Audiology and Hearing Aid Services
- Assistve Listening Devices
- Bluetooth Technology
- Comprehensive Audiologic Evaluations
- Custom Earmolds and Earplugs
- Hearing Aid Sales and Service
- Hearing Aid Repair
- In-Office Services
- Musicians Earplugs and Monitors
Assistive Listening Devices
A variety of products are available to enhance your listening experience, with or without the use of personal amplification.
Amplified telephones and television listening devices are two of the most common products. There are also devices that can be placed in the middle of conference table and link wirelessly to your hearing aid.
Hearing Services of Cape Ann works closely with the school systems to provide the optimal FM system for your child.
"Blue Tooth" is a special wireless link used to connect cellphones, printers, personal data assistants, and other digital devices. This technology was developed in Norway and was named after an old Norwegian king who famously sported blue teeth!
Comprehensive Audiological Evaluations
A combination of medical history and results from specialized auditory assessments are used to diagnose the hearing problem. The
audiologist analyzes and reviews each aspect of the audiological evaluation to create a profile of hearing abilities and needs.
Tympanometry is one aspect of the hearing evaluation. In this test, we gently introduce air pressure into the ear canal and introduce special sounds that elicit a measurable response from the ear. Tympanometry measurements are valuable in evaluating the outer and middle ear. This testing assists in the detection of ear infection, perforated eardrum, wax blocking the ear canal, or other problems that may indicate need for medical evaluation.
Ear Molds: Swim molds & Custom-made noise protection earmolds
Floatable swim plugs can be made in a variety of colors for adults and children. Noise protection molds come in different styles for different situations (shooting firearms, playing in a band, etc.).
Hearing Aid Sales & Service
Some of the most advanced digital hearing aids are made by Widex, Siemens, Phonak, Oticon, and Starkey. Types of aids include micro-canal, canal, in-the-ear, behind-the-ear, and the newest: open-ear fitting.
Digital Processing enables feedback cancellation, microphone directivity, wide dynamic range compression, and precise tuning of the amplified spectrum.
We include a two-year warranty with every new hearing aid, and always allow a 60-day trial period. Hearing aid servicing at the office is always free. This includes: cleaning, hearing aid checks, changing of earmold tubing.
More than just a hearing test!
Hearing Aid Repair
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. Your hearing professional can help determine what kind of a repair is necessary if you feel your hearing aid is not working properly.
We encourage ongoing cleaning and maintenance after your hearing aid purchase to ensure you receive optimum performance and benefit from your hearing aid(s). We encourage all our patients to come in for regular hearing aid check-ups and cleaning.
Repairs, Maintenance, Cleanings, and Warranties come with all brands of hearing aids. We offer in-office repairs when possible on most makes/models.
Musicians Earplugs and Monitors
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.
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.