Audiology and Hearing Aid Services
Hearing loss changes the lives of millions with its devastating effects. The professionals at Advanced Hearing of Brighton use industry standard services to combat hearing loss. Before the problem becomes serious, hearing care services can provide valuable insight into treatment plans. With the correct options in place, any patient can combat the worst effects of hearing loss.
Hearing loss can be a temporary condition if earwax is the culprit. Ear irrigation is a common and painless procedure to remove blockages in the ear canals. Removing earwax will prevent side effects like tinnitus, dizziness, ear fullness, earaches and hearing loss.
Diagnostic Audiologic Evaluations
A diagnostic audiologic evaluation determines the severity of hearing loss in both ears. Age plays a role in which tests are used, and to what extent. Bone-conduction, pure-tone and speech testing are the three main tests performed. The details of these tests will also provide information about whether the patient has conductive, sensorineural or mixed hearing loss.
Hearing Aid Evaluation and Selection
Past medical history and a general questionnaire are combined with the results of the diagnostic audiologic evaluation. With all of the details present, professionals can make hearing aid recommendations that match the extent of hearing severity. Patients will have a choice of multiple styles, features and brands.
Hearing Aid Dispensing and Fitting
Hearing aid dispensing and fitting is the final step in the hearing aid process. Once a prescription is set with hearing aids, professionals use live speech mapping to fine tune the settings. This appointment goes over important details about the care, maintenance and use of hearing devices.
Hearing Aid Repairs
When hearing aids break down, repair and maintenance are needed. Simple problems are resolved by following the included guidelines. When it is more complex, onsite repair is possible with a quick turnaround. Damage that is too severe for a professional to handle is sent off to the manufacturer for repair. When this happens, patients can discuss using the many loaner hearing aids available.