Smithfield, NC

Patient Resources

Many people have questions about their hearing that cover a vast array of topics. Aside from the loss of hearing, many people have questions about hearing protection, hearing tests for the very young or old, visual aids for hearing impaired people and many more.

Our resources are comprehensive and offer you quick answers to the issues related to your hearing health. However, if you don’t find the information you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to contact one of our experienced team members. 

  • Education and Research

    Untreated hearing loss causes severe physical and emotional issues. Our audiologists understand that there is a close relationship shared between untreated hearing loss and communication challenges. Life’s best moments depend on interaction, and healthy hearing is an essential part of that. The audiologists at Coates Hearing Clinic, P.A. contribute daily to a healthier understanding of […]

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is an audiologist? What types of tests and treatments do audiologists perform? How do I know I have hearing loss? What causes hearing loss? How is hearing loss diagnosed? What are the different degrees of hearing loss? What are the different types of hearing loss? What are the signs of hearing loss in children? […]

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  • Hearing and Balance Disorders

    Discussion of dizziness Function of the normal ear Maintenance of balance Ear dizziness Symptoms of ear dizziness Central dizziness Visual dizziness Causes and symptoms of dizziness Circulation changes Atypical migraine or basilar migraine Occlusion Hemorrhage Treatment Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo (BPPV) Imbalance related to aging Infection Neuritis Meniere’s disease and endolymphatic hydrops Treatment of Meniere’s […]

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  • How to Prevent Hearing Loss

    Musicians and others working in loud music environments need hearing protection. Most people can use standard hearing protection equipment. In the case of musicians, there are specialized earphones that allow all the musical notes through at various frequencies without allowing the percussive, very loud sound through. These products help musicians keep their hearing in top shape.

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  • Impacts of Untreated Hearing Loss

    Many people are aware they’re suffering from hearing loss, but find it difficult to get help. Those who have been diagnosed with hearing loss wait, on average, seven years before seeking treatment. The reasons for waiting on help vary; some are frustrated by hearing loss, believing it to be a sign of aging. Others think […]

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  • Insurance and Payment Plans

    HealthiPlan is a patient medical credit and payment plan designed to have no down payments for patients who need care. Contact Coates Hearing Clinic, P.A. for information on this and other payment plans that can help you toward better hearing today.

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  • Latest Hearing Health News

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  • SNOT-20 (Sinus) survey

    Consider how severe the problem is when you experience it and how frequently it happens. Please rate each item below on how “bad” it is by selecting the button that corresponds with how you feel. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 […]

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  • Tinnitus Survey

    Please answer the question below to the best of your ability. After you choose your answer, the next question will appear. At the end of the survey, you will be provided with a score, and you may send this score to us so we may discuss any hearing loss issues you are having. 1 2 […]

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  • Types of Hearing Loss

    Hearing loss can be experienced in varying degrees, such as mild, moderate, moderately-severe, severe or profound. Additionally, this loss can also vary depending on pitches or frequencies. A series of hearing tests can determine the amount of loss you experience compared to an average of many other adult listeners with typical hearing. The volume of […]

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  • Understanding Tinnitus

    Tinnitus is commonly described as a ringing, buzzing, whooshing or hissing sensation in your ears, but the sound isn’t caused by an external noise. More than 50 million Americans experience tinnitus for a number of different reasons. To determine how to best treat tinnitus, it’s important to understand its  symptoms and causes. Symptoms of tinnitus […]

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