Audiology and Hearing Aid Services
Audiologists are professionals that specialize in conditions that the auditory and balance system. The list of services at Quality Hearing Aid Center covers minor and major hearing issues. Many of the services are a good fit for patients that want to identify, rehabilitate and prevent hearing loss. It’s never too early or too late to prevent the side effects of hearing conditions.
Ears can become blocked if wax is allowed to build up. Removing earwax is a simple procedure that takes a few minutes. Removal procedures include ear irrigation, eardrops, an aural toilet and microsuction. Based on the amount of blockage, each treatment has its own pros and cons.
Custom Earmolds and Earplugs
Pure-tone, speech, middle ear, auditory brainstem response and otoacoustic emissions make up the core tests. All of these tests determine if there is hearing loss in one or both ears. The three types of hearing loss are conductive, sensorineural and mixed.
These are objective tests that measure auditory function. Two of the most common are Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) and Electrocochleography (ECochG) testing which both measure electrical activity that occurs in response to sound. Your doctor may refer you for these evaluations for a variety of reasons.
Scheduled and performed by a licensed and experienced hearing healthcare professional. These evaluations may be covered by insurance, but discuss with your provider to learn more.
Hearing Aid Evaluation and Selection
With information from a patient’s past medical history, audiologists can provide accurate care for each individual. Hearing tests are performed to root out the cause of any current conditions. Pitches and frequencies are tested with the aid of an audiogram providing real-time information. Once the results are charted, we’ll be able to recommend the best possible course of treatment.
Hearing Aid Dispensing and Fitting
Hearing aid dispensing and fitting is an overwhelming experience for first time recipients of hearing aids. Patients should bring along a trusted friend or loved one to help ease them into the transition. Professionals will go into detail about features, maintenance and expectations. The use of live speech mapping will assist with the final adjustments needed for the hearing device.
Hearing Aid Repairs
Repair and maintenance services are included with all hearing aids provided by Quality Hearing Aid Center. Minor repairs can be handled by patients with the provided instructions if needed. When the issue is more serious, onsite services step in to resolve the issue. As a last resort, major repairs are mailed off to the hearing aid manufacturer- this is where loaner hearing aids can be valuable.
VNG - Balance Evaluations
VNG evaluations test for dizziness, vertigo and balance problems. Professionals order a series of tests that check the health of the central motor function and balance portion of the inner ear. With the help of the results, the root cause of VNG can be found and dealt with.
There is no cure for permanent tinnitus, so that makes the treatment for the condition invaluable. Tinnitus treatment works hard to nullify the worst side effects without interfering with daily activities. Sound masking, psychiatry, ear irrigation, tinnitus retraining therapy and medicine are some of the treatment options available.