What is Audiology?
Audiology is the study of hearing disorders, including prevention, identification, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of a variety of hearing impairments.
Who Provides These Services?
Our staff consists of knowledgeable, skilled audiologists who are certified by the American Speech & Hearing Association, and licensed to practice in the state of Massachusetts and an experienced, licensed audiology assistant.
Audiologists are healthcare professionals who provide patient-centered care in the prevention, identification, diagnosis, and evidence-based treatment of hearing, balance, and other auditory disorders for people of all ages. They provide professional and personalized services to minimize the negative impact of these disorders, leading to improved outcomes and quality of life.
An audiology assistant is a person who, after appropriate training and demonstration of competency, performs delegated tasks that are prescribed, directed, and supervised by a certified and/or licensed audiologist.
What are Hearing Impairments?
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 aging, chronic ear infections, heredity, birth trauma, ototoxic drugs, head injury, viral or bacterial infection, noise exposure, neurological impairment, and tumors. Intervention for hearing disorders is dependent upon thorough audiological assessment and patient education and counseling.
What Audiological Services are Available?
Screening and diagnostic audiological (hearing) evaluations, including speech and pure tone testing, otoacoustic emissions testing, tympanometry, pediatric assessment including visual reinforcement and conditioned play audiometry.
Counseling and education relative to amplification and hearing conservation is personalized to the patient’s individual and unique needs and preferences. Hearing aid services include the following:
Earmold and swimmold fabrication
Free hearing aid consultations
Hearing aid orientation
Hearing aid service and repair
State-of-the-art hearing aids
Variety of hearing aid options and manufacturers
30 day trial period