Audiology and Hearing Aid Services
By using state of the art treatment methods, Pacific Audiology Clinic can determine the cause and extent of audiology conditions. The diagnostic evaluations offered are non-invasive and provide valuable information to doctors. If treatment is required, the results of the tests will have major benefits in shaping the program.
- Cerumen Removal
- Diagnostic Hearing Tests
- Hearing Aid Dispensing and Fitting
- Hearing Aid Repairs
- Hearing Aid Evaluation and Selection
- Tinnitus Evaluation and Management
Wax (cerumen) buildup in the ears causes hearing loss and discomfort. In some cases, it can trigger Tinnitus. Normal wax buildup is fine, but when it goes beyond the normal workload then removal is necessary.
Diagnostic Hearing TESTs
Multiple tests are used to determine the extent of hearing loss in both ears. No two hearing assessments are the same, so results will always reflect the current condition of the patient. During the full assessment, an audiologist will test the inner, outer and middle ears. Diagnostic hearing tests can average thirty minutes up to an hour.
Hearing Aid Dispensing & Fitting
When hearing aids come back from being programmed, a few steps are needed before they can be worn. Some of the key things an audiologist will go over is the maintenance, use and special features of the hearing aid.
Hearing Aid Repairs
Sometimes hearing aids need to be repaired by professionals familiar with the device. The good news is that minor repairs can be done without sending the device to the manufacturer. Minor repairs include battery replacement, clearing obstructions and software issues. When the damage is extensive, the hearing aids have to be sent off for repair.
Hearing Aid Evaluation and Selection
Results from the diagnostic hearing tests will shape the outcome of the hearing aid evaluation and selection. Patients will get the chance to try out the popular models so that they can get a good idea of how it feels. When the patient is satisfied, impressions are made of the ears receiving hearing aids and device specifications/programming requirements are sent off to the manufacturer.
Tinnitus Evaluation and Management
Tinnitus is a constant sound in one or both ears that only the person with the symptoms can hear. Ringing in the ears is a common way to describe it, and it can affect anyone. Although no cure exists for Tinnitus, there are many ways to manage it. The evaluation will go through the steps of putting a plan into motion that both the audiologist and patient can agree with.