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We care about your hearing. Hearing loss may affect all of us at some point and because the onset is gradual, it can go unnoticed for many years. As licensed audiologists, we feel it is important to identify any hearing loss early, so we can help mitigate any potential negative impacts and be able to offer any solutions that may be beneficial.
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Services we provide regarding hearing care include:
Comprehensive hearing test
Pure tone air and bone conduction testing
Speech audiometry testing
Hearing Aid consultation and evaluation
Hearing Aid reprogramming
Recreational Ear Molds
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The first step on the path to treatment is to establish a baseline of hearing acuity. Our comprehensive hearing exams assess your ability to hear tones, as well as word understanding.
The extent of hearing loss in day-to-day activities will be addressed when going through an evaluation. Important questions will be asked about the effects of hearing loss during family or work time. This combined with hearing tests gives the audiologist a full background of the patient needs. During the evaluation, an audiologist may make recommendations on hearing aid devices. There are two styles to choose from, with a few features being exclusive to certain brands.
Hearing aids and fittings
Where you get your hearing aid and what hearing aid you use matters. Once it has been determined that you would benefit from hearing aids, we will guide you through the process to find the right hearing aids for your needs.
It is important that you work with an audiologist who can deliver specialized care for your needs, condition, and lifestyle. An audiologist can recommend the best frequency response, style, sizing, and features for you. During a hearing aid fitting, we will also describe the right steps you can take to make sure your aids last as long as possible, including appropriate cleaning and maintenance you can do at home.
Hearing aid repair and maintenance
Our goal is to make sure you have quality hearing without feedback or other problems. The primary reason that patients stop wearing their hearing aid is that they feel they don’t get the full benefit of better hearing. We are here to help. Did you know that wearing a hearing aid can reduce the risk of dementia and reduce mortality risk in patients with hearing loss*?
If something happens to compromise the functionality of your hearing aids, we can assist you. For some services, we may prompt you to bring in your hearing aids to diagnose the problem. Based on the issue, we may perform hearing aid repair in house, and we may be able to perform basic fixes while you wait. In other cases, we will need to send your hearing aids to a manufacturer. In each case, we will make sure that your hearing aids remain durable for their expected life span.
Custom hearing protection
Patients come to us seeking customized hearing protection that enables you to hear the necessary sounds, while attenuating the damaging frequencies and volumes that put your hearing at risk. For example, for those who work in noisy places and performing musicians are among our top patients who are great candidates for custom hearing protection.
Our services include custom swim/water plugs, musician’s plugs, recreational plugs, and ear impressions. Our goal is to work with your lifestyle to find solutions that enable you to perform your activities while also preventing further hearing damage.
Get to know our audiologists
Our expert audiologists can improve your quality of life by improving communication, relationships, and your participation in daily activities.
Common hearing aid FAQs
Are they noticeable?
Hearing aids are much smaller than they used to be. They are also much more common than they used to be with more patients wearing them and finding better quality of life.
How much do they cost?
We offer a variety of hearing aids, that allows for a wide range of prices. We include all warranties and follow-up visits for the life of the hearing aids. Hearing aids are an investment in your quality of life and future communication.
We offer CareCredit®, an interest-free option, to help you pay for hearing aids. We also verity your health insurance benefits for potential hearing aid coverage.
What is the adjustment period?
We offer a 30–45-day adjustment period with all new hearing aids. For some it may take longer than 45 days to get used to the hearing aids. We are here to advise you throughout that journey.
For an updated hearing evaluation or hearing aid fitting, contact us today.