Audiologists work with people who have hearing, balance, and related ear problems. They examine individuals of all ages and identify those with the symptoms of hearing loss and other auditory, balance, and related sensory and neural problems. They then assess the nature and extent of the problems and help the individuals manage them. Using audiometers, computers, and other testing devices, they measure the loudness at which a person begins to hear sounds, the ability to distinguish between sounds, and the impact of hearing loss on an individual’s daily life. In addition, audiologists use computer equipment to evaluate and diagnose balance disorders. Audiologists interpret these results and may coordinate them with medical, educational, and psychological information to make a diagnosis and determine a course of treatment.
Hearing disorders can result from a variety of causes including trauma at birth, viral infections, genetic disorders, exposure to loud noise, certain medications, or aging. Treatment may include examining the ear canal, fitting and dispensing hearing aids, and programming cochlear implants. Audiologic treatment also includes counseling on adjusting to hearing loss, training on the use of hearing instruments, and teaching communication strategies for use in a variety of environments. Audiologists also may recommend, fit, and dispense personal or large area amplification systems and alerting devices.
Some audiologists specialize in work with the elderly, children, or hearing-impaired individuals who need special treatment programs. Others develop and implement ways to protect workers’ hearing form on the job injuries. They measure noise levels in workplaces and conduct hearing protection programs in factories, as well as in schools and communities.
At Acadian Hearing & Balance Center we offer the full range of audiology services
Our Services Include:
Diagnostic hearing and testing for adults and children
Newborn hearing screening
Hearing instruments available in a wide range technology, including 100% digital and programmable aids
30-day trial period for all hearing aids
Hearing aid rehabilitation and counseling
Hearing aid performance analysis
Hearing aid checks and repairs
Batteries for all hearing aids
Assistive listening devices
Musician’s ear plus
Sound protection devices
Auditory Brainstem Response testing(ABR)
Auditory steady state response (ASSR)
Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials(VEMP)
High Frequency Tympanometry for infants under 6 months of age
Swimmer’s Ear Plugs
Doc’s pro plugs