As a full-service hearing and dizziness center, we do so much more than fit hearing aids - though we do have the expertise to prescribe, fit, and repair hearing aids from every major manufacturer. We take a whole-person approach and treat the entire hearing system, including the outer ear, ear canal, inner ear, and the brain. Because prevention can make such a difference, we offer options for hearing protection as well. We also have a balance specialist on staff who treats patients with balance and dizziness disorders.
A few of our core on-site services include:Diagnostic Hearing Tests
We recommend regular testing because catching and addressing hearing loss early can have long-term benefits. Some common diagnostic hearing tests include a "tone test," tympanometry test (evaluating fluid buildup in the ear) and speech testing (determining how well you understand the words you hear). None of these tests are painful, and we will explain everything to make sure you are comfortable.
Tinnitus, commonly known as "ringing in the ears," can be distracting and unpleasant. If you are experiencing tinnitus, we can evaluate the severity of your case and determine what management options may be available to help treat it. Some tinnitus is related to hearing loss and can be addressed with hearing aids. Other times, tinnitus may respond well to sound therapy, or treatment of an underlying cause.
Videonystagmography (VNG) is a series of tests of the inner ear and brain, used to determine the cause of dizziness or balance problems. The tests can take up to two hours, but they are not uncomfortable or painful. As with all of our evaluations, we will explain what we are doing and why so that you understand the entire process.
If your workplace requires you to have your hearing tested regularly, we are able to quickly and efficiently complete screenings that follow the standards set by OSHA.
Cerumen, also known as earwax, can be responsible for discomfort and for hearing loss. Clearing the cerumen from your ear canal can improve your hearing. Cerumen can also impede your hearing aids, so it's important to keep both your ears and your devices clean.
Of course, beyond the testing we offer a variety of hearing aid services, both for new and current wearers.
We offer hearing aids from every major manufacturer, so we're able to find the right match for your ears and your lifestyle. Our office is equipped to simulate many different settings you might encounter in real life, which lets us ensure that your hearing aids will serve you well even in noisy environments.
We can take a mold of your ear and use it to make custom earplugs (perfect if you spend time hunting, at live music concerts, or on construction sites) or other custom devices such as cell phone headsets. We also specialize in musicians' in-ear monitors.
Our extensive experience with hearing aids over several decades has given us the skill to offer some hearing aid repairs in-house. This allows us to save patients time and money because we can often avoid sending hearing aids back to the manufacturer for repairs.