Hearing Evaluation Doctors in Buffalo

Ken-Ton doctors of audiology

Stop struggling to read lips and schedule your hearing evaluation today.

Hearing loss can occur at any stage of life, and when you suspect a problem, you shouldn’t hesitate to get evaluated. It’s easy and painless. Exposure to noise is the number one risk factor for hearing loss, with aging coming in at second.

According to Dr. Bettie Borton of the American Academy of Audiology, about 36 million people in cities like Buffalo throughout the U.S. could benefit from hearing aids, but only a small percentage use them. Contact Ken-Ton Hearing today to schedule your hearing evaluation and find out if you are one of the many Americans unknowingly suffering from hearing loss.

Factors that Contribute to Hearing Loss

When you attend your hearing evaluation at our Buffalo audiology center, one of our doctors will ask you about your reasons for getting evaluated. They will check to see if anything in your past health history could have caused hearing loss. Some of the causes for hearing loss include:

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  • Sound exposure
  • Aging
  • Malformation of structures in the ear canal, middle ear or outer ear
  • Fluid retention in the middle ear due to a cold or allergy
  • Fluid accumulation due to an infection
  • Perforation of the eardrum
  • Excessive/impacted earwax
  • Head trauma

Symptoms of Hearing Loss

In some cases, you may not realize the extent of your hearing loss until someone brings it to your attention. At other times, you will notice specific symptoms, including:

  • You have trouble hearing what people are saying.
  • You find it difficult to hear a conversation in a group setting.
  • You experience problems hearing people over the phone.
  • You pretend to hear more of a conversation than you really do.

The Exam

Your Buffalo audiologist will look in your ears with an otoscope to rule out any obstructions or visible infection.

Then, wearing a set of earbuds, you will undergo a series of auditory tests. Your doctor will evaluate each ear separately and both of them together by playing tones of different frequencies and decibel levels. This provides important data for determining your hearing thresholds – the lowest sound level you can hear five out of ten times.

Then, your audiologist will compare your thresholds with normal hearing thresholds to determine whether your hearing loss is mild, moderate, moderate-to-severe, severe or profound. She’ll suggest the right hearing aids to restore your thresholds to a more normal range.

Your Hearing Specialists in Buffalo, N.Y.

At Ken-Ton Hearing of Buffalo, we specialize in finding the hearing solution that works for you. Our qualified audiologists make your evaluation as pleasant as possible from start to finish. We also work with you in regular follow-up visits to make adjustments as your hearing changes.

Ken-Ton offers a wide variety of hearing aids for patients that have suffered long-term and/or extensive hearing loss.

Ken-Ton Hearing has been caring for the hearing health of Western New Yorkers for more than 35 years.  Call them today at 716-874-1609 and then make an appointment and have one of our Doctors of Audiology perform an in-office audiology evaluation.