If you struggle to hear or are concerned that your hearing abilities have changed, consider having hearing tested. A hearing exam evaluates the ability to detect and perceive various sounds in noisy settings. Our aim is to help you determine the extent of your hearing loss (if any).
Many people disregard their hearing loss or may not even be aware that their hearing abilities have changed. For this reason, annual hearing exams are recommended for people over the age of 50. Annual hearing tests ensure that you can always monitor your hearing abilities and seek treatment if changes are detected. Any effective treatment for hearing loss must begin with a hearing test.
Is this the first time taking a hearing test? Don't be concerned! It's quick, painless, and non-invasive. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Hearing Aid Fittings
Hearing aids are the best treatment for hearing loss. If a hearing loss is detected, we will work with you to find the best devices to address your specific hearing needs.
Hearing aid fittings are a careful process in which we do all we can to ensure your devices provide you with an optimal listening experience. Our team will assist you in adjusting to your new equipment as quickly as possible. We will regularly consult with you and are here to make adjustments and re-fittings to ensure comfort.
If you've lived with hearing loss for a few years (the average among adults is 7 years), you may be surprised by the sounds that return when you first put hearing aids on. Some sounds can seem to be excessively loud at first, which can be overwhelming.
We will schedule regular check-ins with you after you've been fitted. It takes some time for your brain to become used to the sounds that surround you. These regular check-ins are essential to monitor your progress as you continue to get used to your new devices.
Hearing Aid Repair
Like any electronic device, years of routine use of hearing aids require maintenance and repair. Even if you clean your ears daily, dust, moisture, and earwax can inevitably build up in your ear canals, causing damage to the sensitive parts of your hearing aids.
Some issues, such as removing the battery door receiver or ear hook, are relatively simple to resolve. Cleaning and dehumidifying the hearing equipment thoroughly will solve a lot of problems. We are happy to service every hearing aid, even those that were not purchased from our office. If you have a problem with your hearing aid, please contact us to see how we can assist you!
Assistive Listening Devices
Although hearing aids are highly beneficial to those who suffer from hearing loss, you may find yourself needing additional assistance in some cases. Assistive listening devices (ALDs) can help with this. ALDs help you reconnect to the world by amplifying sound and feeding it directly into your ear, improving the sound to speech ratio to your advantage.
Examples of ALDs include:
- Infrared systems
- FM systems
- Telephone devices
For advice in choosing the right assistive listening system for your life circumstances, contact us!
Custom Hearing Protection
Did you know noise-induced hearing loss is the only form that is preventable? While generic ear plugs provide some protection, custom earmolds and earplugs are molded to your particular ear shape and provide optimum comfort and a snug fit for your ears. They offer superior noise reduction and are more convenient than store-bought alternatives.
We provide ear protection that is custom-molded to match the contours of your ear. They are easy to put on, comfortable, and provide a high degree of protection.
If you're a musician or hunter, you might appreciate our filtered hearing aids, which allow some important sounds to pass through while simultaneously shielding you from the most dangerous levels of noise. Contact us to learn more about the options we offer.
Industrial Hearing Protection
Hearing loss is one of the most common work-related conditions in the United States. Workers' compensation costs are estimated to be about $242 million a year. Since protecting workers' hearing is such a significant health problem, employers and managers are encouraged to make it a top priority in noisy work environments.
We're proud to provide a complete variety of hearing protective devices to meet your work needs, whether you work in manufacturing, farming, or any other high-noise occupation. Contact us today to learn about our offerings.
Pediatric Hearing Care
Although hearing loss can happen at any age, hearing problems in children can have serious consequences. Since normal hearing is important in the verbal and linguistic development of babies and toddlers, it is important to address hearing loss as soon as it arises.
Contact us today to learn more about the signs of pediatric hearing loss. We provide comprehensive hearing tests for children to ensure their best hearing health. We recognize that young children can be anxious when meeting with a health professional, so we go out of our way to ensure that your child is as comfortable as possible during treatment!
Earwax is produced naturally in the ears to aid in the removal of debris from the ear canal. Earwax, also known as cerumen, typically removes itself from our ears naturally, but it may occasionally build up. Temporary hearing loss, tinnitus, earache, or ear pressure increase can result from this impacted earwax.
Our hearing professionals use only the most advanced wax removal procedures. Contact us today if you would like to schedule a cleaning.