What is hearing loss?

Definition – “A reduction in hearing sensitivity” (Stach, 2003).
Individuals may experience hearing loss as a result of noise exposure; ear blockage, such as impacted wax; and chronic ear infections. They also may experience associated symptoms such as tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and/or hyperacusis (increased sensitivity to loud sounds).

Do you experience any of the following signs and symptoms of hearing loss?

  • difficulty understanding speech in quiet or noise
  • difficulty hearing on the phone and understanding speech
  • difficulty hearing the television and understanding speech
  • ringing in the ears
  • aural fullness/pressure in the ears
  • family and friends expressing concerns about your ability to hear and understand speech

What type of treatment do we provide?

If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms, UCF Audiology/Hearing Services can offer help at its Lake Nona and Research Park clinics. In addition, the UCF Listening Center offers Aural Rehabilitation Services for adults with hearing loss as well as for families with children who have hearing loss.

Bilingual consultations (English-Spanish) are available.