Local. Hearing. Experts.
Meet face-to-face with a licensed doctor of audiology to access unparalleled care for all of your hearing device needs.
As one of our patients, you’ll work closely with actual doctors who have decades of combined experience developing personalized hearing loss solutions that address the individual concerns of each patient.
Hear what you’ve been missing without compromising quality, fit, or function when you connect with one of our ear experts today.
Slim, Streamlined, and Nearly Invisible.
Avoid bulky hearing aids. Speak with a doctor for a slim-fit device that rests comfortably in your ear and is nearly invisible.
Why Seeing a Hearing Expert Matters
Hearing loss is a complex issue that can result from any number of different factors. Only a licensed doctor of audiology is equipped to perform and interpret the extensive examinations necessary to identify and diagnose the precise causes of a patient’s hearing issues.
Once the root cause of hearing loss is identified, a custom fit solution can be implemented to provide maximum volume and clarity without the added bulk or headaches from common hearing aids.
Without undergoing a proper evaluation with an ear expert, many patients who visit big-box stores purchase hearing aids they either don’t need or that are not adequately tuned to address their hearing problems.
In some cases, a patient’s hearing loss can even be treated without the need for a hearing aid—however, without seeing a doctor of audiology, these issues often go undiagnosed and progressively worsen over time, leading to further hearing loss or more serious medical issues.
Hearing aids are not one-size-fits-all — they are sensitive devices that must be carefully tuned to each patient in order to work properly.
Unlike the unlicensed “specialists” at big-box stores, our ear experts take the time to evaluate each patient and can recommend state-of-the-art devices that are capable of addressing your unique concerns.
With the right hearing aid, your doctor of audiology will tune it to match the acoustics of your ear, optimizing the device to provide you with the best results possible.
Expert Ear Care. Precision Devices.
At ENT Orlando, we offer patients a bespoke ear care experience that caters to your unique hearing loss concerns by offering hands-on treatment with a team of medical professionals.
Our sole mission is to provide you with long-term solutions to hearing loss using the latest and most advanced diagnostic testing and hearing devices on the market.
Your comfort matters to us, which is why we form-fit your hearing aid to match the contours of your ear and offer low-profile devices that are nearly invisible to other people.
Hearing Aid Testimonial
Hearing testing is available at our Winter Park, Downtown Orlando, Celebration, Winter Garden, and Altamonte Springs offices.
What Should You Expect During Your Visit?
As one of our patients, you’ll meet one-on-one with a highly trained doctor of audiology who has years of experience outfitting patients like you with specialized hearing devices.
Your doctor will conduct a comprehensive hearing test in a private sound booth using specially calibrated tones to measure your hearing sensitivity at different pitches and frequencies.
Following your exam, you will be joined by an ear, nose, and throat doctor who will carefully review your results and explain in detail the type and degree of hearing loss you are experiencing.
Your medical team will then guide you through the different styles and levels of technology available to find you an affordable, state-of-the-art device that fits invisibly in your ear.
Our expansive inventory of hearing devices allows you to try on and test out different models that have been specially engineered to address your type of hearing loss. Your audiologist will then precision-tune your device to match your ears before adjusting the sensitivity to achieve a perfect fit.
Learning how to use your device will take some getting used to – our experts will be by your side throughout this transitional period to make small changes and adjustments along the way to ensure maximum comfort and functionality.
Many people discover they have hearing loss when they find themselves frequently asking those around them to repeat themselves or speak louder.
The first step to finding out if you need hearing aids is by speaking with a licensed doctor of audiology. A hearing expert will perform thorough tests in a soundproof booth to determine the degree of your hearing loss, what may be causing it, and if a hearing aid can help.
Hearing aids can be very effective when used properly under the guidance of a doctor of audiology. They can make it much easier for you to understand speech and sounds, and can allow you to hear a wider range of tones and volumes. However, they will not restore your hearing completely.
