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Resources for Parents

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Overview of Services

The Hearing Center provides the following hearing health services for infants through adults:

Identification

Individualized assessment for patients of all ages includes:

  • Assessing the type and degree of hearing loss
  • Working with the patient and their family to create a detailed picture of how hearing loss is impacting the patient’s communication
  • Determining how hearing loss may be affecting client’s education, occupational performance, or social interactions.

Rehabilitation

Individualized rehabilitation for each patient includes:

  • Ensuring the patient understands his/her hearing loss and how it impacts the listener
  • Involving and educating the client’s family members and significant others to help them understand how the client’s hearing loss impacts listening and communication and what they can do to help.
  • Hearing aids recommendations when appropriate
  • Individualized prescriptions for amplification, based on a detailed history, test results, and conversations with the patient and family
  • Verification of the fitting, utilizing state of the art technology
  • Annual care and support for the use of the amplification throughout its lifetime

Earmolds

We offer a wide selection of custom earmolds for use with:

  • Personal hearing aids
  • Cell phones
  • Office telephones
  • MP3 players
  • Swim plugs
  • Plugs for blocking out noise during sleep

Prevention

We support local industry in maintaining a safe environment for their workers by:

  • Providing sound level measurements to assure noise exposure is below the allowable levels
  • Recommending appropriate environmental changes and/or personal hearing protection

Hearing Protection:

  • We offer a wide range of ear plugs with various filtering characteristics to help reduce unwanted noise exposure while maintaining the information necessary for communication or musical enjoyment.
  • A full line of active and passive hearing protection is available for hunters, musicians, and the hobbyist.