Hearing & Balance - Hearing Aids - Manasquan & Toms River New Jersey

Hearing loss is a condition that affects almost 10% of the population. Hearing loss can affect people at any age, however it is most commonly found in people who are 60 years and older. There are three main types of hearing loss:

Conductive

This hearing loss results when something prevents the normal passage of sound through the ear canal and middle ear space, such as ear wax or middle ear fluid or infection. Medical or surgical treatment is generally effective, however hearing aids may be used when surgery is not indicated.

Sensorineural

This occurs when there is damage to the inner ear and/or the auditory nerve. Hearing aids are usually the best treatment option. Sensorineural hearing loss often involves a decreased ability to understand speech and it is important to keep in mind that hearing aids do not restore normal hearing.

Mixed

Hearing & Balance - Hearing Aids - Manasquan & Toms River New JerseyAs the name implies, this hearing loss is a combination of both conductive and sensorineural hearing losses. Possible treatments include medical, surgical or the use of hearing aids.
We use state of the art equipment to perform the testing required to diagnose the hearing loss and recommend the appropriate treatment. Atlantic ENT Associates dispenses the latest hearing aid technology including analog, digital and high frequency emphasis hearing aids.

Conditions Related to Hearing and Balance

  • Hearing Loss

  • Tinnitis (ringing ears)

  • Perforated Ear Drum

  • Fluid In The Ear

  • Cerumen Impactions (wax buildup)

  • Ear Pain/Pressure/Fullness

  • Dizziness (vertigo)

  • Swimmer’s Ear ( external ear canal infection)

  • Trauma

  • Hereditary

Treatments Related to Hearing and Balance

  • Medication

  • Ear Wax Removal

  • Pressure Equilization Tubes

  • Hearing Aids

  • Assisted Listening Devices

  • Hearing Protection

  • Musician Plugs

  • Swim Plugs

  • Physical Therapy

  • Diet

Dizziness & Balance

Dizziness is a very common complaint among patients who visit our office. Dizziness may be caused by inner ear disorders or impairments to other body systems.
In order to assess the balance system, we perform Videonystagmography (VNG). The VNG is a test used to measure oculomotor labyrinthine function. The patient wears a pair of goggles around the eyes and a camera is attached to take a video of the eye movements in response to stimulating the balance system. The VNG will help us to determine if the dizziness is caused by the inner ear and if so, whether one or both ears are involved.

Hearing Aids

Atlantic Ear Nose & Throat was established in 2000 as one of the premier hearing centers in New Jersey. Dr. Iannacone has over twenty years of experience in most areas of hearing care including digital amplification, dizziness assessment, tinnitus evaluation, and central auditory processing evaluation. We provide unparalleled service for hearing health care and hearing aid services to our patients.

Atlantic ENT is committed to providing the most advanced and professional hearing services with friendly, personal care. Our aim is to enhance your quality of life through better hearing.

We offer comprehensive hearing services for pediatrics to geriatrics. We are dedicated to offering the highest standard of personal attention and professional services from initial hearing testing and evaluation of hearing disorders to the appropriate selection, fitting and follow-up of the latest hearing aid technologies.

Hearing aids have changed dramatically over the years. Gone are the bulky, underperforming models of yesterday; digital technology has led to smaller, more comfortable instruments that deliver exceptional sound quality. While hearing aids all serve the same function – amplifying sounds to enable those with hearing loss to understand and communicate – they are available in a wide range of sizes and styles, with numerous options and features that offer improved clarity and convenience. Regardless of your lifestyle, a perfect match is available.

Call us today to schedule an appointment for a hearing evaluation and to discuss all of your options.

Meet our Audiologist

New Jersey Sinus Center Staff - Jaclyn

Jaclyn Tomalo, Au.D., CCC-A

Jaclyn Tomalo, our on staff audiologist, just recently joined Atlantic ENT. She has been working as a hearing health care provider in Ocean County for over 5 years now. Jaclyn graduated from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York with a B.A. in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and then received her Doctorate of Audiology from the City University of New York. She holds a certificate of clinical competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). In addition to being a dedicated wife and mother, Jaclyn is dedicated to helping those in New Jersey with their hearing health care needs.