Audiology and Hearing Aid Services
- Custom Earmolds and Hearing Protectors
- Diagnostic Hearing Evaluation
- Hearing Aid Selection and Consultation
- Hearing Aid Repair
- Hearing Aid Fitting
- Industrial Hearing Conservation Program
Batteries may be purchased in our office. Different manufacturers label their batteries with a different lettering designation, but the number is the actual size of your battery (312A or 312 DAZ). All manufacturers use the same color designation.
- Size 10 (yellow)
- Size 13 (orange)
- Size 312 (brown)
- Size 675 (blue)
* Rechargeable batteries are ordered as needed.
Custom Earmolds and Hearing Protectors
Earmold applications include:
- Hearing aids
- Hearing protectors
- Swim plugs
- Musician/ Communication molds
Diagnostic Hearing Evaluation
A diagnostic hearing evaluation identifies if a hearing loss exists and determines its type and severity. Some types of hearing loss can be treated medically or surgically, so it is important that these types of hearing losses are ruled out before hearing aids or other treatments are considered.
The specific diagnostic tests performed depend on age, cognitive status and hearing health history.
One or more of the following may be included
- Medical history intake
- Otoscopic inspection
- Air and bone conduction testing
- Speech testing
- Otoacoustic emissions testing
Diagnostic hearing evaluations are usually covered by most health insurance plans; however, a referral from a physician may be necessary to qualify for coverage. Your referring physician will receive a full report regarding your test results and our recommendations.
Hearing Aid Selection and Consultation
If it is determined after your diagnostic hearing evaluation that hearing aids are appropriate for your hearing loss, the next step is selecting the best hearing aids for you. This appointment is focused on YOU…your hearing loss, your lifestyle, the environments in which you struggle to hear and your budgetary concerns. We work with several hearing aid manufacturers and will provide expert guidance in helping you make your selection.
Hearing Aid Repair
Hearing aids have small intricate parts that require routine maintenance. Even if you maintain your hearing aids on a regular basis, it is possible that you will eventually need to have them repaired because of exposure to humidity, dust, earwax, perspiration and heat. Some repairs can be done in the office, while others must be done by the manufacturer or a repair lab. The audiologist will check your hearing aid and advise you as to what action is recommended.
Hearing Aid Fitting
The hearing aid fitting appointment is when you receive you hearing aids. At this appointment the audiologist will make sure the hearing aids fit your ears and are programmed appropriately. Complete instructions regarding use and care are provided at this time.
Industrial Hearing Conservation Program
Noise induced hearing loss is the effect of long-term exposure to loud sounds. Organizations such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) have standardized safety practices to reduce the incidence of preventable hearing loss.
Available Industrial Services include:
- CAOHC Certification Classes
- Hearing Testing
- Employee Education
- Hearing Protectors