Our expert staff of AudigyCertified™ audiologists provide services to those from newborn to over a hundred years old. These include basic behavioral tests and sophisticated computerized otoneurological evaluations. When appropriate, the latest digital hearing instruments may be utilized to help compensate for a hearing impairment. For individuals who work in high noise areas, we administer Hearing Conservation Programs in accordance to OSHA guidelines.
Here is a list of our services with a short explanation.
Diagnostic Hearing Tests
A series of comprehensive tests, including air and bone conduction, speech reception threshold, speech discrimination and tympanometry, to diagnose whether or not hearing loss is present.
Earwax Removal and Management
Cerumen is another word for earwax, which is the oily substance your body naturally produces to protect your ear canal. Sometimes too much cerumen is produced, causing a build-up of wax which can cause temporary hearing loss. Cerumen should only be removed by a qualified hearing professional.
Hearing Aid Dispensing
Audiologists are certified and licensed to not only dispense and fit hearing aids, but are also trained to diagnose and treat hearing and balance disorders. They have had several years of advanced education and have obtained a Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree in Audiology (Au.D./Ph.D).
Hearing System Checks, Cleaning and Servicing
Frequent hearing system checks are critical to the patient’s long-term satisfaction and can include sound field and probe microphone measurements, tube changes, cleaning, program adjustments, battery checks and re-instruction.
Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening devices or ALDs are technical tools such as text telephones, or text-to-speech conversion software used to aid individuals who have communication disorders perform actions, tasks, and activities.
Custom earplugs for hearing protection
Repeated exposure to loud noises, like the 140-decibel blast of a rifle or the 130-decibel roar of a jet taking off, can irreparably damage the hair cells of the inner ear – those cells that enable one to hear. Hearing loss caused by loud noises can be prevented through the use of custom-made earplugs.
Swim plugs can be made of soft, moldable silicone or pre-molded rubber and are designed to be placed in ears before swimming, bathing or showering to prevent otitis externa, the inflammation of the outer part of the ear extending to the auditory canal.
Musician’s monitors and earplugs
Noise induced hearing loss can be caused by exposure to a single loud noise or by prolonged exposure to noise 85 decibels and higher. Stereo headphones generally play music at 105-110 decibels. As a result, it is highly recommended that performing musicians and concert attendees were ear protection.
Hearing aids require batteries to work and each battery lasts approximately 7-10 days, depending on the length of use each day and the size of the hearing aids. Battery sizes can be identified by a universal color code:
• Yellow Tab – #10
• Orange Tab – #13
• Brown Tab – #312
• Blue Tab – #675
• Red Tab – #5
Some hearing aid repairs are simple and can be done in the dispensing office. However, should a hearing aid need to be sent out for repair, costs will vary based on how old the hearing aid is, whether or not it is still in warranty and if it was damaged through misuse of the wearer. Ask your provider about repair contracts and extended warranties.
Video-otoscopy is the process of examining the ear canal and eardrum with a hand-held instrument called an otoscope that has a television monitor attachment, allowing the patient to see the inside of his/her ear.
Extended Warranty program
Friends and Family Program
If you are satisfied with your experience and your hearing aids are working as you expected, please share your story with friends and family. Your referral will be appreciated and rewarded.
The best way to prevent hearing loss is to prevent it. Special ear plugs are available for swimmers, musicians, sportsmen and anyone who is exposed to a noisy environment.
Designed to prevent patients from delaying receiving the hearing healthcare they need, CareCredit offers convenient payment options by providing a wide range of No Interest and Low Interest Payment Plans.