If you are having trouble hearing or understanding conversations or are noticing any other signs of hearing loss , a hearing test can confirm what type of hearing loss (sensorineural, conductive, or mixed) you are suffering from and its severity. These tests are quick and easy. Since our audiologists come to you, you don’t even have to leave your home to get your hearing checked.
We will start by talking to you about your health history and the specific concerns you have. This helps us understand what risk factors are present, such as genetic predisposition or frequent exposure to loud noises. It also allows us to discuss how your hearing loss has impacted your life. For the hearing evaluation itself, you will wear headphones and will be asked to listen to pure tones and/or recorded speech.
In the United States, approximately 28.8 million adults could benefit from hearing aids, but only 30% of those over 70 whom the devices may help have ever tried them. If you suffer from hearing loss, we can help you fit the right type of hearing aids to fit your needs. These devices amplify sound from the environment around you and deliver it directly into your ear to make it easier to hear and understand.
Hearing aids have experienced many technological advancements and as a result, there are more options than ever. We can help you choose the right type for your needs. Many include high-tech features to stream sound directly from TVs, radios, and telephones. During your appointment, we will discuss your choices with you and make a recommendation that is tailored to your lifestyle, degree/type of hearing loss, and personal preferences.
At Alltones Audiology, we take an integrated approach to treating your hearing loss. In addition to providing you with devices such as hearing aids, we will help you develop strategies that can improve your quality of life. We base our recommendations on your specific circumstances and work with you as an individual.
In many cases, our rehabilitation services involve meeting with your friends and family as well as talking with you. This allows the people who care about you to learn how to communicate in order to make it easier for you to stay engaged. We will address what strategies are suited for noisy environments as well as those that work in quieter areas.
Ear Wax Removal
Ear wax is important for the health of your ears. It protects your eardrum and helps keep your ear canal clean. In most cases, it should not be removed. It is especially important that you do not attempt to remove wax on your own as this can cause serious damage to your ears. However, there are some situations when ear wax removal is necessary. For example, a blockage can contribute to conductive hearing loss, ear infections, or earaches. We remove wax using safe and comfortable methods.
Ear wax build-up is more common for those who use hearing aids. This can damage the device, so it is important to have your ears checked regularly.
Tinnitus is a persistent ringing or buzzing noise in one or both ears. 15-20% of people experience this symptom. It can arise from age-related hearing loss, trauma to the ears, or a build-up of ear wax. Since this is not a condition itself and is instead related to other ear issues, we will first identify the cause, then find the best treatment option.
If your tinnitus is related to hearing loss, hearing aids can often improve your ability to hear as well as reducing the ringing in your ears. Ear wax removal is another method we may use to treat your tinnitus.
Hearing Health Care In Your Own Home
Don’t wait to get the help you need for your hearing loss. We come to you and deliver outstanding, individualized care.