Audiology and Hearing Services
Earmolds & Earplugs
Some hearing aids require custom earmolds. For this purpose we will produce earmolds based on the exact contours of your ears. We can then ensure that your hearing aid fits perfectly. Custom molds can also be made for hearing protection or to keep water out of the ears.
Musicians practice and perform in a variety of different settings. They are exposed to high levels of sound, sometimes for long periods, which may put them at risk for permanent hearing damage. Musician’s ear plugs are custom-made devices that help to limit the sound exposure from instruments, while still providing a rich musical experience for the performer or audience.
Diagnostic Hearing Evaluation
During your examination you will be tested using a series tones as well as low and high frequency words to determine your ability to understand speech within a conversation. We will also give you several words to repeat. The results will help us determine the type and extent of hearing loss, your ability to understand speech and how hearing aids will improve your ability to hear.
During a hearing aid evaluation, you will meet with a licensed professional 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.
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 hearing professional may make adjustments after you try the hearing aids to make sure the settings and fit are ideal for you.
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. We can help determine what kind of a repair is necessary if you feel your hearing aid is not working properly.