What is Audiology?
Audiology focuses on a patient’s hearing and balance problems. Our team at LCMC Health Neuroscience Institute will help you discover the root of your hearing loss and balance issues to develop a personalized care plan. No two patients are the same, and each deserves our full attention. Expect this type of care when you visit our medical facilities in New Orleans, LA. For more than 55 years, we have been helping our patients with modern treatments and up-to-date solutions when their ears begin to fail them. We go through continuous education to safeguard you from traditional practices which have been outdated or proven unsuccessful over the years.
Seeking hearing loss help from West Jefferson Medical Center
Whether your child was born with hearing loss or you are recently noticing issues with day-to-day conversations, the LCMC Health Neuroscience Institute team is here to help. Our audiology experts specialize in the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and management of hearing disorders of children, seniors and everyone in between, and will work to create an individualized care plan that works for you.
What are the signs I need an Audiologist?
Hearing troubles come in many different forms, and people of any age can experience them. Whether you work for a live concert venue or have gracefully made it to your prime years, your ears can be affected by hearing loss. There is also a wide range of hearing loss many people experience, and no two cases are the same. If you are experiencing any of the following issues, please reach out to our audiology department to seek help and begin treatments:
- Issues following conversations involving two or more people
- Friends and family tell you to lower your voice continuously
- Believing people are mumbling more often than not
- The TV or radio volume is too high
- Need people to repeat themselves
- Unsure of where sounds are coming from
- Not noticing the doorbell or your phone ringing
What treatments can you find in Audiology?
Adults and children from New Orleans, LA come to LCMC Health Neuroscience Institute when they have issues hearing their friends, loved ones, and favorite programs. Dedicated to helping you listen again, we offer many treatments in our audiology department. Below are some of the procedures we will consider after our initial consultation:
- BAHA (Bone Anchored Hearing Aid)
- Cochlear implantation
- Ossicular reconstruction
Your care does not end with a physician prescribing a medication or performing a procedure. The Hearing and Balance Center rehabilitation provides additional care to support you after your diagnosis, procedure, and/or medical management. Our rehabilitation specialists are able to provide therapy to reduce the symptoms associated with disorders including, but not limited to:
- Meniere’s Disease
- Benign Positional Vertigo
- Unilateral and Bilateral Vestibular Hypofunction
- Central Dizziness and Imbalance
- Migraine Associated Vertigo
- Post-Concussive Vertigo and Imbalance
- Functional balance and symptom evaluation and treatment by physical and occupational therapists
Details on what patients can expect when seeking care from you
The medical professionals at CNC Hearing and Balance Center offer a deep understanding of hearing and balance issues based on decades of training and experience. Led by renowned Neurotologists Moises Arriaga, MD, and Anne Maxwell, MD, our audiologists and vestibular therapists are trained to diagnose and treat patients with hearing loss and balance issues.
There is no other coordinated multidisciplinary team in the New Orleans area as deeply qualified to address hearing and balance issues as CNC Hearing and Balance Center, a national center of excellence designated by the Acoustic Neuroma Association.