INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS...
WHY DOES HEARING LOSS OCCUR?
The human ear consists of three parts; the outer ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear. Hearing loss is divided into two general categories: Conductive hearing loss and Sensorineural hearing loss (it is also possible to have mixed hearing loss with features of both).
Conductive hearing loss is caused by problems in the outer or middle ear. This means that sound cannot get into the inner ear.
Sensorineural hearing loss results from damage to the inner ear (the cochlea).
WHAT CAN BE DONE?
If you have mild conductive hearing loss but cannot use a conventional hearing aid, you may be a candidate for a Bone Anchored Hearing Aid. If you cannot use a conventional hearing aid (or it does not work), and you have moderate hearing loss, you may be a candidate for a Middle Ear Implant. If you are profoundly deaf in both ears, you may be a candidate for a Cochlear Implant. There is currently no surgical wait list for Cochlear Implant surgery. We try to see all patients who are referred for Cochlear Implant Assessment within two weeks of the referral.
All patients who are candidates for one of these implants will be seen in a Multidisciplinary Clinic.
If you are a patient qualifying for any of the above implantable hearing devices, you will immediately be introduced to one of our Multidisciplinary Clinics. In these implant clinics you should expect to be evaluated by a fellowship-trained ear implant surgeon, a team of audiologists and other health care professionals who have specific training in surgical implantable hearing aids.
HOW CAN I BE SEEN?
To be seen by Dr. Ho, your family doctor must fill out our Referral Form, which takes less than a minute to complete. The form must then be faxed to 780-570-5493 to be assessed.
Our wait list differs depending on the condition.
Please Note: Audiological testing is no longer required with new referral.
If you are a current patient of Dr. Ho and would like to inquire about an upcoming appointment or surgery, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.
If you are not yet a patient, but have had a referral sent to us, we will contact you as soon as an appointment has been made for you.
If you need to contact our office, please feel free to email us at email@example.com at anytime. This email is monitored throughout the day on Monday to Friday.
Our telephone hours have changed:
You can reach us by telephone on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:30 - 4 pm and Fridays 8:30 - 12 noon only.
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