Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations
This is the step that will determine the type, degree, configuration and symmetry of your hearing impairment. This diagnostic evaluation will reveal if the hearing loss is treatable medically or with hearing instruments. The four parts of the diagnostic evaluation are:
Tympanometry - which determines the middle ear function.
Otoacoustic emissions – which determine the inner ear function.
Pure tone testing - that will subjectively determine the degree of hearing impairment in a sound treated room.
Speech testing is component of the hearing evaluation that will determine your ability to hear and process sound in quiet and in noisy environments.
Hearing Aid Evaluations
In this stage of the process the audiologist will explain your hearing loss and will determine your candidacy for a hearing instrument. Technology has revolutionized the way hearing instruments work for our patients. Digital Noise Reduction (DNR), remote control options, Bluetooth technology and assistive listening devices are all there to help you get the maximum benefit for all different environments. Your individual lifestyle and communication needs will play a major role in selection of the hearing instrument that is right for you.
Hearing aid checks and repairs
In case your hearing instrument malfunctions or needs repairs we are here to aid you with any problems you might have. We will check the instrument, assess the problem and if necessary will ship it out for repair to the manufacturer for you. We will loan you another instrument to use while your hearing aid is in repair.
Listening and Communication Enhancement Program (LACE) program
This programacronym stands for Listening and Communication Enhancement is an excellent tool to use when you first purchase your hearing aids. This unique computerized rehabilitation tool will allow you to get the maximum benefit from your new hearing aids and will allow you to navigate your way through the rehabilitation process easily.
Follow up appointments after the initial fitting is extremely important so our audiologists can address any questions or concerns you might have about your hearing aids and your new hearing experience. We will provide you with the right tools of communication to enhance your listening and hearing needs. Aural rehabilitation is an ongoing process that will be available to you throughout the life of your hearing instrument.