Determines the current status of one’s hearing. Age appropriate play techniques as well as objective tests such as otoacoustic emissions and immittance measures are used with infants and young children.
Assesses the vestibular or balance system.
Determines the need for and potentional benefits of hearing aid use.
Many brands and styles of state-of-the art instruments are available. Factors unique to each person are considered when choosing hearing aids, including but not limited to the severity of the hearing loss, one’s lifestyle and communication needs, personal preferences, and finances.
Includes instruction in the proper use of hearing aids or other assistive devices in order to derive optimal benefit. Counseling of patients and family members or significant others regarding the effects of hearing loss on daily communication and strategies for improving communication is also provided.
Includes batteries, cleaning tools, and dri-boxes. Custom earmolds, swimplugs, and noise protectors.