Scheduled and performed by our licensed Doctor of Audiology or Audiologist, these are subject to professional fees. Most insurances cover these services. During your examination you will be tested using a series of low & high frequency words to determine your ability to understand verbiage within a conversation. We will also give you several words to repeat. The results will help your Audiologist determine the percentage of your hearing loss, your ability to understand speech, and how hearing aids will improve your ability to hear.
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.
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.
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.
We encourage ongoing cleaning and maintenance after your hearing aid purchase to ensure you receive optimum performance and benefit from your hearing aid(s). We encourage all of our patients to come in for hearing aid check-ups and cleanings every three to six months.
Repairs, Maintenance, Cleanings, and Warranties come with all brands of hearing aids. We offer in-office repairs when possible on most makes/models.
Live Speech Mapping is a fitting process that uses probe microphones and live real-time speech to allow the patient and their family members to immediately see and understand the benefits of hearing aids and fitting adjustments.
Certain ototoxic drugs have been found to cause hearing loss, tinnitus (“ringing in the ear”), and/or dizziness. We offer high frequency audiometry, where hearing levels are measured in dB SPL at 8000, 10,000, 12,000, 14,000, 16,000 and 18,000 Hz. We obtain baseline thresholds to document high frequency hearing before the patient’s physician administers drugs which are known to be potentially damaging to the ear. We then periodically monitor hearing thresholds in order to inform the physician if there are any changes in hearing. Should the patient’s hearing worsen, a different drug may be used or the dosage may be altered to minimize hearing loss.
Tinnitus is described as a ringing in the ear, and can range in severity. A tinnitus evaluation can help you identify how much tinnitus interferes with your daily life and if there are treatment options that can benefit you.
Tympanometry is an examination used to test the condition of the middle ear and mobility of the eardrum (tympanic membrane) and the conduction bones, by creating variations of air pressure in the ear canal.