Diagnostic hearing testing is performed by Doctors of Audiology to determine the type and severity of the hearing loss. A complete audiological hearing test includes otoscopy, tympanometry, air conduction, bone conduction, and speech recognition testing. Following the evaluation we review the test results with you and make appropriate recommendations.
Tests performed by our licensed and nationally certified Hearing Healthcare Professionals are subject to professional fees. Insurance often covers these services.
Videonystagmography (VNG) evaluates the function of the vestibular portion of the inner ear for patients who are experiencing symptoms of vertigo, unsteadiness, dizziness, and other balance disorders. Hearing evaluation tests are frequently combined with vestibular studies for the identification of inner ear disorders.
Tinnitus is a noise in the ears or head that is not present in the environment. It is frequently described as a ringing, buzzing, humming, or hissing sound. It can be a common sensation for individuals with some level of hearing loss.
A complete tinnitus evaluation involves detailed case history and questionnaire to identify its severity and effects on daily life. Diagnostic hearing testing is performed to assess possible hearing loss. Additional measurements may include: loudness discomfort levels, pitch and loudness match of the perceived tinnitus, and the minimum amount of other sounds that can mask or cover-up the tinnitus.
Testing is helpful in identifying the overall severity of the tinnitus, the potential cause of the tinnitus and to formulate an appropriate course of treatment. Tinnitus is very complex and may be caused by multiple locations in the ear or central nervous system. Officially, there is no cure for tinnitus. However, there are certain medical and therapeutic interventions that may be very helpful in reducing the effects of the tinnitus on daily life. Some of these treatment options may include medical treatment, hearing aids, masking or sound generating devices, and/or habituation therapy.
We keep a supply of batteries for you to purchase in our office. Stop in routinely for fresh batteries. Make sure to check the batteries in your hearing devices often and make sure there is no dirt, wax or debris interfering with the batteries' performance.
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We offer a variety of assistive devices including amplified phones, alarm clocks, warning systems and Bluetooth accessories.
At the hearing aid fitting, you will receive the hearing aids you selected. They are programmed based on a prescription that is specific to each person’s hearing loss. The hearing professional may make adjustments after you try the hearing aids to make sure the settings and fit are ideal for you.
We encourage ongoing cleaning and maintenance after your hearing aid purchase to ensure you receive optimum performance and benefit from your hearing aids. We encourage all our patients to come in for regular hearing aid check-ups and cleaning.
Repairs, Maintenance, Cleanings, and Warranties come with all brands of hearing aids. We offer in-office repairs when possible on most makes/models.
Hearing Protection – Custom made hearing protection to protect your hearing from loud noises. Many styles and materials are available depending on your needs. The audiologist will go over these options with you at your consultation.
Musician’s Earplugs – These plugs are designed with the musician in mind and attenuate sound at the same level for all frequencies so that sound quality is not diminished. These earplugs can be purchased with 9, 15, or 25 dB filters depending on the patient’s preference and the type of music they are exposed to.
Swim Plugs – Swim plugs are important for those who have had perforated eardrums or Pressure Equalization tubes placed in their ears. In order to protect your middle ear from water getting inside these tubes, many people opt to have custom swimmolds made to keep the water out of their ears while swimming. Even if you don’t have PE tubes, it’s always a good idea to keep your ears dry to avoid fungal or bacterial infections. We offer swim plugs that will do just that. Our swim plugs come in a variety of fun colors to match your personality!
iPod/mp3 Earbuds – Many people have problems with keeping their standard iPod earbuds in their ears. This isn’t a problem when you have custom-made ear buds that take the shape of your ear. Also, because these ear buds fit more securely, you don’t need to turn up the volume on your iPod to block out environmental sounds.
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