Audiology and Hearing Aid Services
Our goal is to give the utmost hearing health care to our patients. Our Audiologists are caring and compassionate medical professionals, and we are dedicated to improving your quality of life through better hearing. When you are ready to experience all the benefits of better hearing firsthand, we will thoroughly evaluate your hearing, carefully review the findings with you in detail, and make recommendations based on your needs and desires. Your comfort and confidence is our priority. If you are thinking about taking the next step to explore an advanced hearing solution or upgrading to the latest digital technology, give us a call! We are happy to help you with any of your hearing and balance needs.
What is an Audiologist?
Audiologists are highly-trained health-care professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance disorders in children and adults. Audiology is a well-respected and highly recognized profession, and our mission is to treat each patient with care and respect, while providing an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan that will improve the quality of life for our patients.
Audiology and Hearing Device Services
- Comprehensive Hearing Evaluations
- Tinnitus Evaluations and Treatment
- Hearing Aid Evaluation and Selection
- Hearing Aid Dispensing and Fitting
- Hearing Aid Maintenance and Repairs
- Custom Ear Molds and Earplugs
- Central Auditory Processing Disorder
- Bone Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA)
- Bluetooth Hearing Aids
- Balance & Dizziness Evaluations
- Cell Phone Accessories for Hearing Aids
- Musicians Earplugs and Monitors
- Industrial Hearing Screenings
- Live Speech Mapping
- Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)
- FM Systems (S.T.A.P. Programs)
Bluetooth Hearing Aids
Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids can be wirelessly connected to devices such as televisions, cell phones, FM systems, GPS systems, and PDAs, with the use of Bluetooth technology. Bluetooth technology works similarly to wireless Internet, where sounds are sent through an invisible electronic signal.
Cell Phone Accessories
Custom earmolds for cell phone headrests, Bluetooth compatible device, hands-free and more.
Cerumen, or ear wax, can be removed from the ear canal so that it does not interfere with listening or comfort, especially for individuals who wear hearing aids.
Diagnostic Audiologic Evaluations
Scheduled and performed by our licensed and nationally certified Hearing Healthcare Professional are subject to professional fees. Insurance often covers these services.
Custom Earmolds and Earplugs
Since the various systems produce different hearing impressions, it is important for you to make a comparison yourself. For this purpose we will produce custom-made earmolds based on the exact contours of your ears. We can then ensure that your hearing aid fits perfectly.
Evaluation for Auditory Processing Disorders (APD)
APD evaluations are most commonly performed for school-age children, although many adults are also tested. A person with suspected APD has normal hearing, but does not seem to hear well or understand what is heard. Hearing and understanding may be inconsistent. Testing for APD consists of a hearing test and several tasks where words or sentences must be repeated in different listening conditions.
Evaluation and Fitting for Musician's Ear Plugs
Musicians practice and perform in a variety of different settings. They are exposed to high levels of sound, sometimes for long periods, which may put them at risk for permanent hearing damage. Musician’s ear plugs are custom-made devices that help to limit the sound exposure from instruments, while still providing a rich musical experience for the performer or audience.
Hearing Aid Dispensing & Fitting
At the hearing aid fitting, you will receive the hearing aids you selected. They are programmed based on a prescription that is specific to each person’s hearing loss. The hearing professional may make adjustments after you try the hearing aids to make sure the settings and fit are ideal for you.
Hearing Aid Repairs
Some minor hearing aid repairs can be done in the office setting in a short period of time; others will need to be sent to the manufacturer for repair. Your hearing professional can help determine what kind of a repair is necessary if you feel your hearing aid is not working properly.
Hearing Aid Evaluation and Selection
During a hearing aid evaluation, you will meet with a licensed professional who will discuss with you the different styles, colors, technologies, and benefits to wearing hearing aids. You may be shown different styles or have the opportunity to try different hearing aids in the office. Custom impressions may be taken of your ears, depending on the style of hearing aid chosen.
Industrial hearing screenings
Workers in certain occupations are required to receive regular hearing tests due to the risk of hearing loss that can be caused by excessive noise in their workplace. These hearing screenings can be completed in less than 30 minutes, and comply with the standards set by OSHA.
Live Speech Mapping
Live Speech Mapping is a fitting process that uses probe microphones and live real-time speech to allow the patient and their family members to immediately see and understand the benefits of hearing aids and fitting adjustments.
Tinnitus Evaluation and Management
Tinnitus is described as a ringing in the ear, and can range in severity. A tinnitus evaluation can help you identify how much tinnitus interferes with your daily life and if there are treatment options that can benefit you.
VNG - Balance Evaluations
Videonystagmography evaluates the function of the vestibular portion of the inner ear for patients who are experiencing symptoms of vertigo, unsteadiness, dizziness, and other balance disorders. Hearing evaluation tests are frequently combined with vestibular studies for the identification of inner ear disorders.