Audiology Services

Hearing Test

The process of hearing requires interaction between the ears and the brain. Hearing tests determine whether or not the two are working together, and if not, what exactly needs to be fixed. Sound waves travel through the ear canal and into the eardrum. These waves move at a certain speed (frequency) and have a certain…

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Hearing Loss

More than 48 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss. There are three major types of hearing loss, but every individual’s experience is affected by different factors, such as genetics, age and exposure to noise. The three types of hearing loss are conductive, sensorineural and mixed. Conductive hearing loss is may be due to…

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Hearing Aids

Hearing aids are devices designed to help those with hearing loss hear, process and understand sound. There are many types of hearing aids such as behind-the-ear aids, in-the-ear aids, invisible in-canal hearing aids, extended-wear hearing aids, open-fit devices and bone-anchored hearing aids. Each works differently and is recommended by a doctor based on the patient’s…

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BAHA

A bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA) is a specific type of surgically implanted hearing aid that works by transmitting soundwaves directly through the skull rather than through the ear. BAHA consists of three parts: a titanium fixture, an abutment and an external sound processor. The fixture is surgically implanted into the bone behind the ear so…

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Tinnitus Management

Tinnitus is described as an irritating buzzing, humming or ringing in the ears. What many don’t realize is that it is usually a symptom of a greater problem rather than a disease itself. The first step to tinnitus management is to diagnose the underlying issue. Some common causes of tinnitus include impacted wax in the…

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Balance & Vertigo

A balance disorder can be a feeling of dizziness, spinning or vertigo. There are many causes of balance issues, and not all are from inner ear problems. Part of mammals’ sense of balance is because the inner ear has structures called semicircular canals with ducts inside them. The ducts contain tiny hairs cells (stereocilia) and…

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Pediatric Audiology Services

Pediatric audiology is the study and treatment of hearing loss in infants, toddlers, and children. Our experts evaluate and treat children of all developmental stages. Our goal is to detect and treat hearing loss in children as early as possible. Since our audiologists work closely with our physicians, we can care for your child’s whole…

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Custom Earmolds & Fittings

Earmolds and fittings are an essential service for the health of the ear. While we do provide custom molds to fit hearing aids, we also do fittings for sound plugs, earpieces, earbuds and plugs for swimming, watching sports, listening to music, working, shooting and other activities. Hearing aids come in shapes and sizes as unique…

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