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Audiometric Screening (adults)

The audiometric screening consists of pure tone air and bone conduction testing. Speech audiometry is also completed. Testing pure tones is done to determine the degree of hearing loss and whether the hearing loss is conductive or sensorineural. Speech audiometry is obtained to determine the individual's ability to understand speech at an elevated, comfortable volume.

Hearing Aid Batteries

Common battery sizes are 10, 13, 312 and 675. To identify the battery size, manufacturers use an industry standard color code system.

  • Size 10 yellow dot
  • Size 312 brown dot
  • Size 13 orange dot
  • Size 675 blue dot

Assistive Listening Devices

We offer many types of assistive listening devices such as telephone amplifiers, personal FM systems, t-coil compatable earpieces for cell phone usage, and TV listening devices. We also have devices that work with Bluetooth technology

Hearing Aids

We offer the widest selection of digital hearing aids in the area from a variety of manufacturers. We will work with you to find the best solution for your hearing needs within your budget.

Hearing Aid Repair

If your hearing aid needs to be repaired, we will either repair it for free in the office whenever possible or it will be sent to the manufacturer returned in a timely manner.

Ear Molds and Ear Protection Plugs

We offer a variety of earmolds and earpieces for noise protection, swimming, music, ipod, cell phone use, and hunting.

Video Otoscopy

A thorough inspection with our video otoscope can detect the presence of a common hindrance to better hearing-wax buildup. The checkup ensures no blockage impedes the effectiveness of your aid.

Tympanometry

A technique that measures immittance of the middle ear at various levels of air pressure.

Real Ear Measurement

With real-ear testing, a tiny microphone is inserted into your ear canal, then your hearing aid. A computer runs some automatic tests and the results are shown on the screen.

The output shows both a graph of what your prescription should be, and what your hearing aids are really putting out. Now we can see what needs to be "adjusted" in your hearing aids to properly give you the amplification you need at each of the speech frequencies.