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Hearing Care Services

Custom Earmolds and Earplugs

Hearing protection is extremely important for anyone who is regularly in a high-noise environment. Though over-the-counter earplugs offer some protection, custom earmolds and earplugs offer maximum protection as well as a comfortable fit designed specifically for your ears. They offer more security in knowing that your ears have the best possible protection against hearing loss.

Hearing Evaluations

A hearing evaluation is the first step in determining your hearing capability. During your  one-hour evaluation, your hearing specialist will determine the extent, type, and specifics of your hearing loss. If the results of the evaluation show that you could benefit from hearing aids, the hearing specialist will use the evaluation results to determine which devices and features will be the best for your unique needs. We recommend that you bring a family member with you to the evaluation for support, as hearing loss can be a family issue. If you have any questions during the hearing evaluation, please ask! We want to answer any questions that you have so that we can assist you in finding the best hearing solutions for you and your lifestyle.

Hearing Aid Selection

 A hearing evaluation is the first step in determining your hearing capability. During your one-hour evaluation, your hearing specialist will determine the extent, type, and specifics of your hearing loss. Your hearing specialist will use the evaluation results to determine if you need hearing aids and which devices and features will be the best for your unique needs. We recommend that you bring a family member with you to the evaluation for support, as hearing loss can be a family issue. If you have any questions during the hearing evaluation, please ask! We want to answer any questions that you have so that we can assist you in finding the best hearing solutions for you and your lifestyle.

Hearing Aid Dispensing and Fitting

At the hearing aid fitting, you will receive the hearing aids you selected. They are programmed based on a prescription that is specific to each person’s hearing loss. The hearing professional may make adjustments after you try the hearing aids to make sure the settings and fit are ideal for you. Your hearing specialist will explain how to use the devices, how to put them in the ear and how to remove them, how to change or charge batteries, and how to care for and clean the devices. This appointment will generally take at least one hour, possibly more, so ensure you allot enough time. It is also a good idea to bring a family member or close friend to the hearing aid fitting so they can help remember all the information that is given and be a support to you. Additionally, don’t be afraid to ask for written instructions, which can help you better retain the information. Keep in mind that it may take some time to get used to the sounds you were missing, and, by working closely with your hearing specialist, you will get the most out of your new hearing aids.

Hearing Aid Repairs

If your hearing aids need to be repaired, we can make minor hearing aid repairs in the office, but some repairs will need to be sent to the manufacturer. Your hearing specialist will help determine what kind of a repair is necessary if you feel your hearing aid is not working properly. If you are a current patient and have hearing aids that were not fit in our office, we are happy to try to repair your hearing aids. In the event your hearing aid is severely damaged and unable to be repaired, our professionals will work with you to determine what devices would be best for your current needs.

Musician's Earplugs and Monitors

Because musicians practice and perform in a variety of different settings, they are exposed to high levels of sound, sometimes for long periods, which may put them at risk for permanent hearing damage. Musician’s earplugs help to limit the sound exposure from instruments, while still providing a rich musical experience for the performer or audience. Musician’s earplugs can also help: music teachers, sound crews, recording engineers, DJs, athletic coaches, referees, motorcyclists, construction workers, and anyone else who works in a high-noise environment. For musicians who perform for large audiences, in-ear musician monitors (IEMs) are the current standard in musician technology. They allow the musician to clearly hear the music they are making as the audience would hear it while still protecting the musician's ears from extremely loud amplification systems and audiences.