Hearing Loss

Better Speech & Hearing Month

Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders.

Hearing loss is a common communication disorder, and approximately 48 million Americans experience some degree of hearing loss. Communication disorders, including hearing loss, can compromise physical and emotional health and affect social, educational, and recreational aspects of a person’s life. Symptoms of hearing loss for adults can include asking others to repeat themselves, difficulty hearing in the presence of background noise, and feeling that others mumble or do not speak clearly. Symptoms of hearing loss in children may include delayed or poor speech.

At Greater Knoxville ENT, we provide the best hearing care services available. Our six licensed audiologists, who all hold a doctorate degree in Audiology, are committed to reconnecting patients to the world through better hearing. They perform careful evaluations of hearing sensitivity to determine the type and degree of hearing loss so that the appropriate treatment can be administered. They also fit a full range of digital hearing aids.

If you believe you may be experiencing symptoms associated with hearing loss, contact Greater Knoxville ENT at (865) 512-1291 to schedule an appointment with one of our audiologists.


Local musician regains hearing with help from Greater Knoxville ENT.

Knathan Halliburton, a member of the Knoxville band The Wild Things, had developed a hearing problem that was dramatically affecting his life. After being diagnosed with otosclerosis at Greater Knoxville ENT, Halliburton received custom hearing aids and treatment that helped him regain his hearing and brought sound back to his life. Halliburton wrote and recorded a song about his experience as a way of thanking Greater Knoxville ENT.

Watch Knathan’s story below, and listen to his original song here.