Living with a hearing loss means going through life with a wall between you and your loved ones. Untreated hearing loss can be difficult for you and everyone around you. But getting the help you need doesn’t have to be difficult.
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We test your hearing to determine if you have hearing loss, the type, degree, which ear or ears the hearing loss is in and possibly what caused the hearing loss. We can then determine the most suitable treatment options.
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What we do
What is an Audiologist?
An audiologist is a licensed healthcare professional who diagnoses and treats hearing and balance disorders. An audiologist is the highest-trained individual in the diagnosis, testing, evaluation, and rehabilitation of hearing loss. An audiologist is required to receive a doctorate degree, an Au.D. (Doctorate in Audiology), from an accredited university graduate program in audiology. These programs are highly selective and rigorous, and require a comprehensive understanding of hearing healthcare before earning the degree.
Upon completion of the doctoral program, and completing over 2000 hours of clinical experience, audiologists are required to pass a praxis exam which encompasses all areas of hearing healthcare and audiology (diagnostics, cochlear implants, pediatrics, auditory rehabilitation, etc) in order to be licensed to practice.
If you or a family member suspect that you have a hearing problem or a balance problem, contact an audiologist. After carefully reviewing your health history and evaluating your hearing, an audiologist will determine whether your condition might benefit from a surgical intervention or, if your condition is not medically treatable, he or she will review any and all recommendations for audiological care or treatment which may include hearing aids, tinnitus therapy, cochlear implantation, aural rehabilitation, or balance therapy. If your condition could be medically treatable, the audiologist will refer you to the appropriate professional if needed.
We offer a wide range of services beyond hearing evaluations and hearing aids.
Custom Earmolds & Protection
Sometimes one size fits all earmolds don’t fit. A custom-fit provides increased comfort and improved protection. We offer specialized earmolds for hunters, workers, musicians and swimmers.
Various therapeutic medications can damage the inner ear resulting in auditory and/or vestibular dysfunction that is often permanent. Unfortunately, ototoxic hearing loss may go unnoticed by patients unless the auditory system is assessed.
BAHA Candidacy Evaluations
A bone-anchored hearing aid is a type of hearing aid based on bone conduction. It is primarily suited for people who have conductive hearing loss, unilateral hearing loss, single-sided deafness, and people with mixed hearing loss who cannot otherwise wear a traditional hearing aid.
Excessive ear wax can lead to symptoms such as hearing loss, tinnitus, itching, vertigo, and pain. We are equipped to provide cerumen management for our patients.
Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening devices (ALDs) refer to various types of amplification equipment designed to improve communication when individual hearing instruments are not enough.
Noise, or unwanted sound, is a pervasive occupational health problem. Exposure to high levels of noise can cause hearing loss. The extent of damage depends primarily on the intensity of the noise and the duration of the exposure.
Cochlear Implant Evaluations
A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted neuroprosthetic device that provides a sense of sound to a person with moderate to profound sensorineural hearing loss. Cochlear implants bypass the normal acoustic hearing process, instead replacing it with electric hearing.
Tinnitus is described as hearing sound in the head or ears that does not come from an outside source. We can evaluate the tinnitus and provide recommendations.
What to expect
A Caring Approach to Hearing Health
If you’re new to our office, you might be wondering what’s involved in your visit. At your first visit, the audiologist will begin by asking questions that pertain to your ears and hearing. The audiologist will complete a battery of tests that are designed to tell us how different parts of your ears and hearing are working. Finally, we explain everything to you because we believe your journey to better hearing should be a partnership with you and your hearing healthcare provider. And we believe that journey should begin by making sure you’re as well informed as possible about your problem and all possible solutions.