We provide full diagnostic services — not just hearing aids
You deserve the best service, and in our offices, we take every precaution to make sure you’re receiving the treatment you really need. That’s why we provide full diagnostic services to evaluate your current hearing situation. While hearing aids are an important part of treating hearing loss, our focus is always on the best solution for you.
In order to fit you with the right hearing aid, we do extensive hearing evaluations. We use advanced audiological equipment and proven protocols to diagnose you properly. We will discover your hearing loss type, the degree of loss, your word processing ability, and symmetry. All of this testing is performed in a sound-treated booth, and you can bet that everything we do meets ANSI standards. Our offices also specialize in infant hearing evaluations. We provide pediatric visual reinforcement audiometry, which basically means the child receives a reward each time he or she hears something and acknowledges it.
Middle ear analysis
We need to find out how your eardrum moves, whether there’s fluid in that space, the volume of your ear canal, how the Eustachian tube functions, and how your muscles contract to loud sounds. We use tympanometry and acoustic reflexes to gather this information.
Outer hair cell function testing
To treat your specific type of hearing loss, we do testing to measure the firing of the nerve fibers in your cochlea. This can be done on children to determine if they respond to all frequencies of speech, which can tell us how well they’re doing with language development. We do this test using otoacoustic emissions, both transient evoked and distortion product. This test is also part of our tinnitus evaluations.
Video otoscopy test
This test helps us see if you have cerumen, or earwax in your canal, which can make it hard for you to hear. The video gives us a detailed view of your ear canal and eardrum.
Dizziness and balance testing
If you’re suffering from constant dizziness or bad balance, we can do special testing for that. This test is called an ENG/VNG, and it results in diagnosis-based vestibular rehabilitation protocols. This basically means that there are exercises you can do to cure your dizziness.
If you hear ringing in your ears or suffer from what we call “head noise,” we can do a tinnitus evaluation. If this is the issue, we also offer counseling and retraining therapy. We match the tinnitus, which is helpful in the diagnosis, and it can lead us to the most effective treatment options.
No-cost hearing screenings
We offer a no-cost hearing screening to see how well you can hear at each of the 4 frequencies. We do this screening is a sound-treated booth meeting ANSI standards. This basic test only takes a few minutes, and it gives us a great starting point to see an overall profile of your current hearing.
Auditory processing evaluations
Hearing really happens in your brain. How well is your brain processing the sounds it receives? We can do an evaluation to determine what your brain is receiving properly. We also offer therapy to bring you back up to speed.
To conserve your hearing, we offer noise protection. We recommend this specifically for musicians, hunters, and competitive shooters.
Hearing loss simulations
Help your family understand how much you’re really missing. Our hearing loss simulator allows your family members to “hear” a simulation of your current hearing range.
Hearing aid repair
If you’re having an issue with your hearing aid, we offer repair services. This is available for most manufacturers and hearing aid models.
Hearing conservation and monitoring
We offer hearing conservation programs for businesses which includes all 5 elements for OSHA compliance. We also monitor hearing for patients on ototoxic medications, chemotherapy, and radiation. These things can affect your hearing, so keep a special eye on it.