Newborn Hearing Screenings
The majority of infants born in hospitals are screened for hearing before going home. This type of hearing test uses small headphones and stickers that attach to the baby’s skin. A soft clicking sound is played in each ear, and a computer measures the brain’s response to the sound. The baby sleeps during this short, painless test. Babies who did not receive a hearing screening at birth should be screened within the first month of life.
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.
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs): FM Systems
We offer information and guidance on use of assistive listening devices, such as amplified telephones, FM transmitter systems, and infrared systems.
Audiometric Evaluations: Adults & Pediatric
The audiometric evaluation (audio) consists of testing with both speech and pure tones. Testing with pure tones is done to determine the amount of hearing loss for volume. Speech discrimination scores are obtained to estimate the loss of understanding. Further more in depth diagnositc evaluations are conducted depeding on the type of problem you are experiencing.
There are numerous tests that we conduct fo evaluate children depending on their age and type of problem. Newborns may be tested utilizing special test such as and ABR or otoacoustic emissions testing. These test are electrophysical tests which evluate the response of the auditory system and do not require a response from the child. Older childen are evaluated using more conventional techniques that may be modified for their age level.
Balance and Dizziness: ENG (electronystagmography)
The inner ear is responsible for both hearing and balance. Electronystagmography (that's why we call it ENG - it's shorter) is a battery of tests designed to evaluate part of the inner ear balance system, as well as more "central" components that work together to maintain our equilibrium.
All batteries are toxic and dangerous if swallowed. Keep all batteries (and hearing aids) away from children and pets. If anyone swallows a battery it is a medical emergency and the individual needs to see a physician immediately.
Hearing Aid: Sales and Service
Hearing Aids - We offer a wide selection of hearing aids from a variety of the most preferred and respected manufacturers. We will work with you to find the best solution for your hearing healthcare needs within your budget. Our goal is the same as yours.... to help you communicate effectively without frustration so that you can enjoy every area of your life.
Our clinic will make every effort to repair hearing aids on site if at all possible. We work will all manufacturer's and will send your aid out for repair if necessary. We welcome anyone to our office no matter where you have purchased your hearing aid or what brand it is,,, we are here to help you!
Swim molds, ear molds, and noise protectors
Swim molds are custom made molds that are used to prevent water from getting into the ear canal. They are very useful when there is a hole or tube in the eardrum. We make custom molds for hearing aids as well as noise protection molds....yes, even molds to block out your loved one's snoring!