Audiology and Hearing Aids Services
- Assistive Listeining Devices
- Battery Sales
- Cell Phone Accessories
- Cerumen Removal
- Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations
- Earmolds and Earplugs
- Musicians Earplugs and Monitors
- Hearing Aid Evaluation and Seleciton
- Hearing Aid Fitting and Dispensing
- Industrial Hearing Screenings
- Live Speech Mapping
- Tinnitus Evaluation and Management
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs): FM Systems
You may have certain communications needs that can't be solved alone by hearing aids. For example, when you use the telephone or listen to the radio, you still may have difficulty hearing clearly.
Special devices have been developed to solve these problems. Assistive listening devices make specific desired sounds, rather than all sounds (in the surrounding environment) louder for more clarity. Some of these devices are especially helpful in background noise.
Other Assistive devices include:
- alarm clocks,
- alerting devices that attach to the telephone
- smoke detectors
- alarms to make the hearing impaired person aware that the phone is ringing or that there is danger.
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. Batteries that are properly charged will make a noise (a squeal) when cupped in your hand or after it has been inserted in your ear. When you cup your hand over the hearing aid, it will also make a noise.
- Size 10 (yellow)
- Size 312 (brown)
- Size 13 (orange)
- Size 675 (blue)
Cell Phone Accessories
Custom earmolds for cell phone headrests, Bluetooth compatible device, hands-free and more.
Cerumen, or ear wax, can be removed from the ear canal so that it does not interfere with listening or comfort, especially for individuals who wear hearing aids.
Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations
During your examination you will be tested using a series of low & high frequency words to determine your ability to understand verbiage within a conversation. We will also give you several words to repeat. The results will help us determine your percentage of hearing loss, your ability to understand speech and how hearing aids will improve your ability to hear.
Earmolds and Earplugs
One in 10 Americans has a hearing loss that affects his or her ability to understand normal speech. Excessive noise exposure is the most common cause of hearing loss. The longer you are exposed to a loud noise, the more damaging it may be. Also, the closer you are to the source of intense noise, the more damaging it is.
Musicians and Performers
Musicians and performers have unique noise exposure problems. We make custom earpieces to adapt to monitors and protect your ears from damage (in performance situations) without interfering with your ability to hear necessary sounds.
Hearing Aid Evaluation and Selection
We have state-of-the-art equipment and experienced professionals who can evaluate your hearing. We can use special videootoscopy equipment to view your ear canal and eardrum. Combined with the knowledge of our specially trained audiologists, you'll know exactly what it will take to have better hearing health..
Hearing Aid Dispensing & Fitting
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.
Hearing Aid Repairs
Some minor hearing aid repairs can be done in the office setting in a short period of time; others will need to be sent to the manufacturer for repair. Your hearing professional can help determine what kind of a repair is necessary if you feel your hearing aid is not working properly.
Industrial hearing screenings
Workers in certain occupations are required to receive regular hearing tests due to the risk of hearing loss that can be caused by excessive noise in their workplace. These hearing screenings can be completed in less than 30 minutes, and comply with the standards set by OSHA.
Live Speech Mapping
Live Speech Mapping is a fitting process that uses probe microphones and live real-time speech to allow the patient and their family members to immediately see and understand the benefits of hearing aids and fitting adjustments
Every gunshot produces a noise that could damage the ears of anyone in close hearing range. Large bore guns and artillery are worse because they are the loudest. But even cap guns and firecrackers can damage your hearing if the explosion is close to your ear. Anyone who uses firearms without some form of ear protection risks hearing loss.
Recent studies show an alarming increase in hearing loss in youngsters. Evidence suggests that loud rock music along with increased use of portable radios with earphones may be responsible for this phenomenon.
Although over the counter ear protection does help protect your hearing somewhat if you are exposed daily to loud noises it is better to have custom made ear protection. Our staff is trained to take these ear impressions and have these custom molds made to fit your ears specifically.
Tinnitus Evaluation and Management
Tinnitus is a common condition, where a person experiences a ringing, rushing, or buzzing in the ears. Tinnitus will not cause you to go deaf, but its presence may affect your daily activities.
Our professionals can help recommend a course of action to deal with this persistent problem. Each person has an individual response to treatment. Our goal is to work with you to minimize and potentially eliminate this condition.
Tympanometry is an examination used to test the condition of the middle ear and mobility of the eardrum (tympanic membrane) and the conduction bones, by creating variations of air pressure in the ear canal.