Hearing Care and Hearing Aid Services
We work with ALL major labs and manufacturers.
We provide all industry standard hearing aid batteries and accessories:
- Size 10 (yellow)
- Size 312 (brown)
- Size 13 (orange)
- Size 675 (blue)
- Rechargeable Batteries
- Battery Tester Key Chains
- Battery Holder Key Chains
Bluetooth Hearing Aids
Bluetooth hearing aids come in many styles, including behind-the-ear (BTE), mini BTE, in-the-ear, and in-the-canal styles, and each laboratory provides a different array of products and accessories that are Bluetooth-enabled.
Cell Phone Accessories
Custom earmolds for cell phone headrests, Bluetooth compatible device, hands-free and more.
Cerumen (Ear Wax) Removal
Often times wax or cerumen may block the passage of sound thru your ear canal to your eardrums. We provide a quick visual check, and if this is the case, 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.
Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations
During your examination you will be tested using a series of low & high frequency words to determine your ability to understand verbiage within a conversation. We will also give you several words to repeat. The results will help us determine your percentage of hearing loss, your ability to understand speech and how hearing aids will improve your ability to hear.
Properly fitting hearing aids or ear molds require precise measurements of your ear canal in terms of length. Width, and diameter. For this purpose we will produce custom-made impressions based on the exact contours of your ears. This can then ensure that your hearing aid fits properly.
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) including FM systems, Alarm Clocks, TV and Phone Amplifiers
As a hearing healthcare resource center, we offer a large variety of products and solutions to help people hear and perform better. Assistive listening devices can help those who have difficulty on phones, TV, theaters, meetings, religious services, restaurants, and public places like airports and municipal buildings.
Hearing Protection and Conservation
Custom ear plugs are more comfortable and much easier to insert correctly than disposable ones because they are made specifically for your ears. If an ear plug is not inserted properly, its effectiveness reduces substantially.
Swim molds are great for individuals that have ear problems or are prone to swimmer’s ear. These molds are custom fitted for your ears and can prevent most water from reaching your ear canals.
Musician's Ear Plugs
Musicians depend on their hearing for their livelihood. It is imperative they protect their hearing due to exposure to high levels of sound for extended periods of time. Musician’s earplugs are the best way to protect your ears without compromising sound quality.
Hearing Aid Adjustments and Reprogramming
Hearing aids should feel comfortable in your ears and should help you hear better. If you are not satisfied with your hearing aids, please give us a call. We are more than happy to give you a consultation to explain possible adjustments we can do to make your hearing aids sound more agreeable.
Once your hearing aids have been fitted to your complete satisfaction, we will show you how to clean and maintain your instruments. At follow up appointments we will look inside your ears, clean and check your devices, and address any issues or concerns you have. We recommend our patients come back to see us every 6 months or sooner if appropriate. This ensures the sound quality of you devices remain in tip top condition and help extend the life of your hearing aids.
Getting Hearing Aids
Once you have told us your history and your personal expectations with regard to your hearing, we provide you with detailed advice on the most appropriate products and facilities to meet your requirements:
- Which ear has a problem hearing?
- Which style of hearing aid is most suitable for you: analog, digitally programmable or fully digital?
- Do you want to regulate the volume of the hearing aid yourself, or would you prefer a hearing aid that adjusts automatically to any hearing situation?
- Which aid best suits your hearing loss and your personal situation? A Invisible-in-the-Canal (IIC),Completely-in-the Ear(CIC), In-the-Canal(ITC), In-the-Ear (ITE), Behind-the-ear aid (BTE) aid, or Receiver-in-the-Ear (RITE)?
Hearing Aid Dispensing & Fitting
At the hearing aid fitting, you will receive the hearing aids you selected. They are programmed based on a prescription that is specific to each person’s hearing loss. The hearing professional may make adjustments after you try the hearing aids to make sure the settings and fit are ideal for you.
Hearing Aid Repairs
If you feel your hearing aid is not working properly or you’re not hearing well, please give us a call. Some minor hearing aid repairs can be done in our office while you wait. Hearing aids that cannot be repaired in the office will need to be sent to the laboratory for repair.
Hearing Aid Evaluation and Selection
Based on your case history and the results of your hearing evaluation, we will make a recommendation for the best course of action. If we find that you are a good candidate for hearing aids, we will recommend hearing devices that would be best for you depending on your needs, preferences, capabilities, and budget. We work with all types of hearing aids from all major labs and will be able to find one that best suits your needs.
Live Speech Mapping
We have various methods to determine if a hearing aid is properly fitted to a person’s ears and hearing loss. Live Speech Mapping is a tool we use to see how well your hearing aids are suited to your hearing loss. During this evaluation, we will place a small microphone into your ears with your hearing aids on. The microphone will allow us to see graphically and understand how the hearing aids are benefitting you. This tool is an objective measurement we use to make fitting adjustments if necessary.
Tinnitus Evaluation and Management
Tinnitus is a phantom sound that some people hear inside their own heads. It can be described as a ringing, hissing, roaring, whooshing, buzzing, music, etc. and can range from not bothersome to unbearable. We provide tinnitus evaluations to see if there are any treatments that can benefit you. We also have the capability of pitch matching and loudness matching to determine the cause and treatability of this condition. There are a variety of solutions to assist you in managing these unwanted sounds.
Tympanometry is a test used to detect problems in the middle ear and mobility of the eardrum (tympanic membrane)by creating variations of air pressure in the ear canal.
Hearing Aid Demos
Hearing aids are a big investment and we want you to be confident that hearing aids work for you and improve your quality of life. We allow you the opportunity to demo devices in our office or at home.
Made for iPhone Hearing Aids
Cell phones have transformed the way we communicate and connect with friends, family, and the world around us. Hearing aid technology has made leaps and bounds, allowing us to integrate hearing devices with our cell phones. This can make it easier to hear telephone conversations, listen to music, and hear videos all on a cell phone. Additional features allow users to use their cell phones as a remote microphone and a remote control to adjust the hearing instruments. We provide cell phone accessories that are Bluetooth compatible, hands-free, and wireless from all major labs.