What is Audiology?
Audiology is the prevention, identification, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of a variety of hearing impairments and auditory processing disorders.
What are Hearing Impairments & Processing Disorders?
Hearing Impairments are difficulties hearing sounds and/or understanding speech. There are different types of hearing disorders, depending on where along the auditory track the disruption occurs. Hearing impairments may be caused by chronic ear infections, heredity, birth trauma, ototoxic drugs, head injury, viral or bacterial infection, noise exposure, aging, neurological impairment, and tumors. Intervention for hearing disorders is dependent upon thorough audiological assessment and patient counseling and education.
What Audiological Services are Available?
Some of our audiological services include hearing aid evaluations and dispensing, including a variety of hearing aid options and manufacturers, state-of-the-art hearing aids and free hearing aid consultations. We offer many affordable options as well as hearing aid service and repair. Additionally, we offer earmold and swim mold fabrication, hearing aid orientation and a 30 day trial period on all hearing aid devices.
Patients also have access to screening and diagnostic audiological (hearing) evaluations (newborn to adult), including speech and pure tone testing, otoacoustic emissions testing, tympanometry, pediatric assessment including visual reinforcement and conditioned play audiometry and patient counseling and education relative to amplification and hearing conservation.
Who Provides These Services?
Our staff consists entirely of experienced Audiologists who are certified by the American Speech & Hearing Association, and licensed to practice in the state of Massachusetts.