Everyone adjusts to hearing aids differently. Suddenly being able to hear sounds that you haven’t heard in years can take some time to get used to.
Typically, the adjustment period takes around 60 days. During this period, your doctor of audiology will be there to support you and make slight programming changes and adjustments to ensure a comfortable fit and optimal hearing enhancement.
Some hearing aids are more visible than others, which is why it’s so important to work with an ear expert who can find you a slim-fit device that has a low profile. A properly fitted device should be nearly invisible to those around you.
At ENT Orlando, we have access to an expansive inventory of hearing aids for you to choose from, allowing you to try on and select a device that matches the contours of your ear and provides you with the function you need, without any added bulk.
On average, the life of a hearing aid lasts around five to seven years, although they can last longer with proper maintenance. To improve the life of your device, schedule regular appointments with a doctor of audiology, who will maintain and update your hearing aid as needed.
Many hearing aids also have warranties that typically cover the cost of repairs and replacement over a 2 to 3 year period after purchase.
Battery life depends on several variables. The first is the type of battery and the second is how long you use your hearing aids for each day. Small batteries that get a lot of use typically need to be replaced every 3 to 7 days. Larger batteries can hold charge for up to 10 days.
Hearing aids are delicate devices that require special handling. Cleaning them the wrong way may cause damage or severely shorten the lifespan of your device. Different models also have different cleaning protocols. Speak with your doctor of audiology to find out the best way to clean your device.
There are many different causes of hearing loss that differ from person to person. Some of the more common causes include:
- Ear Infections
- Loud Noises
- Autoimmune Diseases
Everyone experiences hearing loss differently, and there’s no way to know the exact cause of your hearing loss without undergoing an evaluation with a doctor of audiology. Speak with an audiologist today to find out the exact cause of your hearing loss and get a device that fits your needs.
Hearing aids are delicate devices that need to be tuned by an expert to match the unique acoustics of each patient’s ears.
Because big-box stores lack the specialization and clinical expertise to diagnose the source of your hearing loss, the devices they provide often do not match the needs of patients and fail to provide significant improvements.
In many cases, the ‘Hearing Instrument Specialists’ they employ have minimal training and only a high school diploma – their job is to sell you a device, not solve your hearing problems.
Because of this, patients who go to big-box retailers often end up with devices they either do not need or that provide only minimal improvements to their hearing. These devices are expensive and the risk of purchasing a faulty hearing aid is not worth the cost.
By contrast, our licensed doctors of audiology have undergone years of clinical training to learn how to diagnose the causes of hearing loss. They are equipped with the tools and knowledge to recommend a hearing aid that is precisely tuned to the acoustics of your ear and will result in the greatest improvements to your hearing.
When you go to a big-box retailer, you’re purchasing a one-size-fits-all hearing device that may or may not improve your hearing loss.
These retailers save money by selling patients a hearing aid without providing them the specialized support necessary to program the device to match their needs.
Without the ability to diagnose the source of your hearing loss, the employees may offer a recommendation that does not address your underlying issues, which can progressively worsen and negatively impact your hearing if not treated.
Ultimately, the cost-saving measures taken by retailers come at the expense of consumers who pay the full cost of a device that is not tailored to their needs and does provide the maximum benefits.
There are many different hearing aids on the market and many have been designed to address different forms of hearing loss.
Part of our job as ear experts is to work closely with patients to guide them through the different styles and models available to find a device that provides the greatest degree of hearing enhancement and feels comfortable in your ear.
Your ear expert will perform rigorous tests to identify the frequencies and tones that you have the most difficulty hearing – once we identify the cause of your hearing loss, we will recommend a device that is perfectly suited to your needs and can program it to match the acoustics of your ear.
Finding the right device is not the end of the process – learning how to use your new device will take time and a doctor of audiology will be by your side throughout the adjustment period to teach you how to get the maximum benefits from your hearing aid.