Audiology and Hearing Aid Services
- Comprehensive Hearing Evaluation
- Hearing Aid Evaluation
- Hearing Aid Fitting
- Tinnitus Management
- Custom Earmolds and Earplugs
- Musicians Earplugs and Monitors
- Hearing Aid Repairs
Comprehensive Hearing Evaluation
A comprehensive hearing evaluation is an important tool in the identification of hearing loss and for determining the best course of action for your specific treatment. Some hearing loss may be treated medically and requires an evaluation by your physician or an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist prior to receiving your hearing aids. If it is determined that hearing aids are the best solution, the comprehensive hearing evaluation in conjunction with a thorough case history helps to determine the best treatment options for your particular hearing needs.
Hearing Aid Evaluation
A hearing aid evaluation is the next step once it has been determined that you have a hearing loss that is treatable with hearing aids. The hearing aid evaluation is generally included in your comprehensive hearing evaluation. There is no additional charge for a hearing aid evaluation.
Hearing Aid Fitting
Once you have completed your hearing aid evaluation and worked with the audiologist on selecting the hearing aids most appropriate for your hearing needs, you will be scheduled for a hearing aid fitting. During this appointment, your audiologist will program the hearing aids with a specific prescription, based upon your hearing evaluation. Once programmed, your audiologist will explain how to insert and remove the hearing aids and batteries along with very basic cleaning instructions. We will try not to overwhelm you with too much information at this visit. It is recommended that you bring a close friend or family member along to this appointment to help you remember all of the information will be given during this time.
Tinnitus is the term used to describe the noises one may hear inside their head that is not generated by an outside source. These noises may present themselves as a ringing, buzzing, humming, chirping or various other sounds. The word tinnitus is Latin and literally means “ringing.”
Earmolds and Ear Plugs
Sudden or prolonged exposure to noise can cause damage to ears resulting in hearing loss. In fact, noise exposure is one of the leading causes of hearing loss. Hearing protection is extremely important for anyone who is exposed to loud levels of noise either occupationally or socially. The truth is that anyone subject to high noise levels may need to wear hearing protection to protect their hearing long-term.
Musician ear Plugs and Monitors
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 Repairs
Musicians have unique needs when it comes to hearing protection. They need to protect their hearing, but they also need to be able to hear their own music clearly, as well as hear other musicians' music and voices while performing.