Hearing Services

Hearing Services

What is an Audiologist?

An audiologist is a healthcare specialist who evaluates, diagnoses, treats, and manages hearing loss and balance disorders. Audiologists work with adults and children and are responsible for a number of different functions, including: Prescribing, fitting, and dispensing hearing aids and other amplification devices to assist with hearing. Design and implement programs to assist with hearing…

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Hearing Loss Types & Causes

Hearing loss is one of the biggest health concerns in the U.S. It is the third most commonly reported physical condition, following arthritis and heart disease. It affects roughly 20 percent of the American population, and can strike people of all ages. The most common causes of hearing loss are noise exposure and aging. Symptoms…

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Pediatric Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is challenging to accept at any age. For children, it’s especially devastating, since it can impede the ability to learn. The earlier pediatric hearing loss is detected, the better the odds of your child keeping pace with his or her classmates when it comes to education and social development. Pediatric Hearing Loss Categories…

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Hearing Test

When you suspect a possible hearing loss, an audiologist can administer a series of hearing tests that will help narrow down problems. This is the first crucial step in coming up with a treatment plan to help restore your ability to communicate. Hearing tests at LeMay Hearing & Balance typically involve a four-step process. Step…

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Online Hearing Test

Catching a hearing loss early is the best way to prevent it from worsening. The following questionnaire has been adapted from a self-assessment tool created by the American Academy of Otolaryngology. Please take the time to answer each question as accurately as possible. Most hearing loss develops gradually, so the signs are difficult to detect.…

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Hearing Protection

Not all types of hearing loss can be prevented. Presbycusis – age-related hearing loss – occurs naturally, affecting as many as 1/3 of adults aged 65 or older. But another leading cause of hearing loss, excess noise exposure, is easily prevented if you take the proper hearing protection. Dangerous Decibel Levels In order to protect…

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Custom Ear Molds

It has long been acknowledged that noise induced hearing loss can be prevented by wearing earplugs. While there are plenty of good choices available off the shelf, because everyone’s ears are unique the best protection will come from those crafted from custom ear molds. Custom ear molds are made from impressions of your ear canal…

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Assistive Listening Devices

An assistive listening device, or ALD, is a portable instrument that works as a personal amplifier. Unlike hearing aids, which amplify sounds, an ALD relies on a microphone placed near the sound source to separate speech from background noise, enabling those with hearing loss to understand more efficiently in certain situations. ALDs can be used…

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Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a ringing in the ears that may come and go, or persist 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is sometimes described as more of a whistling, hissing, buzzing, or whooshing noise, and can range from mildly annoying to a major disruption in your life. Current estimates from the American Tinnitus…

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Dizziness & Vertigo

Dizziness or loss of balance is the second most common complaint heard in doctors’ offices. National Institute of Health statistics indicate dizziness will occur in 70 percent of the nation’s population at some point in their lives. Acute or chronic problems with equilibrium may indicate serious health risks or limit a person’s everyday living. Equilibrium…

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