Audiology

Is your hearing not as great as it used to be? Are you losing your balance more often? MaineHealth has a team of audiologists who specialize in treating patients with hearing and balance problems. We are committed to helping you live the best life possible.

What is audiology?

MaineHealth’s audiologists are experts in diagnosing and caring for a wide variety of hearing and balance problems. We care for patients of all ages.

Hearing and balance problems can lead to other health issues, so we make it our priority to create individualized treatment plans that work best for each of our patients.

Audiology services

MaineHealth offers a variety of services to treat hearing and balance problems. If you notice that you are having trouble hearing or balancing, talk with your doctor about your concerns and treatment options.

Audiology services include:

  • Hearing loss evaluation and treatment
  • Hearing aid fitting, assistance and repair
  • Electronystagmography (ENG) testing to examine balance

Do I have a hearing or balance problem?

Symptoms of a hearing or balance problem may include:

  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo (feels like everything around you is spinning or moving)
  • Nausea
  • Having a hard time hearing

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please talk to your doctor about what services and treatments are available for you.

Hearing and balance problem risk factors

Although everyone is at risk for developing a hearing or balance issue, there are some factors that can increase the risk. These risk factors include:

  • Smoking

  • Diabetes

  • Not exercising

  • Aging

  • Being overweight or obese

  • Long term exposure to loud noises

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