A Personal Message From Dr. Scott Marquardt, Audiologist and owner of Clarity Hearing.
We appreciate that you are taking the time to visit our Physician Resource page.
The objective of this page is to provide information about the tools needed to help you assist your patients who are experiencing hearing difficulty, tinnitus, balance, or processing challenges.
Feel free to access all of our resources and ask questions or request additional assistance.
Our friendly team is prepared to answer those questions and offer any support you need — just call us at 936-273-4437.
Thank you for all that you do.
What is that ringing in my ears?
With 30% of Americans experiencing tinnitus at some point in their lives, from young children to older generations, it’s incredibly common. However, persistent tinnitus is much more common in people with hearing loss.
Although the majority of people with tinnitus are still able to continue with their day-to-day lives, a small percentage of people have reported that it severely affects them.
Although tinnitus is often incorrectly labeled as a disease, it’s actually a side effect of other things that are happening in your ear and is often a result of several causes.
What do my ears have to do with balance?
If you’ve ever felt dizzy after standing up suddenly, or you’ve been travel sick, then the culprit is your inner ear not working fast enough to adjust your sense of balance.
This slowness to adjust is called vertigo, and the medical term for the most common form of it is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
I’ll explain first how the ears work to maintain your sense of balance and then talk about the signs and symptoms of BPPV. The auditory system is an incredible mix of bones, hair like cells, nerves, and fluid that all work together so you can hear and stay balanced.
What is Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD?)
In simple terms, Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)is where you struggle to process what you hear as your ears and brain do not fully coordinate. It affects people of all ages but commonly starts in childhood, with around 5% of school-aged children experiencing CAPD.
If you believe that you or a loved one may be experiencing any signs of CAPD, you’re encouraged to visit your audiologist as soon as possible. The Clarity Hearing team includes CAPD specialists across Houston who provide expert assessments and solutions to address CAPD challenges.
Are You Ready To Refer A Patient?
If your patient might benefit from one or several of our areas of expertise, you can refer your patient to us by completing this simple online form.
Once you’ve contacted us, we’ll reach out to your patient to arrange a convenient time for them to visit us for a comprehensive hearing assessment, tinnitus evaluation, balance testing, or CAPD testing.
Schedule A Zoom Meeting With Our Team of Experts
We’re here to support you through hearing health workshops to help you and your staff better understand hearing loss concerns, tinnitus challenges, balance-related disorders, and processing issues.
We also make ourselves available for consultation or collaboration regarding a specific patient. Schedule a Zoom meeting for a convenient opportunity for our team of experts to help support you and your team.
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