Audiology and Hearing Aid Services
- Bluetooth Hearing Aids
- Diagnostic Hearing Tests
- Custom Earmolds and Earplugs
- Musicians Earplugs and Monitors
- Hearing Aid Dispensing and Fitting
- Hearing Aid Repairs
- Hearing Aid Evaluation and Selection
- Live Speech Mapping
- Tinnitus Evaluation and Management
Bluetooth Hearing Aids
Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids can be wirelessly connected to devices such as televisions, cell phones, FM systems, GPS systems, and PDAs, with the use of Bluetooth technology. Bluetooth technology works similarly to wireless Internet, where sounds are sent through an invisible electronic signal.
Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations
During your examination you will be tested using a series of low & high tones to determine the very softest sounds you can hear across the frequency range of speech. We will also give you several words to repeat. The results will help us determine the softest sounds you can hear, your ability to understand speech and how hearing aids will improve your ability to hear.
Our audiologist may need to make an ear impression of your ears so that your hearing aids can be customized to fit the exact contours of your ears. This process can be similar to getting an impression of your mouth for dental work. For this purpose we will produce custom-made earmolds based on the exact contours of your ears. We can then ensure that your hearing aid fits perfectly.
Evaluation and Fitting for Musician's Ear Plugs
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 ear plugs are custom-made devices that help to limit the sound exposure from instruments, while still providing a rich musical experience for the performer or audience.
Hearing Aid Dispensing & 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. Our audiologist will make adjustments during your hearing aid fitting appointment to make sure the settings and fit are ideal for you.
Hearing Aid Repairs
Some minor hearing aid repairs can be done in the office setting in a short period of time; others will need to be sent to the manufacturer for repair. Dr. Schroder can help determine what kind of a repair is necessary if you feel your hearing aid is not working properly.
Hearing Aid Evaluation and Selection
During a hearing aid evaluation, you will meet with our licensed doctor of audiology who will discuss with you the different styles, colors, technologies, and benefits to wearing hearing aids. You may be shown different styles or have the opportunity to try different hearing aids in the office. Custom impressions may be taken of your ears, depending on the style of hearing aid chosen.
Live Speech Mapping
Live Speech Mapping is a fitting process that uses probe microphones and live real-time speech to allow the patient and their family members to immediately see and understand the benefits of hearing aids and fitting adjustments.
Tinnitus Evaluation and Management
Tinnitus is described as a ringing in the ear, and can range in severity. A tinnitus evaluation can help you identify how much tinnitus interferes with your daily life and if there are treatment options that can benefit you.