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In simple terms, a hearing aid is a small electronic device worn in or behind the ear. But what it can do for someone with a hearing loss is simply amazing.
A symptom of hearing loss described as hearing sound; ringing, buzzing, whistling in the head, or ears that does not come from an outside source.
What we do
Below please find a list of the additional services we provide.
Service and Repairs
Hearing Aid Service/Repairs
- We recommend returning every 6 months for service to keep your hearing aids in peak working condition. Many repairs can be done on-site.
- Repairs may be needed from time to time in order to keep your hearing aids working smoothly. Most repairs are quick, easy, and simple to diagnose and fix.
- Repairs may be needed from time to time in order to keep your hearing aids working smoothly. Most repairs are quick, easy, and simple to diagnose and fix. We also offer repair services for hearing aids not purchased at our office.
- Periodic cleanings of your hearing aids will ensure they are working as well for you as they possibly can.
- Daily wear can take its toll on your hearing aid, which is why they need to be cleaned properly and regularly. Daily maintenance can easily be done at home, but for deep cleaning, it is best to rely on the professionals
Otoacoustic emissions (OAE)’s are low-level sounds generated by the outer hair cells of the cochlea (inner ear) in response to auditory stimuli. OAEs are present in nearly all normal-hearing ears. Absent OAEs indicate hearing loss and/or middle ear pathology.
When are OAE tests used?
OAE tests are used to assess the following:
- Infants over 90 days old and children up to 4 years of age
- Children and adults who are or who are unable to cooperate with other methods of hearing testing (e.g. individuals with autism or stroke)
- Children with developmental or delayed speech or language disorders
- Individuals with tinnitus, acoustic trauma, noise-induced hearing loss, or sudden hearing loss
- Individuals with abnormal auditory perception
- Individuals with sensorineural hearing loss
- Individuals with abnormal auditory function studies or failed hearing exam
- Potentially malingering individuals who may be feigning a hearing loss
- Monitoring of ototoxicity in patients before, during, and after administration of agents known to be ototoxic (e.g., aminoglycosides, chemotherapy agents)
Types of OAE’s
- Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions (DPOAEs)
DPOAEs are generated by simultaneous stimulation of the outer hair cells by presenting two pure tones of different frequency through the OAE probe.
- Transient Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions (TEOAEs).
TEOAEs are generated when the ear is stimulated by clicks or tonebursts.
Aural rehabilitation is frequently used as an integral component in the overall management of individuals with hearing loss and refers to services and procedures for facilitating adequate receptive and expressive communication in individuals with hearing differences. Aural rehabilitation is often an interdisciplinary endeavor involving physicians, audiologists, and speech-language pathologists.
Bone Anchored Implants
A bone anchored implant is a hearing solution for some individuals with chronic conditions who are unable to wear hearing aids. A bone anchored implant can improve hearing and reconnect you to the sounds you have been missing. Our team is experienced in helping to determine if you are a good candidate for a bone anchored implant.
Assistive Listening Devices
The terms assistive listening device or assistive listening technology can refer to any device that helps a person with hearing loss to communicate. These terms often refer to devices that help a person to hear and understand what is being said more clearly or to express thoughts more easily. With the development of digital and wireless technologies, more and more devices are becoming available to help people with hearing disorders to communicate more meaningfully and participate more fully in their daily lives.
Custom Hearing Protection
Exposure to loud noise can damage the fine hair cells in your ears, leading to hearing loss. Custom earplugs can protect your hearing when used regularly. Custom earplugs can also protect against water, wind, and snoring.
- Custom earmolds with special music filters offer outstanding sound quality, increased comfort, and discreet design.
Shooting Hearing Protection
- Wearing ear protection is extremely important, not only for people who shoot but for bystanders as well.
- A custom fit provides increased comfort and improved protection
A Caring Approach to Hearing Health
We strive to provide comprehensive and professional hearing health care, from prevention to rehabilitation, for those individuals with hearing concerns. Our patient care will be unique to each individual and reflect the professional concern and attention required to allow each individual to succeed in their goal of improved quality of life through better hearing.