According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, approximately 20% of Americans, or 48 million people, report some type and degree of hearing loss. There are three different types of hearing loss:
- Sensorineural hearing loss
- Conductive hearing loss
- Mixed hearing loss
Over the last 14 years Dr. Glatz has provided implants to hundreds of patients across the Rio Grande Valley. He is also the director of the multidisciplinary cochlear implant team that works together to ensure that his patients get the best treatment. Dr. Glatz creates a specialized treatment plan for every patient based on their type and the degree of hearing loss. There are two implantable hearing solutions that Dr. Glatz recommends: a cochlear implant or a bone conduction implant. Cochlear implants are designed to mimic the natural hearing function of the inner ear for people who suffer from sensorineural hearing loss in both ears. Bone conduction implants are designed to help patients who suffer from conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss, and people who suffer from single-sided deafness. Schedule your appointment today to see what treatment plan Dr. Glatz recommends!