Diagnostic evaluation for Adults
A complete case history will be administered to determine possible health risk factors for hearing loss. You will be tested objectively using state of the art equipment to determine your hearing thresholds and your ability to understand speech. The results will help us determine whether or not you need further medical assessment by your family physician or if you are a good candidate for hearing aid amplification.
Diagnostic Evaluation for Children
If you have concerns, you shouldn't wait to have your child's hearing tested. With newborn hearing screening, most children are being diagnosed with hearing loss almost immediately. However, newborn hearing screening does not rule out late-onset, fluctuating or progressive hearing loss. If a hearing loss isn't properly identified, a child may experience a number of different problems such as academic failure, speech and language delays, cognitive delays, behavioral problems or social isolation. Our pediatric audiologist has over 10 years of clinical experience in a top pediatric hospital. Your child's hearing will be assessed using developmentally appropriate testing techniques. Special attention will be made to determine what acoustic modifications are needed, if any, both at school and at home. Managing children with hearing loss takes special training and expertise. Auburn and Mountain Hearing Centre understand that "family centred care" and a "team" approach works best. We also offer speech in noise testing, FM system evaluation, CAPD (Central Auditory Processing Disorder) testing. Contact us for more details.
Hearing Aid Consultations
The Hearing Aid Consultation is a counselling session centered around your specific hearing needs, and the hearing devices available to fit those needs. We will discuss your potential benefit from hearing aids, which hearing aid styles are best suited for you, and the special circuits that are most appropriate for your particular hearing loss. You will receive honest and realistic information about the expected outcomes with hearing aids with no added hype or high pressure.
Hearing Aid: Sales and Service
We offer a wide selection of digital hearing aids from a variety of major manufacturers. We will work with you to find the best solution for your hearing healthcare needs within your budget.
Common battery sizes are 10,13,312, and 675. To identify the battery size,manufacturers use an industry standard colour coded system:
Size 10 : Yellow
Size 13 : Orange
Size 312 : Brown
Size 675 : Blue
Swimplugs, custom earplugs, Musician earplugs, Custom IPod earbuds. We also offer a wide variety of hearing aid accessories suggest as dri-aid kits and earwax removal products.
Assistive Listening Devices
We offer a wide selection of amplified telephones. Sometimes hearing aids do not provide enough benefit in hostile listening environments. Ask us about FM systems and how they might provide additional benefit in conjunction with your hearing aids.
Coming Soon in Spring 2011: Diagnostic Balance Assessments