“So, Kristen, today we did your hearing evaluation. We determined that you have a conductive hearing loss, which is possibly treatable by an ENT doctor, so I’d like you to get that appointment with an ENT and then, afterward, come back and see me so that we can re-test your hearing. Do you have any questions?”

“No, I think you’ve explained everything.”

“Fantastic. Thank you so much, Kristen, for coming in, and I look forward to seeing you soon.”

So as you can see, not all hearing loss is necessarily treatable with hearing aids. Certain hearing losses like Kristen’s can be treated by an Ear, Nose, and Throat Physician, with either medicine or surgery.

So if you suspect you have a hearing loss, please come in and have a hearing test. The test is simple, it’s non-invasive, and it’s very educational.

You’ll be guided on the right path through whatever you need to do to treat your hearing loss. Whether that be to see an ear, nose, and throat physician or whether that means that you should consider hearing aids for your hearing loss, no matter what the result, I’m here to take you on that journey.

I’m Doctor Michelle. Thanks so much for coming in today.

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Dr. Michelle Couture-Souvenir, Au.D

Dr. Michelle Couture-Souvenir, Au.D., is Florida’s leading doctor of audiology and has over 25 years of experience in this dynamic industry. Before setting up her own business in Florida & Central America, she served as a pediatric audiologist and rehabilitative services manager at the Miami Children’s Hospital. She has worked with patients of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds during her long and diverse career, and she is still heavily involved in international humanitarian projects, helping hearing-impaired children globally.