Audiology and Hearing Aid Services
Auditory Processing Disorders (APD)
APD evaluations are most commonly performed for school-age children, although many adults are also tested. A person with suspected APD has normal hearing, but does not seem to hear well or understand what is heard. Hearing and understanding may be inconsistent. Testing for APD consists of a hearing test and several tasks where words or sentences must be repeated in different listening conditions.
Cerumen, or earwax, can be removed from the ear canal so that it does not interfere with listening or comfort, especially for individuals who wear hearing aids.
Custom Earmolds and Earplugs
Since the various systems produce different hearing impressions, it is important for you to make a comparison yourself. For this purpose we will produce custom-made earmolds based on the exact contours of your ears. We can then ensure that your hearing aid fits perfectly.
Diagnostic Audiologic Evaluations
Scheduled and performed by a licensed and experienced hearing healthcare professional. These evaluations may be covered by insurance, but discuss with your provider to learn more.
Hearing Aid Evaluation and Selection
During a hearing aid evaluation, your hearing care professional will discuss different hearing aid styles, colors, technologies and benefits. Your specialist will help you select the right hearing aid for your personal needs. Custom impressions may be taken of your ears, depending on the style of hearing device chosen.
Hearing Aid Dispensing and 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.
Musician's Earplugs and Monitors
Musicians practice and perform in a variety of different settings. They are exposed to high levels of sound, sometimes for long periods, which may put them at risk for permanent hearing damage. Musician’s earplugs help to limit the sound exposure from instruments, while still providing a rich musical experience for the performer or audience.
Tinnitus Evaluation and Management
Tinnitus is often described as a ringing in the ear and can range in severity. A tinnitus evaluation by a hearing healthcare provider can help to identify the cause of your tinnitus, the impact on your life and discuss treatment options that can benefit you.