Audiology and Hearing Aid Services
Turn to The Hearing Clinic at Woodlake for all your hearing care needs. From diagnosing hearing loss to treating tinnitus, our staff is here to serve you with compassionate care. As a complete hearing care center, you’ll find all the services you need in one convenient location.
Cerumen (earwax) is created in the ears as a layer of protection. It naturally migrates from inside the ear to the outside. However, it can become hardened and impacted, making it difficult to remove. We can soften and remove earwax safely and painlessly. Don’t let excessive earwax dampen your hearing or cause hearing aid feedback. Schedule an appointment for cleaning today.
Diagnostic Audiologic Evaluations
Do you think you have hearing loss? Then you probably do. For most people, hearing loss occurs so gradually they don’t notice it. That’s why they live an average of 7 years before getting a hearing test. The audiologists at The Hearing Clinic at Woodlake will perform a complete diagnostic audiologic evaluation using pure tone audiometry, speech testing and speech recognition testing to determine if you have hearing loss.
Hearing Aid Evaluation and Selection
If you have been diagnosed with hearing loss, you may benefit from wearing hearing aids. It’s the most common hearing loss treatment. The Hearing Clinic at Woodlake audiologists will discuss your lifestyle, cosmetic concerns and budget and consider your hearing needs to recommend one or more of the many hearing aid styles available.
Hearing Aid Fitting and Programming
Hearing is a highly individualized experience. No two people experience sounds in the exact same way. That’s why we take our time with the hearing aid fitting process. When your new hearing aids arrive from the manufacturer, they will be expertly adjusted for your personal needs.
The Hearing Clinic at Woodlake utilizes live speech mapping as part of the hearing aid fitting process. We ask that you bring a friend or family member along to this appointment. The live speech mapping process uses sounds such as a familiar voice to ensure that the sounds your hearing aids deliver are perfectly customized to your ears and your hearing preferences. During this appointment, you’ll also learn how to perform regular maintenance as well as strategies for adjusting to life with hearing aids.
Hearing Aid Repairs
If you wear hearing aids, you will perform most maintenance at home. About every six months, you should bring your hearing aids in for a deep cleaning. This ensures you get the longest life and the best hearing experience from your devices. In addition, if you need warranty or other repairs, we can take care of that too. Many repairs can be made while you wait. However, if your devices must be returned to the factory, we will ship them off and let you know when they return. It’s just another way The Hearing Clinic at Woodlake makes wearing hearing aids easier.
Tinnitus Evaluation and Management
Tinnitus is often described as a ringing in the ear and can range in severity. A tinnitus evaluation by a hearing healthcare provider can help to identify the cause of your tinnitus, the impact on your life and discuss treatment options that can benefit you.