiology

Overcoming hearing loss

Perhaps you have a harder time hearing every word when you're chatting with a friend at a large restaurant. Maybe you can hear certain tones better than others. Or you've noticed you need to turn the volume up when watching television.

It's possible you might be one of the more than 50 million Americans who experience some sort of hearing loss. Yet with more options and solutions available, only one in five of those who could benefit from a hearing device uses one.

Schedule a hearing test now by calling 913-588-1227, or request an appointment online.

Hearing loss

There are three main types of hearing loss:

Sensorineural
Permanent hearing loss is caused by damage to the inner ear or auditory nerve.

Conductive
Earwax build-up, fluid or a punctured eardrum can keep sound waves from reaching the inner ear. These problems can usually be treated with medication and/or surgery.

Mixed
This is a combination of sensorineural and conductive loss.

The first step to hearing more is a hearing test. Tests are easy to schedule, last only 15-30 minutes and may be covered by insurance. The doctors of audiology at The University of Kansas Health System will provide you a custom treatment plan that will best suit your needs and lifestyles.

Services we provide include:

  • Hearing tests

  • Hearing aids

  • Cochlear implants

  • Bone-anchored hearing implants

  • Vestibular testing

We also offer the opportunity to participate in clinical studies for the treatment of hearing loss.

Audiology experts in Kansas City

All of our audiologists have earned a doctorate in audiology – so you have access to the latest, leading-edge care, treatment and devices. We help people of all ages improve their quality of life and overcome the consequences of hearing loss.