To start, we’ll ask you questions about your medical history as well as visually inspect the ear canal and eardrum. We do these things to rule out any possibility of medical and ear complications leading to hearing loss.
Pure Tone Audiometry
Word Recognition Testing
Otoacoustic Emission Testing
Speech in Noise Testing (SIN)
Pediatric Hearing Evaluations
As parents ourselves, we understand how important it is to ensure your child feels safe and secure when at the doctors. From newborns straight through to those tricky teenage years, we conduct these tests with the utmost care and attention for your child. In addition to Otoacoustic Emissions and Immittance Testing, we also provide a variety of tests depending on the age of your child:
Behavioral Observation Audiometry (BOA)
Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA)
Conventional Audiometry (CA)
Conditioned Play Audiometry (CPA) begins to emerge around age 2 years and consistent between developmental ages of 2 to 3 years: a listening game that uses toys to maintain the child's attention and focus to the listening task. For example, the child holds a block, waits and listens for the sound. When the child hears the sound, they drop the block in a bucket. This is no different than raising one's hand in response to the sound, but the toys establish and maintains the child interested in the listening task for much longer than hand-raising alone. This "listening game" is demonstrated to the child by the audiologist, and once the child understands the game, testing begins.
Conventional Audiometry consistently used in children ages 5 and older: child raises hand or provides verbal response (for example, "beep", "I hear it") in response to the sound stimulus.
Hearing Aid Fittings
Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) are amplifiers that transfer sound directly into the ear from another source. They do a great job of separating the sounds you want to hear, away from background noise. Their aim is to improve the speech to noise ratio in your ear. People who are hard of hearing need volumes to increase to 15 to 25 dB to be able to understand as well as as those without hearing loss. An ALD helps them to improve the speech to noise ratio without turning it up for everyone else. We offer a full range of assistive listening devices, batteries and other hearing accessories. Contact us today to see what we can offer you.
Hearing Aid Repair
Even with regular maintenance, everyday use of your hearing aids will eventually wear them out. Depending on what’s wrong, some minor hearing aid repairs can be quickly completed in our office. Others will need to be sent to the manufacturer for repair. Prices can vary depending on the nature of the repair, whether your unit needs replacement parts, and whether you are still under warranty. Contact us today to see how we can help!
Some common hearing aid repairs include the repair or replacement of:
- A broken receiver
- A broken microphone
- A damaged battery compartment
- A clogged receiver/earmold