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Physician's Choice Hearing Services

Our experienced Doctors of Audiology perform the following services and work closely with our Ear, Nose and Throat physicians.

Hearing & Balance Testing

  • Comprehensive hearing evaluations on infants through adults.
  • Tympanometry and impedance audiometry.
  • Hearing screenings, including newborns.
  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) for evaluation of the nerve pathway from the inner ear to the brain.
  • Electronystagmography (ENG) for evaluation of dizziness and balance disorders.
  • Epley Maneuver for the treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).

Below are links to ENG and ABR testing instruction forms:

ABR INFORMATION →

ENG INSTRUCTIONS →

Hearing Aid Device Styles

There are several hearing aid manufacturers who provide a wide range of hearing aid styles and technology. Current technology has made hearing aids much more comfortable and digital technology allows for custom amplification. Our experienced Doctors of Audiology will help you navigate these options. We want you to be comfortable with your choice to get the most out of your investment.

VIEW DEVICE STYLES

Signs of Hearing Loss

The signs of hearing loss can be subtle and emerge slowly, or they can be significant and come on suddenly. Either way, you should suspect hearing loss if you experience any of the signs below.

Socially:

  • Require frequent repetition.
  • Have difficulty following conversations involving more than 2 people.
  • Think that other people sound muffled or like they’re mumbling.
  • Have difficulty hearing in noisy situations, like conferences, restaurants, malls, or crowded meeting rooms.
  • Have trouble hearing children and women.
  • Have your TV or radio turned up to a high volume.
  • Answer or respond inappropriately in conversations.
  • Have ringing in your ears.
  • Read lips or more intently watch people’s faces when they speak with you.

Emotionally:

  • Feel stressed out from straining to hear what others are saying.
  • Feel annoyed at other people because you can’t hear or understand them.
  • Feel embarrassed to meet new people or from misunderstanding what others are saying.
  • Feel nervous about trying to hear and understand.
  • Withdraw from social situations that you once enjoyed because of difficulty hearing.

Medically:

  • Have a family history of hearing loss.
  • Take medications that can harm the hearing system (ototoxic drugs).
  • Have diabetes, heart, circulation or thyroid problems.
  • Have been exposed to very loud sounds over a long period or single exposure to explosive noise.

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