Audiology and Hearing Aid Services
- Bluetooth Hearing Aids
- Cell Phone Accessories for Hearing Aids
- Cerumen (Earwax) Removal
- Diagnostic Audiologic Evaluations
- Custom Earplugs and Musician Monitors
- Assistive Listening Devices
- Hearing Aid Dispensing and Fitting
- Hearing Aid Repairs
- Hearing Aid Evaluation and Selection
- Live Speech Mapping
- Tinnitus Basics
- Hearing Testing for Children
- Real Ear Probe Mic
- Hearing Aid Consultation
Bluetooth Hearing Aids
Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids can be wirelessly connected to devices such as televisions, cell phones, FM systems, GPS systems, and PDAs, with the use of Bluetooth technology. Bluetooth technology works similarly to wireless Internet, where sounds are sent through an invisible electronic signal.
Cell Phone Accessories
Custom earmolds for cell phone headrests, Bluetooth compatible devices, hands-free and more.
Cerumen (Earwax) Removal
Cerumen, or ear wax, can be removed from the ear canal so that it does not interfere with listening or comfort, especially for individuals who wear hearing aids.
Diagnostic Audiologic Evaluations
Conducted by our licensed Audiologists. There is never a charge for this evaluation at Lesner Hearing Center!
Custom Earplugs and Musician Monitors
Sudden or prolonged exposure to noise can cause damage to your hearing and is one of the leading causes of hearing loss. Hearing loss from prolonged noise exposure is often detected too late resulting in permanent hearing loss. Hearing loss from noise exposure may start as ringing in the ears after a loud concert or after using a power tool. Even if the ears don’t ring, if the noise is repeated, the damage to the ears adds up to cause a permanent hearing loss..
Evaluation and demonstration of Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) including FM systems, Alarm Clocks, TV and Phone Amplifiers
Assistive listening devices are devices that can help a listener function better in day-to-day communication situations. ALDs can be used with or without hearing aids to make hearing easier, which can reduce the overall stress and fatigue of listening. ALDs can be used in the home to make alarms, the television and telephone more audible. They can also be connected to personal hearing aids for better listening in noisy environments.
Hearing Aid Dispensing & Fitting
At the hearing aid fitting, you will receive the hearing aids you selected. They are programmed based on a prescription that is specific to each person’s hearing loss. The audiologist may make adjustments after you try the hearing aids to make sure the settings and fit are ideal for you.
Hearing Aid Repairs
Some minor hearing aid repairs can be done in the office setting in a short period of time; others will need to be sent to the manufacturer for repair. Your audiologist can help determine what kind of a repair is necessary if you feel your hearing aid is not working properly.
Hearing Aid Evaluation and Selection
During a hearing aid evaluation, you will meet with a licensed audiologist who will discuss with you the different styles, colors, technologies, and benefits to wearing hearing aids. You may be shown different styles or have the opportunity to try different hearing aids in the office. Custom impressions may be taken of your ears, depending on the style of hearing aid chosen.
Live Speech Mapping
Live Speech Mapping is a fitting process that uses probe microphones and live real-time speech to allow the patient and their family members to immediately see and understand the benefits of hearing aids and fitting adjustments.
Tinnitus (literally “ringing” in Latin) is characterized by ringing, buzzing or roaring noises that originate in the ear or the head. Though this condition is usually not dangerous, it can be a symptom of another health problem. Tinnitus has been known to cause stressful side effects including fatigue, sleep problems, difficulty concentrating, memory problems, depression, anxiety and irritability. It requires an evaluation and a treatment plan.
Hearing Testing for Children
If there are concerns about the child’s hearing because of a family history of hearing loss, complications at birth, severe illnesses or suspicion by the parent that something is not right concerning the baby’s hearing, hearing testing should be conducted as early as possible to catch hearing issues during the important early period of development of speech and language..
Real Ear Testing/Probe Microphone Measures
Probe microphone measures, also called Real Ear Testing, are a series of calibrated tests that allow us to fit your hearing aids with precision. While our computer programs can arrive at a very close approximation of how much your hearing aid should be amplifying, probe microphone measures allow us to measure exactly how your hearing aids are amplifying sounds.
Hearing Aid Consultation
The first step in determining what will help you hear better is our comprehensive interview regarding your hearing history. You will be asked about when you, or loved ones, first noticed your hearing problem; if you were exposed to noise or medications or had an injury that may have lead to hearing los