Want to learn more about possible hearing conditions you or a loved one may have? Our team of licensed medical professionals at Lake ENT are here to help you hear!

Several common conditions can impact your hearing – aging, exposure to loud noises, medications (also known as ototoxicity) genetics, blockage and abnormal anatomy are among the most common. Because no two patients are identical, our team works with you one-on-one to determine the cause of your hearing loss and whether a hearing aid or other device is appropriate for you. Below are some informative links to help you better understand (either before your Lake ENT appointment) or to refresh yourself afterwards.

Ear Anatomy

Sound travels through the air as a sound wave. Your ear turns the sound waves into information which your brain hears as sound.

Signs of Hearing Loss

The signs of hearing loss usually emerge slowly over time. Many times others will notice that you are having trouble hearing before you notice yourself.

Hearing Loss

There are three different types of hearing loss:

1. Conductive hearing loss
2. Sensorineural hearing loss
3. Mixed hearing loss


Tinnitus can be described as ringing, humming, buzzing, hissing, whistling or roaring. Regardless of the description, tinnitus is usually a symptom of an underlying condition.

How does the ear work?

Learn more about the anatomy of the ear to help better understand your hearing solutions.