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Comprehensive Hearing Center

Hearing is such an important sense! Our licensed audiologist provides you with the most advanced and comprehensive hearing care possible. Patients benefit from the highest standards employed in all testing and rehabilitation.

Hearing Services

  • Comprehensive hearing evaluations for children and adults.
  • Selection, fitting and dispensing of hearing aids and other assistive listening devices.
  • Cerumen (ear wax) management.
  • ABR Testing (Auditory Brainstem Response)
  • In-office hearing aid repairs, computerized adjustments and cleaning.
  • Rechargeable hearing aids (no changing batteries required).
  • Patient and family counseling about living with hearing loss.
  • Newborn hearing screening.
  • Ear plugs for pilots, dentists, swimmers, musicians and hunters.
  • Appointments and walk-in hours available.

Hearing Aids

Hearing aids are an investment in your quality of life. Once it is medically determined that prescribing hearing aids is in your best interest, you can count on our audiologist to precisely fit and adjust your hearing aids to get the maximum benefit from them. Your hearing deserves the level of competence we offer.

As a multi-line hearing aid center, we dispense and service most manufacturers' hearing aids and have received specialized training in Digital Technology and on-site repairs.

Our Audiologist possesses a Master’s of Science degree and has earned the prestigious Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology. This ensures that she has the education and experience to give you the best possible results. Where you obtain hearing aids does make a difference!

Hearing Loss

Symptoms of hearing loss may include:

Certain sounds seem too loud
Difficulty following conversations when two or more people are talking
Difficulty hearing in noisy areas
Hard to distinguish high-pitched sounds (such as "s" or "th") from one another
Less trouble hearing men's voices than women's voices
Difficulty hearing when there is background noise
Voices sound mumbled or slurred

Evaluation

About the hearing evaluation

Hearing evaluation is a test to determine if you might have hearing loss. Hearing testing is easy and not painful. In fact, babies are often asleep while being screened. It takes a very short time — usually only a few minutes.

This test is also called an audiologic evaluation. An audiologist, who is an expert trained to test hearing will do the full hearing test. In addition, the audiologist will also ask questions about overall health and hearing loss in the family.
There are many kinds of tests an audiologist can do to find out if a person has a hearing loss, how much of a hearing loss there is, and what type it is.


Hearing Test

Below you will find a hearing test.

From the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery:

"You may have hearing loss, and not even be aware of it. People of all ages experience gradual hearing loss, often due to the natural aging process or long exposure to loud noise. Other causes of hearing loss include viruses or bacteria, heart conditions or stroke, head injuries, tumors, and certain medications. Treatment for hearing loss will depend on your diagnosis."

HOW TO TAKE THIS TEST (via the AAO):

To get an idea of how well you hear, answer the following quesions and then calcualte your score. To calculate your score, give yourself 3 points for every “Almost always” answer, 2 points for every “Half the time” answer, 1 point for every “Occasionally” answer, and 0 for every “Never.” Please note: If hearing loss runs in your family, add an additional 3 points to your overall score.

Please use the following scale to rate your experience with hearing.


Hearing Test 0 - 3
1. I have a problem hearing over the telephone
2. I have trouble following the conversation when two or more people are talking at the same time
3. People complain that I turn the TV volume too high
4. I have to strain to understand conversations
5. I miss hearing some common sounds like the phone or doorbell ring
6. I have trouble hearing conversations in a noisy background, such as a party
7. I get confused about where sounds come from
8. I especially have trouble understanding the speech of women and children
9. I misunderstand some words in a sentence and need to ask people to repeat themselves
10. I have worked in noisy environments (such as assembly lines, contstruction sites, or near jet engines)
11. Many people I talk to seem to mumble, or don't speak clearly
12. People get annoyed because I misunderstand what they say
13. I misunderstand what others are saying and make inappropriate responses
14. I avoid social activities because I cannot hear well and fear I'll make improper replies
15. Ask a family member or friend to answer this question: Do you think this person has a hearing loss
Click to Calculate Score*
 

* NOTE: The hearing test score is to be used only as a guide and NOT a physician’s diagnosis or advise. Hearing examination and any treatment is to be determined by a physician upon appointment, not this test.

How to read your score - The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery recommends the following:

Score Recommended Next Step
0 to 5 Your hearing is fine. No action is required.
6 to 9 Suggest you see an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist.
10+ Strongly recommend you see an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist.

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