Ear and Hearing Services in Savannah, GA
Your Leaders in Ear and Hearing Care
Coastal ENT Hearing Center opened in January, 2017 in conjunction with Coastal Ear, Nose & Throat and Dr. David Oliver. The hearing center was created to address the needs of our patients with hearing loss, whether is it a hearing aid or a surgical referral. At Coastal ENT Hearing Center, we understand the physical and emotional issues that accompany hearing loss and offer a comprehensive approach to treating our patients based on their unique needs.
Trust our audiology expert to provide true “Hearing Health Care” not just a hearing aid. Our desire is for our patients to LOVE their hearing aids.
Ear Conditions and Services
Many causes of dizziness, vertigo, and balance disorders can be attributed to issues with the inner ear. Symptoms of dizziness and vertigo can include: nausea, headaches, abnormal eye movements, and imbalance. After consulting with one of our ENT Specialists, we will create a treatment plan either through our ENT or Hearing Center.
Acute otitis media (AOM) is a common type of ear infection where fluid builds up behind the eardrum. This can cause a painful earache.
Some of the symptoms of an ear infection are:
- Ear pain
- Hearing problems
- Fever of 100.4°F or higher
- Nausea or vomiting
- Ear discharge
When an ear infection does not completely heal or a patient has repeated ear infections, they may develop chronic ear infections which can result in complications if left untreated. Our ENT Specialists offer a variety of medical and surgical treatments for recurrent ear infections.
Learn More About Ear Infections
The surgical placement of ear tubes is the most common childhood surgery performed, with the average age range from one to three years old. This procedure can also be used with adults.
Chronic ear infections (acute otitis media) of the middle ear or the persistent presence of fluid in the middle ear (otitis media with effusion) can lead to other conditions.
An eardrum perforation is also known as a ruptured eardrum. It is a hole or tear in the tissue that separates your ear canal from your middle ear. Some symptoms of a ruptured eardrum may include:
- Ear pain
- Clear, pus-filled or bloody drainage from your ear
- Hearing loss
- Tinnitus (Ringing In The Ear)
- Vertigo (Spinning Sensation)
- Nausea or vomiting
A ruptured eardrum may increase your risk of infection, and sometimes requires a procedure or surgical repair.
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Our specialists are trained to diagnose and treat melanoma and other skin cancers in the face, ear, and neck regions. We offer a wide range of treatments to meet your needs with compassion and empathy.
Coastal ENT Hearing Center provides comprehensive hearing evaluations to people of all ages, from newborns to seniors, because hearing loss can affect anyone at any age. At Coastal ENT Hearing Center, our comprehensive diagnostic testing includes:
- Otoacoustic Emissions Testing (OAE)
- Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA)
- Conditioned Play Audiometry(CPA)
- Pure tone Air and Bone Conduction testing
- Tinnitus Evaluations
Call to request an appointment at our ENT office in Pooler or Savannah, GA today!
Our audiologist is expertly trained in diagnosing and treating hearing concerns. She will perform a complete audiological evaluation in order to determine the extent of your hearing concerns.
If, after comprehensive testing, our test results indicate that you are a candidate for hearing aids, our audiologist will work individually with you to make the best recommendation for you. We go to great lengths to determine what hearing aid(s) is most appropriate for you depending on your needs, manual dexterity, activity level, budget and lifestyle. Each patient is unique and we work with you to determine what your needs are. Our services with amplification include:
- Personal consultation with the Audiologist
- Communication Needs Assessment
- Hearing Aid selection/fitting
- Hearing aid repairs and modifications
- Assistive Listening Devices
- Custom ear molds such as swim plugs, musician ear plugs, Hunter’s ear plugs, and custom noise protection
Hearing Aid Support
Our audiologist has comprised a list of resources to help patients operate and become better acquainted with their hearing aids. Consult our Hearing Aid Support Page for helpful tips and tricks for Phonak, Starkey, Oticon, and Resound hearing aids.
Our expertly trained audiologists utilize the latest technology to treat a wide variety of hearing issues. If they find your hearing loss cannot be improved by medical or surgical treatment, they may refer you to our audiologist to pursue alternative options such as hearing aids.
Tinnitus causes an individual to hear a sound without the actual presence of an external source of the sound. Many with tinnitus report hearing sounds such as ringing, clicking, buzzing, hissing, or roaring at various pitches and frequencies.
Our Financing Options
Insurance only goes so far in some medical cases. We are pleased to partner with Care Credit who offer finance assistance to help pick up where insurance leaves off. In addition to Care Credit, our Hearing Center is proud to offer financing through Wells Fargo as well. Regardless of your financial situation, we believe that hearing aids should be attainable.