Providing Hearing Aids and Hearing Care Since 1972
What is an Audiologist?
An audiologist is a licensed healthcare professional who holds a doctoral degree in audiology and is trained to evaluate problems relating to ears and hearing including hearing loss, balance disorders, and ringing or noise in the ear. They counsel patients on noise-induced damage to the ear, provide hearing protection devices, and fit patients with custom ear protection for hunting, performing, flying, swimming, or other various activities. They also fit, dispense, and service hearing aids to patients with hearing impairment.
If an audiologist determines that hearing aids are right for a patient, they will help the patient select the optimal hearing aids, show the patient how to care for and clean the hearing aids, and provide various services associated with maintaining, repairing, or adjusting the hearing aids for particular listening environments. The audiologist will also counsel the patient as to what to expect from the hearing aids, and may refer the patient to additional educational materials.
Our audiologists perform comprehensive hearing exams in a high-tech sound-treated booth to ensure accurate testing results. There are also testing options available for young children that may not be able to cooperate with a traditional hearing examination.
Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears)
Tinnitus, commonly described as ringing in the ears, is an abnormal sensation of sound when there is no actual sound present. Nearly 36 million Americans suffer from tinnitus.
Hearing & Hearing Loss FAQ
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Exposure to loud noise is the most common cause of hearing loss. As a general rule, if you have to shout over a noise to make yourself heard, if the noise hurts your ears or makes your ears ring, or if you have difficulty hearing for hours after exposure to the noise, the noise is probably at a damaging level. The longer you are exposed to an intense noise and the closer you are to its source, the more damaging it is.
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Our ENT and audiology specialists work to diagnose the cause and severity of your condition and provide the treatment you need to get back to good health.