Hearing Conservation & Treatment
Hearing Aids provide stimulation for the injured hearing nerves that we call hearing loss. They are a part of the treatment plan to rehabilitate your hearing—but work best when prescribed and fit with the rehabilitative services of an Audiologist. If you are considering treating your loss with Hearing Aids you should ask yourself these 3 questions:
- What 3 situations would I like to hear better in?
- What are my top 3 expectations of hearing aids?
- Am I going to receive the audiological services I need to adapt to hearing aid use by purchasing these hearing aids?
Our Hearing Aids, Products and Services
Evaluation and Treatment Plans
A comprehensive hearing evaluation by a qualified Audiologist is necessary to properly diagnose and treat you for your hearing concerns. You need more than a screening to ensure any medically treatable conditions are identified first. Both pure tone testing and word/speech understanding testing are necessary to understand your hearing ability and needs. Dr. Bringewatt will assess your individual concerns to ensure we properly care for your ears.
Musicians Hearing Protection Devices & In Ear Monitors
Musicians are almost 4 times more likely to have injury to their ears than non-musicians. Even regular concert goers can expose themselves to injuring levels of sound for hours at a time. Ears are critical to producing and hearing the music you enjoy-protect them! Dr. Bringewatt is a Gold Circle trained audiologist with Sensaphonics Hearing Conservation. Talk to her about what type of musician’s hearing protection is right for you. If you have tinnitus, distortion of sound, hyperacusis (extreme sensitivity to loud sound)or diplacusis (detuned pitch perception) these are signs of injury-schedule a hearing test today!
Tinnitus describes any sound you hear in the absence of external sound. It can be ringing, buzzing, roaring, humming or a variety of other sound perceptions. Tinnitus can be present in normal hearing individuals but is also a symptom of inner ear injury. Treatments are very individualized and require an examination and consultation to best customize to your needs. Call for an appointment today!
Hearing Protection for Shooting, Motorcycles & Race Cars
Hunting, shooting, riding motorcycles and ether racing or attending race car events are all extremely popular past times for many individuals. They are also all situations in which your ears are at risk of injury. Learn how to properly protect your ears while enjoying these activities. Specialized hearing protection designed for these activities can keep them fun and enjoyable while conserving your ability to hear!
Hearing Aids & Amplification Devices
There are many brands and types of hearing aids advertised to patients today. The hearing health care market is poorly regulated and can be very confusing for patients. There are 7 major manufacturers of hearing aid products, and we have accounts with all of them. Brands like Miracle Ear, Beltone and Kirkland signature are just re-branded off-shoots of one of the major 7, often with some of the features stripped out of them. Over the counter hearing aids are going to be FDA approved and available to the public soon. If you have questions and want professional, medical advice about the options available to you, contact Dr. Bringewatt for a hearing evaluation and consultation today. We offer in office technology demonstration, offer options to “test drive” hearing aids before purchase, and offer financing options as well.
Inner ear injury happens gradually over extended periods of time for most patients before they feel compelled to seek treatment. Hearing loss doesn’t usually happen over night. The process of adapting to amplification with hearing aids can be difficult and overwhelming for some patients. The brain has to properly adjust to receiving the proper stimulation from the ears once again. At times, the processing ability of the auditory pathways is injured as well. We focus not on simply selling you a device, but on addressing all of the complex issues that can compound the adaption process to obtaining the maximum benefit from amplification. Contact Dr. Bringewatt to learn more!
What You Need to Know About Hearing Aids
Hearing aids are available in many different sizes and styles thanks to the advancements in digital technology and miniturization of the internal components. Many of today’s hearing aids are considered sleek, compact and innovative-offering solutions to a wide range of hearing aid wearers.
When Selecting A Style The Following Criteria Is Considered:
The degree of the hearing loss (power requirements)
Manual dexterity and visual abilities
Anatomical & Medical Considerations
“I have been seeing Rachel Bringewatt for an audio-test and purchasing hearing aids. I just wanted to tell you how helpful she has been, She is always very pleasant when she meets with me, explains everything thoroughly, has patience when I had questions and gave me honest answers. She is very patient, kind, just a pleasure to have had her as my audiologist, and I will certainly recommend her to anyone I know who might need her services.”
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