Services

Hearing Testing

A hearing evaluation is used to determine the status of one’s hearing. In our office, we will place you in our soundproof booth and test the range of hearing you have in both the right and left ear. This will help establish if there is a hearing loss or not. Signs you may need to schedule a hearing test include trouble understanding others, asking people to repeat themselves, trouble hearing high-pitched sounds, a ringing sound in the ear, or frequently turning up the volume on the TV or music players.

Hearing Aid Fitting

Based on a patient’s hearing status, the best medical recommendation is made. A lot of the time hearing aids are the best option, and we discuss and fit all different makes and models of hearing devices according to a patient’s individual needs. There are many different patient preferences that can effect hearing aid selection, with some being color, gadgets, smartphone control, battery types, or ability to use in water!

Real Ear Measurement

Real ear measurements are measurements that confirm the proper level of sound is coming out of the hearing aids and into a patient’s ears. Using a probe that goes into the ear, sounds are measured to make sure that soft and loud sounds are at the correct amplification for the patient and their specific hearing loss. This verifies that the hearing aids are doing what is necessary for the patient according to their specific hearing needs.

 

Hearing Aid Repair

Over time our hearing can change and when it does, the old prescription in your hearing aids will need to be adjusted accordingly. We are able to make these changes so that you can continue to participate in your everyday activities. There are times when hearing aids malfunction or ear wax can block the speaker, which makes it hard to hear. In this case, the device(s) will need to be brought into office where we will clean and repair them. If the repair is beyond what we are able to fix, we will send the device to the manufacturer and have it back to you shortly!

Cognition Screening (Cognivue)

Cognivue is a cognitive screener that identifies changes of cognitive function, which could indicate an impairment that may be able to be treated or managed. Research has shown that there is a very strong correlation between hearing loss and cognitive decline. This screener allows us to determine a baseline status of cognition, while also looking at the patient’s hearing evaluation results. We will then determine if hearing aids could be utilized to improve or stabilize cognitive function.

 

Hearing Protection

We are exposed to noises all of the time, and sometimes those noises are considered dangerous to our hearing structures. Some common noises that can result in hearing loss include gunfire, jet engines, instruments, and even headphone usage! We provide custom hearing protection for the best noise cancellation possible. It is so important to protect your ears, as the damage done can lead to permanent hearing loss. 

Tinnitus Management

Tinnitus is a unknown pathology that affects most people at some point in their lives. It is defined as a ringing or buzzing sensation in one or both ears. Some patients even describe it as a roaring, clicking, hissing, or buzzing. Sometimes, specific management techniques are needed to diminish the intensity of tinnitus. We provide management strategies to do so.

Ear Wax Management

Cerumen (ear wax) is a normal occurrence in the body, as it provides protection for our ear canals! Most of the time, our ears will naturally push excess wax out and there is no need for Q-tips. However, sometimes ear wax can be impacted and cause irritation and hearing troubles. We are able to safely remove ear wax from the canal to improve hearing quality and comfort.