Here at North Central Hearing Associates
We are committed to treating patients with the compassion and respect they deserve. The following is a list of the hearing healthcare services we provide:
ABR – Diagnostic
Auditory Brain Stem Response Testing
The ABR is a non-invasive procedure which studies the neural integrity of the VIII Cranial (Auditory) Nerve and pathway. It specifically targets the pathway as it exits the inner ear, where the pathways of hearing and balance reside. The ABR is a very sensitive test to rule out benign tumors that sometimes grow in that area, putting pressure on the pathways that carry information about hearing and balance to the higher cortical areas of the brain. It also helps in the diagnosis of conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis.
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)
FM Systems, Infrared Amplifiers.
Sometimes hearing aids are not the only solution. Therefore, we offer a variety of devices to help in specific situations, including: Infrared Amplifiers for the TV, Telephone amplifiers, Alerting systems, Amplified telephone ringers, personal FM systems, wide-area FM systems, Classroom Amplification Systems, Pocket Talkers.
Audiometric Evaluations: Adults & Pediatrics
Comprehensive hearing evaluations for patients neonate through adult.
Total, comprehensive evaluation of the auditory system is available for patients of any age. With the advanced clinical technologies in our office, accurate assessment can be conducted from newborn through the geriatric patient.
The routine comprehensive test provides accurate information regarding type and degree of hearing loss, hearing sensitivity for speech, speech understanding capabilities, hearing sensitivity for loud sounds, and integrity of the middle ear system. Special testing is implemented where indicated.
Battery Sales – Duracell Activair
We handle Duracell Activair, a premium line of Duracell batteries which are only available through hearing healthcare professionals. Batteries are available in both 4-pack and 8-pack, for your convenience.
We also have a handy Battery Club, which provides easy mail-in coupons for home delivery.
Cochlear Implants: Referral & Management
Patients who are deemed appropriate candidates for cochlear implantation will be referred to medical facilities that specialize in the evaluation, surgical implantation, counseling, and follow-up to ensure success.
Balance & Dizziness
Ear Molds: Swim Molds
Specialty Earplugs – We offer custom earplugs for musicians, hunters, race car fans, and anyone else who is exposed to high amounts of noise (recreationally or occupationally).
Hearing Aid Evaluations
Determine which type of hearing aid is best.
At the hearing aid evaluation, you and your audiologist will determine which type of hearing aid is best for you and your unique needs, including the style, circuit, and number of hearing aids necessary. This choice should reflect your needs, preferences, and budget as well as your lifestyle and activity level, medical conditions, physical characteristics and limitations, cosmetic and style preferences, and financial expectations.
Hearing Aids: Dispensing & Service
Hearing Aids – We offer a wide selection of hearing aids, including digital and digitally programmable, from a variety of manufacturers. We will work with you to find the best solution for your hearing healthcare needs within your budget.
Repair All Makes – We can get your hearing aid repaired quickly at a reasonable cost and give you a loaner hearing aid to use until yours comes back.
Tinnitus Diagnostics & Management
Noise in the ear.
Tinnitus is usually a subjective sound that only the patient can hear in their ear or head. Tinnitus can be caused by many different conditions directly or indirectly associated with the hearing system. The role of the audiologist is to provide assessment of the auditory system to determine whether there is a strong relationship between the tinnitus and auditory dysfunction.
Tests of the middle ear.
Tympanometry is an objective test that gives the audiologist a wealth of information about the eardrum, ossicles, eustachian tube, and related structures. It can detect very small perforations in the eardrum that cannot always be seen during visual inspection. Further, it can track medical treatment of middle ear infection and fluid. In cases of suspected surgical remediation of hearing loss, it can support the diagnosis by the physician prior to middle ear surgical exploration.
Seeing’ the ear.
Video Otoscopy is a procedure whereby the audiologist can view the eardrum and ear canal structures through a fiberoptic instrument, which is typically displayed on a small television monitor. It is an excellent counseling and teaching tool that allows the patient to learn about issues such as impacted ear wax, what a ventilation tube looks like in the ear drum, and more.
We strive to provide comprehensive treatment and skilled hearing services that address both your short-term and long-term hearing care needs in an honest, judgment-free environment where it all comes down to great care.
Our team has the educational background and experience to provide optimal level services in the hearing care field. We make it a point to stay on top of the latest and greatest hearing technology and only offer the best to our patients