Audiology and Hearing Aid Services
At Hearing Aid and Audiology Services we offer:
Live Speech Mapping
In the past, hearing evaluations and fittings for hearing aids consisted mostly of a series of beeps and noises. Today, audiologists are equipped with new technologies and methods to make the hearing evaluation process and hearing aid programming process more effective.
Comprehensive Hearing Evaluations
Hearing loss affects 31 million Americans and is the third most common health issue among adults right behind hypertension and arthritis. Comprehensive audiological (hearing) evaluations for adults and pediatrics (over the age of 8) provide data for our audiologists to provide a solution for better hearing and enable the patient to enjoy a more normal lifestyle.
Comprehensive Hearing Aid Fittings
Our audiologists match a person’s hearing loss with hearing aids that best suits their needs, choosing from a variety of brands and technology levels including Unitron, Phonak, Oticon, Starkey, Sonic Innovations, and Siemens.
60 Day Trial Period
We offer a 60-day trial period because we are confident in the success of our hearing aids and service. This gives patients the opportunity to wear the devices in almost every environment they might encounter in their daily routine. This gives the patient confidence knowing they have made the proper decision to purchase hearing aids from Hearing Aid and Audiology Services and that we stand behind our products and services.
Bluetooth for Hearing Aids
Hearing aid accessories using the latest Bluetooth wireless technology are available to further enhance the patient's lifestyle, including their enjoyment of television, telephone conversations, and more. Bluetooth technology is a wireless technology used to transmit sounds from a mobile phone, television, or remote microphone to a person’s hearing aids.
Loaner Hearing Aids
Accidents happen and hearing devices are not immune to them. Depending on fit and style, loaner hearing aids may be available for use by the patient while their devices are being repaired or sent back to the manufacturer for cleaning or adjustments. This service is offered free of charge to patients who purchased their hearing aids from Hearing Aid and Audiology Services. A nominal fee may apply to those patients requiring loaner hearing aids who purchased their hearing devices from a different provider.
3 year warranty on most hearing aids
During the warranty period, adjustments or cleanings are no charge. Patients are encouraged to renew the warranty on their hearing aids to protect their investment.
No Interest financing is offered through Care Credit.
No obligation test drive on behind-the-ear hearing aids
Provided stock is available, demo hearing aids can often be fit the same day on patients for a no obligation test drive.
We keep a supply of batteries for you to purchase in our office. Stop in routinely for fresh batteries. Make sure to check the batteries in your hearing devices often and make sure there is no dirt, wax or debris interfering with the batteries performance. Batteries that are properly charged will make a noise (a squeal) when cupped in your hand or after it has been inserted in your ear, when you cup your hand over the hearing aid it will also make a noise.
- Size 10 (yellow)
- Size 312 (brown)
- Size 13 (orange)
- Size 675 (blue)
Cerumen, or ear wax, can be removed from the ear canal so that it does not interfere with listening or comfort, especially for individuals who wear hearing aids.
Counseling on the use and care of your hearing aids
Professional staff is available to help you with problems you may be having with your hearing aids. They can also spend time with you and discuss ways to make listening with hearing aids easier in your day-to-day life. Family members are welcome and encouraged to come with you and learn about your hearing aids.
Custom Hearing Protection, Swim Molds, Musician’s Ear Plugs
We have the ability to make custom ear plugs to meet your special needs i.e.: swim plugs, musician ear plugs, and custom hearing protection.
Hearing Aid Evaluation and Selection
During a hearing aid evaluation, you will discuss the different styles, colors, technologies, and benefits to wearing hearing aids. You may be shown different styles or have the opportunity to try different hearing aids in the office. Custom impressions may be taken of your ears, depending on the style of hearing aid chosen.
We can take impressions of your ear canals so that custom-made earmolds can be made to use with behind the ear hearing aids or sent to the lab to make custom in the ear hearing aids. We can also make impressions for custom earplugs, musician earplugs, or swim plugs.
During a hearing aid fitting, we determine the optimum settings for your hearing aids. We use your audiogram, as well as your personal input of how well you can hear to make adjustments using a computer. When adjusting your hearing aids, we take various measurements to check how well you can hear. We then teach you how to operate the hearing aids and instruct you on proper insertion of the battery. We encourage you to wear your new hearing aids for a few days in your regular surroundings before going to noisy environments. This gives you the chance to fully adjust before wearing them in a really challenging environment. Based upon your experience with the hearing aids, we will make any necessary adjustments to your hearing aids at the follow up appointment.
Once your hearing aids have been fitted to your complete satisfaction, we will provide you with detailed information on how they should be maintained. Of course, you can have your hearing aids checked by us at any time. This will ensure that the sound quality remains as good as ever, and will extend the life of your aids.
Hearing Aid Repairs
Some minor hearing aid repairs can be done in the office while you wait; others will need to be sent to the manufacturer for repair. Your hearing professional can help determine what kind of a repair is necessary if you feel your hearing aid is not working properly.
In Office Repairs
We encourage ongoing cleaning and maintenance after your hearing aid purchase to ensure you receive optimum performance and benefit from your hearing aid(s). We encourage all our patients to come in for regular hearing aid check-ups and cleaning.
Repairs, Maintenance, Cleanings, and Warranties come with all brands of hearing aids. We offer in-office repairs when possible on most makes/models.
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) including FM systems, Alarm Clocks, TV and Phone Amplifiers
Assistive listening devices are devices that can help a listener function better in day-to-day communication situations. ALDs can be used with or without hearing aids to make hearing easier, which can reduce the overall stress and fatigue of listening. ALDs can be used in the home to make alarms, the television and telephone more audible. They can also be connected to personal hearing aids for better listening in noisy environments.
Industrial hearing screenings
Workers in certain occupations are required to receive regular hearing tests due to the risk of hearing loss that can be caused by excessive noise in their workplace. These hearing screenings can be completed in less than 30 minutes, and comply with the standards set by OSHA.
Musician’s Ear Plugs & Monitors – Fitting and Evaluation
Musicians practice and perform in a variety of different settings. They are exposed to high levels of sound, sometimes for long periods, which may put them at risk for permanent hearing damage. Musician’s ear-plugs are custom-made devices that help to limit the sound exposure from instruments, while still providing a rich musical experience for the performer or audience. We offer a nice range of products for musicians including earplugs.
Tinnitus Evaluation and Management
Tinnitus is described as a ringing in the ear, and can range in severity. A tinnitus evaluation can help you identify how much tinnitus interferes with your daily life and if there are treatment options that can benefit you.