Hearing tests are an important first step in you hearing health journey.
Through a hearing evaluation, our licensed hearing aid specialist will be able to determine if you or a loved one is facing hearing loss and be able to identify the type and degree of hearing loss. The hearing test results will help us determine a comprehensive treatment plan that best fits your lifestyle.
So what should you expect from a hearing test? Generally, a hearing evaluation is a four-step process. An interview allows us to gauge your experience with hearing loss and gather any information that might reveal its cause. The examination helps us identify if hearing difficulty is caused by obstruction or damage to the ear canal or eardrum. Testing will allow us to pinpoint the specifics of your hearing loss through use of an audiogram. Finally, if necessary, we will provide treatment solutions that benefit your degree of hearing loss.
Hearing Aid Repair
Are you a hearing aid user and experiencing trouble with your device? We can help.
Hearing aids are designed to be worn every day and help connect us to the world, and even though we try our hardest to keep them dry, clean, and in working order, they are sensitive electronic devices that may require maintenance from time to time. Sometimes a good cleaning is all your hearing device needs, but if there is a problem that needs repairing, Eartone Hearing Aid Center is here for you.
Some common problems hearing aid problems include: distorted or no sound, fuzzy and unclear sounds, or feedback whistling. If you are experiencing any of these common problems, you can take basic steps in troubleshooting the problem. If there is no sound or if the sound is distorted or fuzzy, the most common issue is the battery. You may want to take out and clean the batteries, if this doesn’t help, you may want to replace them. Whistling or howling feedback noise could be due to earwax buildup or the hearing aid not being inserted properly. Remove and reinsert your hearing instrument to see if this fixes the problem.
If you’ve tried troubleshooting these common problems and are unsuccessful, contact us for hearing aid repair services. As hearing devices are very sensitive, it is best to avoid fixing them ourselves – try not to stick sharp objects or tearing them apart. If repairs to your hearing aids do not improve your listening experience, our hearing health professionals may recommend testing your hearing and updating your hearing instruments.
Custom Hearing Protection
Custom hearing protection is available to protect against dangerous levels of noise.
Noise-induced hearing loss is one the major causes of hearing loss and can be quite preventable with hearing protection. A single exposure to noises like a gunshot or fireworks or long-term exposure to noises of heavy machinery are examples of noise-induced hearing loss.
Using generic earplugs can help protect your ears, but it is recommended to get custom ear protection as they are molded to fit your specific ear shape. Fitted or molded, solid earplug protection is also the better option for those exposed to high decibel level activities for long periods of time. Getting customized hearing protection keeps out the hazardous noises while still allowing you to intake the sounds you want to hear.
Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive learning devices (ALDs) help amplify sounds, allowing you to hear more clearly in difficult listening environments like large groups, theaters, conferences, and even with televisions.
These devices not only improve what hearing specialists call the “speech to noise ratio”, but they can also separate the sounds you actually want to hear from background noise allowing for an improved listening experience for the hearing aid user.
The vast range of ALDs on the market today, all of which have their advantages depending on environment, help improve the hearing aid experience and make hearing aids even more effective. There are many different ALDs on the market, but the following are some of the most popular: Personal Amplifiers, FM Systems, Infrared Systems, and Induction Loop Systems.
If you are interested in learning more about ALDs options and incorporating them into your life, our team at Eartone Hearing Aid Center can help you navigate which device might fit your lifestyle best!