Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations
During your initial visit, you will be asked questions about your medical and hearing history. Then the Audiologist will use a lighted otoscope to inspect your outer ear and your ear canal for any abnormalities that may affect your hearing test results or require you to visit an ENT doctor. Next, the Audiologist will conduct several tests to determine:
- Whether or not a hearing loss exists
- Its possible cause
- The degree and type of hearing loss and whether the loss exists in one or both ears
- The best treatment options
You will be tested using a series of low & high frequency words to determine your ability to understand verbiage within a short distance as in a conversation. We will also give you several words to repeat. The results will help us determine your percentage of hearing loss, your ability to understand speech, and if hearing aids will help you.
Tympanometry is an examination used to test the condition of the middle ear and mobility of the eardrum (tympanic membrane) and the conduction bones, by creating variations of air pressure in the ear canal.
Acoustically evoked Otoacoustic emission testing is a very sensitive assessment of inner ear function. We can even detect dysfunction in your inner ear before there is measurable hearing loss!
Tinnitus Evaluation and Management
Tinnitus is a common condition, where a person experiences a ringing, rushing, or buzzing in the ears. Tinnitus will not cause you to go deaf, but its presence may affect your daily activities. Our professionals can help recommend a course of action to deal with this persistent problem. Each person has an individual response to treatment. Our goal is to work with you to relieve this condition!
Technologically Advanced Hearing Aids with Bluetooth Compatibility
Advanced technology means easier use! Even lower levels of technology can provide significant benefit. With today’s technology many problems of the past have been rectified and problems including telephone use and whistling have been solved.
Fitting and Follow-Up Care
On-going care and matinenance are a critical part of successful hearing aid us. Our follow up services incluse free maintenance, cleaings during the life of the warranty or specific maintenance package that your have with your instruments.
Cerumen (Wax) Management
Earwax, or cerumen, is a waxy substance secreted in the ear canal. Its purpose is to protect and clean the skin of the human ear canal while protecting it from debris, bacteria and water. Sometimes the ear produces too much wax which can become impacted and press against the eardrum. This can impair the ability to hear. We can assist in the safe removal of ear wax
Francis Audiology Associates provides 0% financing available to qualified applicants.
Custom Ear Molds and Plugs
We provide custom hearing protection as well as custom molds for iPods and Sleep Plugs. We also sell Musician Plugs ER-9, 15, 25 and Musician's Monitors.