Tinnitus is a ringing or buzzing in the ears which are commonly associated with hearing loss. In certain cases, this noise can be very debilitating and interfere with the patient’s enjoyment of life. We offer multiple options to help improve the patient’s quality of life which include tinnitus masking and tinnitus retraining techniques.
Earmolds and earplugs are made from custom impressions of your ear canal and outer ear. The impressions allow the practitioner to provide a superior fit. Once impressions are made they get sent to the manufacturer where they create an earmold that perfectly contours to the patient’s ears.
Cerumen, more commonly known as ear wax, is produced by a gland in the ear and is the ear’s natural lubricant. It is actually very healthy to have some wax in the ear. However, for some patients, the ear either overproduces or is unable to naturally rid itself of the old wax (typically due to […]
As with many other electronic devices, consistent maintenance and occasional repair is necessary. We provide regular cleaning and maintenance of hearing instruments dispensed. Additionally, in-house repairs can be performed; however, occasionally the repair that is necessary cannot be performed in-house and will need to be sent back to the manufacturer for repair. In most cases, […]
This is a probe tube measurement which is the gold standard practice used in determining if a patient is receiving the precise level of amplification needed at every frequency based on their specific need. This measurement is used to achieve the best hearing possible and maximize the benefit of their device.
The dispensing and fitting of a hearing aid includes verification of fit, functionality, and performance via programming and probe tube measurements. Additionally, during a fitting, the practitioner will educate the patient concerning the use and care of the specific device being fitted. This process can include a volume of information and it is often recommended […]
A hearing aid evaluation uses information collected during the hearing evaluation as well as history and lifestyle information provided by the patient in order to determine the best amplification device for the patient and his/her needs. Patient preferences are strongly incorporated into this process. In order to collect appropriate information, the provider administers questionnaires that […]
A diagnostic hearing evaluation consists of several tests designed to determine the level at which a patient can detect and then understand speech in both quiet and noisy settings as well as the overall health of the auditory system. Tests included are as follows: Otoscopy: visual examination of the outer ear and tympanic membrane via […]