What We Do
Living with a hearing loss means going through life with a wall between you and your loved ones. Untreated hearing loss can be difficult for you and everyone around you. But getting the help you need doesn’t have to be difficult.
A hearing test provides an evaluation of the sensitivity of a person’s sense of hearing. An evaluation of your hearing may include a test of the middle ear, listening to pure tone beeping sounds and or a series of words.
Assistive listening devices (ALDs) refer to various types of amplification equipment designed to improve communication in listening situations where the listener may benefit from additional help.
Hearing Aid Repairs
When your hearing aid isn’t working we want it fixed with as little delay as possible. We can make simple repairs in the office or send more severely damaged hearings aids to the manufacturer for repair.
The shape of your outer ear and ear canal are unique to you. Earmolds are typically used for one of two reasons:
- To keep things out (noise and water are the two big issues).
- To keep things in (amplified sound from a hearing aid).
To obtain the maximum benefit from an earmold you need the best fit possible and that is exactly why we offer custom made earmolds.
- iPod earbuds
- Musician’s earplugs
- Swim Molds (for swimming or showering)
- Noise protection
- Hunter’s earplugs for shooting
Hearing Aid Cleanings
Periodically cleaning your hearing aids is vital to your continued satisfaction with your investment to better hearing.
Cochlear Implant Mapping
Programming of the speech processor of the cochlear implant is commonly called “Mapping”. The first mapping session is called “switch-on”.
Mapping involves programming of the device by an audiologist who has special expertise in the field of cochlear implants. This is done at regular intervals, so that the recipient can hear very soft sounds and also loud sounds at a comfortable level. The cochlear implant device can process only a limited range of sounds as compared to our normal range of hearing . Thus it needs to compress the natural range of sounds into a small band. During the mapping process, the stimulation levels of the cochlear implant’s internal electrode array are adjusted so that the user can hear the wide range of sounds that he / she may be exposed to.
Each “map” is individual to its user and changes over time. Maps may become weak, soft, or less clear as tissue grows around the electrode array, or if the user “adapts” to the map. This may result in sound becoming less clear or not being heard as a loud enough signal. Therefore regular visits to the audiologists for repeated mapping sessions are an integral part of the post implant habilitation.
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Our mission is to improve the health of those we serve with a commitment to excellence in all that we do. Our goal is to offer quality care and services that set community standards, exceed patients’ expectations and are provided in a caring, convenient, cost-effective and accessible manner.
2216 S. Kanawha Street
Beckley, WV 25801
206 Dawkins Drive
Lewisburg, WV 24901
9 Eleventh Street
Elkins, WV 26241