Our Audiology Services
- Comprehensive hearing tests / evaluations and screenings for children and adults
- Friends and Family Referral Program
- Evaluation and selection of hearing aids to meet your needs
- Custom hearing aid fittings, including conventional and advanced digital hearing aids
- Advice and counseling on the use and care of hearing aids
- Minor hearing aid repairs on-site, usually within 48 hours
- Custom hearing products, including musicians’ earplugs, swim molds, and hearing protection
- Assistive Listening Devices, including Bluetooth/Wireless technology and FM technology, alarm clocks, doorbells, television, and phone amplifiers
Diagnostic Audiological Evaluations
Performed in a sound booth by our Doctor of Audiology, these tests are subject to diagnostic fees. Insurance often covers these services. During your examination, you will be tested using a series of tones. You will respond every time you hear these tones, no matter how soft they are. You will also be asked to repeat a series of words to determine your understanding ability. These tests combined help us determine your degree of hearing loss, your ability to understand speech, and if recommended, how hearing aids will improve your ability to hear.
Tympanometry is an examination used to test the condition of the middle ear and how well the eardrum moves. This test helps us determine the location of your hearing loss and whether a referral to an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) physician will be recommended.
Hearing Aid Evaluation and Selection
If your diagnostic audiological evaluation reveals a hearing loss, a hearing aid evaluation will be performed to discuss with you the different styles, colors, technologies, and benefits to wearing hearing aids. Custom impressions may be taken of your ears, depending on the style of hearing aids chosen. We offer a wide variety of manufacturers and levels of technology to fit your lifestyle needs. Payment plan options are available to help meet your financial needs. Many of our hearing aids come with a 3 year warranty for repairs and a 3 year warranty for loss & damage. Read More
Hearing Aid Dispensing and Fitting
Your hearing aids are programmed based on a prescription that is specific to your hearing loss. You will be retested in the soundbooth after programming has been completed. You will be given instructions on how to care for your hearing aids, as well as making sure you are able to insert and remove them by yourself. Your first follow-up appointment will be scheduled before you leave and Dr. Richman will call you in a day or two to see how you’re doing. Read More
Hearing Aid Repairs
Some minor hearing aid repairs can be done in the office setting in a short period of time; others will need to be sent to the manufacturer for repair. Call our office to set up an appointment if you feel your hearing aids are not functioning properly so we can determine what kind of repair is necessary. Read More
We recommend ongoing cleaning and maintenance after your hearing aid purchase to ensure you receive optimum performance and benefit from your hearing aids. We encourage all our patients to come in for regular hearing aid check-ups and cleanings at no charge to you.
We keep a supply of batteries in all sizes for your needs. Make sure to check the batteries in your hearing devices often and make sure there is no dirt, wax, or debris interfering with the battery’s performance.
- Size 10 (yellow)
- Size 312 (brown)
- Size 13 (orange)
- Size 675 (blue)
- Rechargeable batteries ordered as needed
Musicians Ear Plugs/Hearing Protection
Musicians practice and perform in a variety of different settings. They are exposed to high levels of sound which may put them at risk for permanent hearing loss. Musician’s ear plugs are custom-made devices that help limit the sound exposure from instruments, while providing a rich musical experience for the performer. Noise plugs are custom-made devices that reduce sound exposure from other loud sounds such as lawn mowers, chainsaws, power tools, etc. Read More