Our Services

Our expert staff of Audi­gyC­er­ti­fied™ pro­fes­sion­als pro­vide ser­vices to those from new­born to over a hun­dred years old. These include basic behav­ioral tests and sophis­ti­cat­ed com­put­er­ized otoneu­ro­log­i­cal eval­u­a­tions. When appro­pri­ate, the lat­est dig­i­tal hear­ing instru­ments may be uti­lized to help com­pen­sate for a hear­ing impair­ment. For indi­vid­u­als who work in high noise areas, we admin­is­ter Hear­ing Con­ser­va­tion Pro­grams in accor­dance with OSHA guide­lines.

Diag­nos­tic Test­ing
If a hear­ing loss is sus­pect­ed, an appoint­ment with one of our cer­ti­fied Audi­ol­o­gists should be made for the pur­pos­es of test­ing and eval­u­a­tion.

After the age of 50, a reg­u­lar hear­ing test should be con­sid­ered as impor­tant as one’s year­ly phys­i­cal check­up.

Test­ing is pain­less, com­fort­able and safe. Basi­cal­ly, it con­sists of answer­ing ques­tions about your hear­ing health, rec­og­niz­ing every­day words at dif­fer­ent vol­ume lev­els, and iden­ti­fy­ing dif­fer­ent sounds.

Your abil­i­ty to hear each tone, or fre­quen­cy, pro­duces a unique hear­ing pat­tern which is record­ed on an audio­gram.

The test is com­plet­ed in a sound booth using ear­phones and bone con­duc­tion oscil­la­tor. The Audi­ol­o­gist then uses the audio­gram to deter­mine the type and sever­i­ty of hear­ing loss. These tests should help deter­mine whether a hear­ing loss is best treat­ed med­ical­ly or with hear­ing aids.

ENG Test — Electronys­tag­mo­gram
The ENG test is prob­a­bly one of the most use­ful tests to diag­nose “dizzy” com­plaints in which oth­er obvi­ous caus­es such as ear infec­tion, head injury or cer­tain med­ica­tion “side effects” are not involved.

The ENG is a series of tests designed to eval­u­ate the inner-ear’s vestibu­lar mech­a­nism. This test elec­tron­i­cal­ly deter­mines the respons­es of the bal­ance mech­a­nisms of the vestibu­lar sys­tem. These respons­es are expressed through eye move­ments which are record­ed by elec­trodes applied to the skin of the face.

This test is per­formed at our offices.

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Tin­ni­tus Eval­u­a­tion and Treat­ment
For patients suf­fer­ing with tin­ni­tus (“ring­ing in the ears”) we offer sev­er­al diag­nos­tic tests and self-assess­ment sur­veys to deter­mine the cause of the tin­ni­tus and its psy­cho­log­i­cal impact. Tests are per­formed to deter­mine if the cause of the tin­ni­tus is relat­ed to mid­dle ear or inner ear prob­lems as well as pos­si­ble audi­to­ry nerve abnor­mal­i­ties. The tone or pitch of the tin­ni­tus as well as its vol­ume is also deter­mined to help assess the best man­age­ment option. These options may include dietary changes, med­ica­tion review, mask­ing devices, hear­ing aids, or Tin­ni­tus Retrain­ing ther­a­py (TRT).

Dis­pens­ing of Dig­i­tal Hear­ing Aids
All patients under­go a com­pre­hen­sive hear­ing exam pri­or to receiv­ing hear­ing aids to deter­mine the cause and extent of the loss. A detailed case his­to­ry is also com­plet­ed. Once a patient becomes a can­di­date for hear­ing aids based upon their hear­ing hand­i­cap all options are dis­cussed with the patient includ­ing style of the hear­ing instru­ment and tech­nol­o­gy lev­el required to meet their com­mu­ni­ca­tion goals. The hear­ing aids are then pro­grammed to match their unique hear­ing loss. At this point every patient under­goes com­pre­hen­sive instruc­tion on how to lis­ten again. Empha­sis is placed on how the brain must relearn to focus on spe­cif­ic sounds that the indi­vid­ual wants to pay atten­tion to and ignore irrel­e­vant nois­es. All patients are also instruct­ed on use and care of the hear­ing instru­ments and fol­low-up tests are per­formed to assure opti­mal pro­gram­ming of the aids.

Hear­ing Aid Checks and Ser­vic­ing
The cor­ner­stone of our cus­tomer ser­vice is the fol­low-up our patients receive once fit with hear­ing aids. Most patients ini­tial­ly require 3–4 office vis­its to under­stand how to once again lis­ten and how to take care of their new hear­ing aids. Sub­se­quent hear­ing aid adjust­ments or trou­ble shoot­ing is always avail­able at no charge for the life of the hear­ing instru­ments. In fact, most patients can be seen for hear­ing aid relat­ed prob­lems the day they call. In addi­tion, all patients receive our quar­ter­ly newslet­ter to keep them informed of the lat­est research into hear­ing dis­or­ders and tech­no­log­i­cal improve­ments. Final­ly, all patients are sched­uled for an annu­al hear­ing exam to retest their nat­ur­al hear­ing and clean and check the hear­ing aids.

Assis­tive Lis­ten­ing Devices (ALDs)
When a patient has a hear­ing loss some­times an assis­tive lis­ten­ing device (ALD) is required in addi­tion to or instead of a hear­ing aid. ALDs can be ampli­fied tele­phones, TV enhancers, visu­al smoke and door­bell alarms and a vari­ety of oth­er items designed to keep the hear­ing impaired in touch with their envi­ron­ment. We have a num­ber of these items in our office for demon­stra­tion where their ben­e­fits can be quick­ly observed. Because this tech­nol­o­gy is so quick­ly evolv­ing we always have access to the lat­est infor­ma­tion and can spe­cial order any ALD.

Hear­ing Screen­ing for Infants
We are proud to be one of the cer­ti­fied sites for infant hear­ing eval­u­a­tion. Uti­liz­ing state-of-the-art tech­nol­o­gy and a high­ly trained staff we offer new­born hear­ing screen­ing and fol­low-up as need­ed. We work close­ly with local pedi­a­tri­cians to deter­mine if a hear­ing loss in an infant is present and the extent and cause of the impair­ment. When need­ed we also pro­vide hear­ing aid coun­sel­ing and fit­ting and have fit chil­dren as young as 5 months of age.

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