September 22, 2021
“After conducting a detailed examination of the ear, we perform different hearing tests that help us diagnose deafness, such as: audiometry, impedance, otoacoustic emissions and auditory evoked potentials in all ages, the same ones that I will explain in detail today in our Live , as well as the treatment options ”, says Dr. Jorge Centeno, renowned otolaryngologist at our clinic.
What is deafness?
It is the decrease in our hearing capacity that can occur at any stage of life and cause communication problems, isolation and even depression.
Why does deafness occur?
Anything that damages our hearing system can cause deafness. In general infections, genetic alterations, very loud noises, tumors, age, ototoxic medication (whose composition can affect hearing), etc.
What are the signs of deafness?
The person who suffers from deafness does not listen correctly, needs to be repeated phrases, does not understand very well, a situation that worsens in open and noisy places. It is usually accompanied by a persistent noise known as tinnitus.
There are 2 types of deafness:
Is deafness curable or irreversible?
Deafness can be resolved depending on the area of the ear that has been affected (middle and outer ear or the inner ear). In our talk today, our specialist will explain to us what treatment options can be followed in each case.
Dr. Jorge Centeno
Otolaryngologist at Clínica Ricardo Palma