Effective Treatment for Ear Problems

It is a fact of life: At some point, most of us will experience hearing loss. Yet, it takes most people an average of seven years to do something about it. Unfortunately, only a fraction of people with serious hearing loss ever receive treatment at all – despite major advances in hearing aid technology that can provide significant benefits. Many people still believe that their hearing loss is insignificant or cannot be helped, or that they cannot afford treatment – none of which are true. Left untreated, hearing loss can severely compromise quality of life. 


The “costs” of not treating hearing loss

Some studies suggest a possible link between hearing loss, heart disease and high blood pressure. Compared to people who wear hearing aids, those with untreated hearing loss are more likely to report:

  • Sadness & depression
  • Paranoia, worry & anxiety
  • Reduced social activity & isolation
  • Emotional turmoil & insecurity


On the other hand, people who do get treated report a number of benefits, including:

  • Better relationships with family & friends
  • Better feelings about themselves
  • Greater sense of self-worth
  • Improved mental health
  • Greater independence & security

In addition, most patients report that they wish they had sought help for their hearing loss much sooner.  


Other common ear problems

  • At Anderson ENT & Facial Plastics, we see people of all ages with all kinds of ear problems, including:
  • Ear infections
  • Perforated ear drum
  • Swimmer's ear
  • Meniere's disease
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)


Some conditions, including infections, can cause fluid build-up in the ear and compromise hearing ability. Drainage becomes necessary in these cases to provide relief and restore hearing. Instead of living with an ear or hearing problem, talk to us at Anderson ENT & Facial Plastics, in Anderson, SC. 


Get one step closer to complete ear and hearing care. Call Anderson ENT & Facial Plastics at 864.226.2822. You can also use our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your consultation with Dr. Dole P. Baker.

Compassionate…Caring…Committed.  These words describe the way Dr. Baker and his team focuses on their patients.  My experience was a positive one, and I would recommend this practice to anyone who is looking for a high degree of professionalism.  This team is committed to an individual’s health and well-being. ~A.L.

Anderson ENT & Facial Plastics serves NE Georgia and the county’s Greenville, Green Wood, Heart, Albertan and Seneca and communities of Anderson, Upstate, Clemson, Pickens and Ocnee. Anderson ENT & Facial Plastics offers face lift, mini-lift, neck lipo and blepharoplasty services. We also provide treatment for sinus/nasal problems, hay fever and nasal allergies, nasal blockage, polyps and airway obstructions as well as head and neck surgery/cancer removal and cure for snoring and sleep apnea.

1206 Cornelia Road, Anderson, SC 29621
864.226.2822 | Fax: 864.226.2882

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