A hearing evaluation is conducted by an audiologist to determine one’s hearing sensitivity. Responses from pure tone signals and speech tests are used to determine the softest sounds that can be heard and understood. The responses are recorded on an audiogram, which is then used to appropriately fit hearing aids to one’s hearing loss.
The results from one’s hearing evaluation are used to determine if one is a candidate for hearing aids. Hearing aids come in a variety of styles. Your audiologist will work with you to determine what type of hearing aid would best suit your needs.
Hearing aids have tiny parts that can breakdown or need replacing. Tubing changes and wax guard replacement are examples of repairs that can be done in the office, while replacement of components inside the hearing aid are sent directly to the hearing aid manufacturer for repair.
Your hearing aids can benefit from routine checks and cleanings. After a hearing aid fitting, there may be situations or environments where you feel an adjustment to your hearing aids may be warranted to gain maximum benefit. Your audiologist will work with you to make these fine-tuning adjustments.
Custom earmolds can be used with hearing aids for better retention and a more comfortable fit. Impressions are taken and sent to a manufacturer to make the custom products. There are several types of specialty earmolds that can be created, each of which serve a specific purpose. Some of the most common types of are specialty earmolds are used for swimming or sleeping.
Bluetooth Hearing Aids
Due to advancements in Bluetooth technology, certain models of hearing aids can be connected to one’s cellphone. This allows the cellphone to act as a remote control for the hearing aids. Phone calls and music can also be streamed wirelessly to one’s ears.
Industrial Hearing Screenings
A measure of one’s hearing ability conducted on a pass or fail basis. The screening is based on the guidelines set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in regard to individuals who are exposed to noise at their place of employment.
Custom Hearing Protection
Being exposed to loud sounds can have a negative effect on one’s hearing. It is extremely important to take the necessary precautions to protect one’s hearing. Earmold impressions are taken to make earmolds that are custom fit to one’s ear. The resulting earmolds provide a comfortable and individualized fit providing the best results for hearing protection.