Adult Audiology Services
Are You Experiencing Hearing Loss?
Have you noticed that it’s more difficult to hear people clearly?
Do you find that everyone mumbles?
We treat adults with a range of hearing loss and hearing needs, providing outstanding care to patients and their families in a comfortable, private environment. Audiological consultations, analysis and treatment are highly individualized to meet your needs.
Audiological Intake, Hearing Tests, and Follow-Up
Our initial adult hearing consultation includes completing an extensive related history. We will discuss your medical history and obtain an overview of any difficult listening situations, such as the telephone, television, or noisy settings. It is important for us to get to know you so that we can tailor our recommendations to meet your specific needs.
Diagnostic hearing tests occur in an audiometric suite with state-of-the-art equipment. Comprehensive testing, discussion and recommendations are completed in approximately one hour. Written reports and follow-up are provided after the testing, as needed.
Hearing Aids, Assistive Listening Devices, and Fittings
If needed, hearing aids or assistive listening devices can be ordered and fitted. As appropriate, modifications to your home and/or work environment are suggested. If you already own a hearing device that needs adjustment, we can re-program that device for a small fee.
Adult Hearing and Hearing Loss Information:
- Facts About Hearing Loss (PDF)
- Age-Related Hearing Loss (PDF)
- About Assistive Listening Devices (Hearing Assistive Technology)
Auditory Processing as We Age
As we age, it is not unusual to develop auditory processing deficit in addition to hearing loss.
Auditory processing is the ability to successfully break down auditory information in the central nervous system. Auditory processing includes successful sound localization, speech discrimination, temporal processing, and auditory performance when background noise is present or when the auditory signal has been degraded. If one of these processes
breaks down, then Central Auditory Processing Disorder (also known as Auditory Processing Deficit) is present. Hearing through the ear may be normal but if auditory processing deficit is present, the central nervous system may not break down or decode the auditory information successfully to determine what has been said.
An accurate diagnosis for Central Auditory Processing Deficit should be made by an audiologist. Treatment is recommended as indicated.
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