Hearing Care Services
The evaluation is done to determine if a hearing loss is present and, if so, to detail the type and severity of the hearing loss. It also may provide insight into the cause of the hearing loss as well as provide guidance for making appropriate treatment recommendations- or referrals to other professionals.
Hearing Aid Evaluation
If you think that you might need a hearing aid, the first step is getting a hearing aid evaluation. Here, we will assess how much your hearing problem impacts your day-to-day life, as well as the lives of your family. We may also ask you to provide some basic information about your general health history.
Hearing Aid Dispensing and Fitting
To understand hearing aids, consumers need to know how they function. This is part of the dispensing and fitting process, which also includes the final programming for the chosen device. Live speech mapping is a process used to help finalize the programming. Every individual has a different reaction to hearing devices, so the first impression is the most important.
Hearing Aid Repair and Maintenance
When a hearing device breaks, there should already be a backup plan in motion. Prevention is the first part of the plan and includes careful maintenance of the most sensitive components. When that fails, users can always use onsite repairs for a quick turnaround to minor issues. Advanced repair is a little lengthier, and requires sending the device off to the manufacturer. This is where insurance steps in and loaner hearing aids are discussed.
Industrial Hearing Screening
Some jobs have mandatory hearing screenings. When dealing with the heavy machinery of an industrial job, hearing is at risk. Long term noise exposure can cause permanent damage to one or both ears. Industrial jobs take steps to prevent this problem as mandated by local and state laws. If something is found, individuals can get further testing done at their leisure.
Live Speech Mapping
Live speech mapping is a more efficient way to program new hearing aids. This makes the initial fitting process more accurate and less invasive. Professionals can see audio from the hearing aids in real time. It is an important difference in technology that makes an individual’s personal hearing experience the priority.
Tinnitus Evaluation and Management
Treatment options for tinnitus have grown substantially over the years. Sound therapy is one of the more popular choices due to its flexibility, but hearing aids are the most widely recommended. Hearing aids can be equipped with noise-masking features that help your brain to ignore the annoying sounds tinnitus can bring. If an underlying health issue. such as an ototoxic medication, too much noise or untreated hearing loss, is found to be the culprit, it will open up other treatment options with the guidance of your hearing professional.