About Our Clinic
Our goal is to provide you the best possible hearing health
care, based upon your individual needs. We provide a comprehensive array of
services related to evaluation, rehabilitation, and prevention of hearing
impairment. These services include comprehensive diagnostic testing, industrial
hearing screenings, and hearing aid evaluations.
Choosing a hearing professional is one of the most important decisions a hearing-impaired person can make. Since a hearing aid cannot be prescribed like eye glasses, proper hearing aid recommendation and fitting is highly dependent on the judgment and skill of the professional selecting the instrument. We test your hearing, select, and dispense the best hearing instrument to meet your needs; In addition, we provide support, counseling and service throughout the life of the hearing instrument. We are concerned about the person and make hearing solution recommendations to fit your lifestyle and personal needs.
Protecting your hearing can make a big difference. We can help you protect your hearing from further deterioration through education about what affects your hearing, as well as the proper use and care of hearing protection devices.
Hearing Aids: Sales and Service
We offer a wide selection of hearing aids, including digital processing and digitally programmable instruments, from a variety of manufacturers. We will work with you to find the best solution for your hearing healthcare needs within your budget.
If you ever need a repair, we can get your hearing aid repaired quickly at a reasonable cost.
Audiometric Evaluations: Adults - The audiometric evaluation (audio) consists of testing with both speech and pure tones (sound). Testing with pure tones is done to determine the amount of hearing loss, while speech discrimination scores are obtained to estimate the effects of hearing loss on speech understanding.
Audiometric Evaluations: Pediatrics - Depending on the age of the child, different play techniques are used to determine the amount of hearing loss in each ear. For the youngest children, information specific to each ear may not be obtainable, but a general assessment of overall hearing is possible.
We dispense custom-made noise protection ear molds. Any kind of noise exposure is potentially damaging to hearing, so whether your noise exposure comes from your work environment or just mowing your lawn, custom ear molds can provide protection from noise-induced hearing loss. In addition, custom IPOD, Bluetooth, swim plugs, and musician ear molds are dispensed for recreational purposes.
Auditory brainstem response (ABR) is a diagnostic test which is similar to an electroencephalogram (EEG). This procedure involves the use of clicking sounds to stimulate the auditory (hearing) nerve, which produces an electrical response. Electrodes placed on the patient's face and ears pick up the electrical activity of the auditory nerve, and a computer displays the results for the audiologist to interpret. ABR is also known as BERA and BAER.
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)
We offer information and guidance on use of assistive listening devices, such as amplified telephones, FM transmitter systems, and infrared systems. These systems serve as additional help in situations when hearing aids do not provide the necessary assistance. Many devices are in stock and available for purchase during your office visit. Otherwise, we will either order the device in which you are interested, or give you the information to order on your own.
OTOACOUSTIC EMISSIONS (OAE) testing helps us determine the health and viability of the hair cells in the inner ear. Tiny hair cells are similar to nerve endings in the organ of hearing. Often, damage to these hair cells can be detected even before the actual hearing loss is noticed.
Cerumen, or ear wax, is a common condition among the general population. If cerumen is allowed to build up, further hearing complications are almost a certainty.
Failure to remove excessive cerumen may lead to a hearing loss, dizziness, bleeding, infection, ringing in the ear, and general ear pain.
If you're bothered by excessive ear wax, it's important to have a physician or hearing professional check out the situation to get back to healthy hearing.
Electrocochleography (ECOG) is a diagnostic test similar to an ABR. This procedure also uses clicking sounds to generate an electrical potential in the inner ear. Electrodes are placed on the forehead and in the ear canal and the results are displayed on a computer for the audiologist to interpret. The results of this test are useful in diagnosing Endolymphatic Hydrops and Meniere’s Disease.
Electronystagmography (ENG) can determine if there is a weakness in the vestibular or balance portion of the inner ear. It may also detect nystagmus (involuntary rapid eye movements) that may occur during vertigo episodes. The results of this tests are helpful in diagnosing any damage to the nerve of the inner ear.