Audiology and Hearing Aid Services
Performed by a licensed and nationally board certified Hearing Healthcare Professional, audiometric evaluations help us determine what degree of hearing loss you might be experiencing.
Hearing aid battery club members receive special discounts on hearing aid batteries. The Battery Club is a convenient way to ensure you always have hearing aid batteries when you need them.
We keep a supply of batteries for you to purchase in our office. Stop in routinely for fresh batteries. Check the batteries in your hearing devices often and make certain there is no dirt, wax or debris interfering with the batteries performance.
- Size 10 (yellow)
- Size 312 (brown)
- Size 13 (orange)
- Size 675 (blue)
Cell Phone Accessories
We offer custom earmolds for cell phone headrests, Bluetooth compatible devices, and other hands-free electronic components.
Cerumen, or ear wax, can be removed from the outer ear canal so that it does not interfere with listening or comfort, especially for individuals who wear hearing aids.
Counseling on the Use and Care of Your Hearing Aids
Our professional staff is available to help you with any problems you may be experiencing with your hearing aids. They can also discuss ways to make listening with hearing aids easier in your day-to-day life.
Family members are welcome and encouraged to accompany you to your appointments and learn more about your hearing aids.
Ear Molds and Ear Plugs
To ensure your custom fit hearing aid, hearing protection, ear plugs, or musician monitors fit properly, we use advanced impression material to produce custom-made earmolds based upon the exact contours of your ear.
Evaluation and Demonstration of Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) Including FM Systems, Alarm Clocks, TV and Phone Amplifiers
While a hearing aid makes all sounds in the environment louder, ALD's and alerting devices can increase the loudness of a desired sound through amplification or provide a visual alarm (such as a strobe light) to alert the listener. ALD's can be used for the telephone, radio, television, door chime, alarm clock, and more.
ALDs can be used with or without hearing aids to make hearing easier, which can reduce the overall stress and fatigue of listening. They can also be connected to personal hearing aids for better listening in noisy environments.
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 of time, which may put them at risk for permanent hearing damage.
Musician’s ear plugs are custom-made devices that help limit the sound exposure from instruments, while still providing a rich musical experience for the performer or audience.
We use your audiogram, as well as your perception of how well you can hear to determine the optimum settings for your hearing aids. When adjusting your hearing aids, we take various measurements to check how well you can hear. This adjustment process is carried out using a computer.
Once we teach you how to operate your hearing aids and instruct you on their use, you should wear them for a few days in your regular surroundings.
Based upon what you tell us about how well you can hear in your everyday environment, we will make any necessary final adjustments to your hearing aids.
Once your hearing aids have been fitted to your complete satisfaction, we will provide you with detailed information on how they should be maintained.
You can also have your hearing aids checked by us at any time. This will ensure that the sound quality remains as good as ever, and will extend the life of your aids.
Getting Hearing Aids
Once you have told us your history and your personal expectations with regard to your hearing, we provide you with detailed advice on the most appropriate products to meet your requirements:
Which ear has a problem hearing?Which hearing aid technology is most suitable for you: analog, digitally programmable or fully digital?Do you want to regulate the volume of the hearing aid yourself, or would you prefer a hearing aid that adjusts automatically to any hearing situation?Which hearing aid style best suits your hearing loss or your personal situation? An invisible-in-the-Ear/Canal (IIC), Completely-in-the Ear/Canal (CIC), Full Shell or In-the-Canal/Ear (ITE/ITC), or behind-the-ear (BTE)?
Hearing Aid Dispensing & Fitting
During your hearing aid fitting, you will receive the hearing aids you selected. They are programmed based upon the prescription that is specific to each person’s hearing loss. The hearing professional may make adjustments after you try the hearing aids to ensure the settings and fit are ideal for you.
Hearing Aid Evaluation and Selection
During a hearing aid evaluation, you will meet with a licensed professional who will discuss with you the different hearing aid styles, colors, and technologies, as well as the benefits of wearing hearing aids. You may be shown various styles or have the opportunity to try different types of hearing aids in the office.
Custom impressions may be taken of your ears, depending upon the type of hearing aid chosen.
Hearing Aid Repairs
Some minor hearing aid repairs can be done in the office setting in a short period of time; other repairs require the hearing aid to be sent to the manufacturer. If you feel your hearing aid is not working properly, your hearing professional can help determine what type of repair is necessary.
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.
In Office Services
We encourage ongoing cleaning and maintenance to ensure you receive optimum performance and benefit from your hearing aid(s). We encourage all our patients to come in for regular hearing aid check-ups and cleanings.
Repairs, maintenance, cleanings, and warranties come with all brands of hearing aids. We offer in-office repairs, when possible on most makes and models.
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.
Speech and Auditory Processing Evaluation / Diagnostic Hearing Evaluation
We provide speech discrimination testing, as well as auditory processing evaluations, to determine how well one can process speak intelligibility.
During your examination you will be tested using a series of low & high frequency words to determine your ability to understand verbiage within a conversation. The results will help us determine your percentage of hearing loss, your ability to understand speech, and how hearing aids will improve your ability to hear.
Test & Audiometry
In order to adjust your hearing aid to your individual requirements, we first determine your personal hearing profile or 'audiogram.' This is done by testing your ability to hear a variety of speech and environmental sounds.
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.
By creating variations of air pressure in the ear canal, tympanometry is an examination used to test the condition of the middle ear, and mobility of the eardrum (tympanic membrane) and the conduction bones.