Audiology Services

Audiology Services

Adult Hearing Services

Hearing Testing for Adults If you have noticed changes in your hearing or if a family member or friend has noticed that you aren’t hearing well, take the time to have an evaluation. Who Can Evaluate My Hearing? Audiologists are the primary healthcare professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat and manage hearing loss. Audiologists hold Masters…

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Pediatric Hearing Services

Pediatric Hearing Services Hearing loss can and will significantly impact a child’s life. Here at the Center, our audiologists, speech-language pathologists, counselors, and educators are intimately familiar with hearing loss; some of us have it ourselves, some of us have now-grown children who were born with profound hearing loss, and others of us have close…

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Newborn Hearing Services

Newborn Hearing Testing My Baby Didn’t Pass the Newborn Hearing Screening Up to 10 percent of babies do not initially pass the newborn hearing screening, and most often for reasons unrelated to permanent hearing loss. Common reasons for not passing the screening include birth matter in the ear canal, fluid behind the ear drum, or…

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Adult Hearing Loss

Adult Hearing Loss As of 2009, there are some 315 million people in the United States. Of those, it is estimated about 36 million have hearing loss. Although hearing loss is often associated with aging, hearing loss is clearly present in newborns, children, teenagers, young adults and adults. Healthy human ears can perceive an enormous…

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Pediatric Hearing Loss

Does My Child Have a Hearing Loss? Hearing loss is quite common in children. Seventy-five percent of children have at least one ear infection by the time they are 3 years old and fifteen percent of children between the ages of 6-19 years have a measurable hearing loss in at least one ear (NICDC, 2010;…

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Newborn Hearing Loss

Background Approximately 1-2 of every 1,000 babies born in the United States has a hearing loss. This number increases to 3-4 of 1,000 for babies requiring services in the neonatal intensive care unit. Left undetected, hearing loss interferes with speech-language acquisition, academic achievement, and social and emotional development. However, finding hearing loss early and implementing…

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Living with Hearing Loss

Whether you have been living with hearing loss your whole life, or have recently been diagnosed, there is much to learn about technology, communication and coping strategies, and obtaining quality care. You are not alone! There is support and information available to help you if you need it. Our Center is a great resource and…

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Hearing Protection

Hearing Loss Prevention Noise Induced Hearing Loss Approximately 36 million Americans have hearing loss. One in three developed their hearing loss because of exposure to noise and loud sounds. Noise-induced hearing loss is caused by damage to the delicate hair cells of your inner ear. Once the hair cells are destroyed by exposure to harmful…

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Cochlear Implants

A cochlear implant is an implanted electronic hearing device, designed to produce useful hearing sensations to a person with severe to profound nerve deafness by electrically stimulating nerves inside the inner ear. Cochlear implants are designed to help severely to profoundly deaf adults and children who get little or no benefit from hearing aids. Even…

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Tinnitus

Tinnitus is an auditory perception, not produced by external sound, and commonly described as hissing, ringing or buzzing. It can be heard in one ear, both ears or in the head. It can begin suddenly or gradually and can be constant, pulsed or intermittent. Often referred to as “ringing in the ears”, tinnitus affects an…

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