From the voices of your loved ones to the melodies of your favorite songs, your ability to hear connects you to your world in a way no other sense can.
When your ears are giving you trouble due to a hearing difficulty, chronic ear infections, or other ear-related ailments, you can feel isolated from your friends, family, and co-workers, and disconnected from the way you’d like to live your life.
For more than 15 years, Dr Roux’s unparalleled approach to service and commitment to patient wellness through advanced medical techniques, as well as access to and expert application of the latest and most effective hearing aid technology, is what makes Dr Roux the preferred choice of your friends and neighbors.
If you or a loved one have an ear or hearing concern, please ask your doctor for a referral to Dr Roux. I am looking forward to serving you.
Ear issues Dr Roux can help you with are:
- Earaches & Ear Infections
- Earwax and Earwax Blockage
- Swimmer’s Ear
- Ear Tubes
- Middle Ear Surgery
- Ear Plastic Surgery
- Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease
- Meniere’s Disease
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
Do I Need A Hearing Test?
Self-Test for Hearing Loss
Are you worried about your hearing? Do you have concerns about how your child hears? Ask yourself the questions below to find out if you should have a hearing test.
See an audiologists if you answer “yes” to more than two of the following questions:
- Do you have a problem hearing over the telephone?
- Do you hear better in one ear than the other when you are on the phone?
- Do you have trouble understanding when two or more people talk at the same time?
- Do people complain that you turn the TV volume up too high?
- Do you have to strain to understand what people say?
- Do you have trouble hearing in a noisy place?
- Do you have trouble hearing in restaurants?
- Do you have dizziness, pain, or ringing in your ears?
- Do you ask people to repeat what they said?
- Do family members or coworkers tell you that you are not hearing what they say?
- Do many people you talk to seem to mumble or not speak clearly?
- Do you have trouble understanding women and children?
- Do people get annoyed because you don’t understand what they say?
- Does my child need to have his or her hearing tested?
- Take your child to see an audiologists if you notice any of the following:
- Your child does not always respond to sounds.
- Your child does not say many words.
- Your child’s speech is not clear.
- You notice that your child has the TV, radio, or headphones turned up too loud.
- Your child does not follow directions.
- Your child says, “Huh?” or “What?” a lot.
- Your child does not answer when your call for him.
Protect Your Hearing
Protecting Your Hearing from Loud Noise Exposure
Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is becoming increasingly common with each passing year. Properly protecting your ears from exposure to sounds over 85 decibels (dB) is very important, especially if you regularly participate in loud activities. While one-size-fits-all earplugs offer some benefit, anyone regularly exposed to loud noise should invest in custom earplugs for full protection. We offer custom earmolds for standard earplugs as well as for specialty plugs such as hunter’s plugs, musician’s monitors, swimmer’s plugs and more. Custom-made earplugs are ideal for Akron residents who regularly attend sporting events, go hunting, ride motorcycles, enjoy woodworking, mow or snow/leaf blow their law, attend rock concerts and more. You should also try to buy quieter appliances, keep the volume on your music and TV low, and limit the number of appliances or tools you use during your regular routine.
Protecting Your Hearing from Infection & Disease
Some infections and diseases can cause hearing loss. Viruses that may affect your hearing include measles, mumps, whooping cough and rubella. Bacterial infections like meningitis and syphilis may also cause hearing loss. The best way to protect your hearing and that of your loved ones is to follow these pieces of advice: get all recommended vaccinations for you and your children, use protection to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and always seek medical attention should you feel sick.
Protecting Your Hearing from Injury
Head trauma can affect the temporal bones in the skull’s lower lateral walls, which may damage your auditory system. While trauma isn’t always preventable, you can still lower your risk through taking simple precautions such as wearing seat belts, helmets and proper protective gear; avoiding unnecessary risks, such as standing on the top rung of a ladder; never inserting foreign objects in your ears; using waterproof swim plugs when engaging in water activities; and seeking medical attention if you are suffering from an ear infection.
Protecting Your Hearing from Ototoxic Medications
Many people aren’t aware of the risk certain medications pose to their auditory system. In reality, though, more than 200 over-the-counter and prescription drugs are known to cause damage to the sensory cells necessary for hearing. These include certain antibiotics, chemotherapy drugs, salicylate pain relievers and diuretics. Talk to your doctor and an Akron audiologist if you’re concerned about a medication causing changes to your hearing.