Services

The Audiology Center offers complete hearing healthcare services including state of the art diagnostic evaluation and fitting of advanced technology fully digital hearing instruments. We specialize in dispensing and fitting of state of the art digital hearing instruments. In addition we:

  • Are experts with assistive listening and personal alerting devices;
  • Provide education and training so that persons with hearing impairment can benefit from their amplification and communication devices;
  • Provide individual counseling to help those with hearing loss function more effectively in social, educational, and occupational environments;
  • Provide counseling and custom ear protection for musicians and others seeking to protect against hearing loss caused by exposure to loud music or prolonged noise. Hearing testing. Audiologists use specialized equipment to obtain accurate results about hearing loss. These tests are typically conducted in sound-treated rooms with calibrated equipment. The audiologist is trained to inspect the eardrum with an otoscope, perform limited ear wax removal, conduct diagnostic audiologic tests, and check for medically-related hearing problems.
Hearing testing. Audiologists use specialized equipment to obtain accurate results about hearing loss. These tests are typically conducted in sound-treated rooms with calibrated equipment. The audiologist is trained to inspect the eardrum with an otoscope, perform limited ear wax removal, conduct diagnostic audiologic tests, and check for medically-related hearing problems.

Hearing loss is caused by medical problems about 10% of the time. Audiologists are educated to recognize these medical problems and refer patients to their primary care physician or ear, nose and throat physicians (known as otolaryngologists). Most persons with hearing impairment can benefit from the use of hearing aids, and audiologists are knowledgeable about the latest applications of hearing aid technology.

Hearing Services and Counseling:
Audiologists are vitally concerned that every person, regardless of age, benefit from good hearing. Audiologists provide individual counseling to help those with hearing loss function more effectively in social, educational, and occupational environments. It is a fact of life that we lose hearing acuity as we grow older, and that hearing problems are commonly associated with the elderly. Audiologists are committed to helping senior citizens to hear better.

Hearing Aids and Assistive Listening Devices:
Audiologists provide complete hearing aid services to patients with hearing problems. Audiologists are also experts with assistive listening equipment and personal alerting devices. Audiologists provide education and training so that persons with hearing impairment can benefit from amplification and communication devices.

Audiologists dispense the majority of hearing aids in the United States, and use the most advanced computerized procedures to individualize the fitting of hearing aids. Hearing aid options are thoroughly discussed with each potential user based on the results of a complete hearing aid test battery and the individual needs of each patient. Follow-up care and hearing aid accessories are routinely available from dispensing audiologists.

Hearing Conservation Programs:
Prolonged exposure to loud noise causes permanent hearing loss. Because audiologists are concerned with the prevention of hearing loss, they are often involved in implementing programs to protect the hearing of individuals who are exposed to noisy industrial and recreational situations.

 

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