Audiology and Hearing Services
Scheduled and performed by our licensed and nationally certified Hearing Healthcare Professional are subject to professional fees. Insurance often covers these services.
Auditory Rehabilitation involves adjusting to your hearing loss, maximizing your benefit from hearing aids, taking advantage of assistive listening devices, and retraining your auditory system. At Elite Audiology Group we offer a more holistic approach to hearing healthcare.
Digital Hearing Aids
We offer hearing aids from the following manufacturers (list in alphabetic order) Oticon, Phonak, Sebotek, Starkey, and Widex. Advances in digital technology have made hearing aids more effective, comfortable to wear, and discrete.
In general, a hearing evaluation or hearing test involves listening to some tones of different pitches and responding every time you hear the tone. This results in a graph of your hearing called an audiogram. A hearing evaluation also involves repeating words, some presented at soft levels and some presented at comfortable or average levels.
Hearing Aid Dispensing and Follow-up Services
Hearing Aid Dispensing involves programming your hearing aids appropriately and instructing you in the proper usage and care of your devices. Proper programming involves verifying the hearing aid amplification properties in your own ear canals.
Hearing aid Repairs
We offer on site cleaning and repairs of hearing aids. Onsite cleaning and repairs are covered for the life of the device, if you purchase your hearing aid through Elite Audiology Group. For those that purchased hearing aids at another facility charges may apply to hearing aid cleaning and repairs
In Office Services
We encourage ongoing cleaning and maintenance after your hearing aid purchase to ensure you receive optimum performance and benefit from your hearing aid(s). We encourage all our patients to come in for regular hearing aid check-ups and cleaning.
Repairs, Maintenance, Cleanings, and Warranties come with all brands of hearing aids. We offer in-office repairs when possible on most makes/models.
Live Speech Mapping
Live Speech Mapping is a fitting process that uses probe microphones and live real-time speech to allow the patient and their family members to immediately see and understand the benefits of hearing aids and fitting adjustments.
Musician's Ear Plugs
Musicians practice and perform in a variety of different settings. They are exposed to high levels of sound, sometimes for long periods, which may put them at risk for permanent hearing damage. Musician’s ear plugs are custom-made devices that help to limit the sound exposure from instruments, while still providing a rich musical experience for the performer or audience.
Otoacoustic emission testing allows the audiologist to understand how the outer hair cells of your inner ear are working.
In general, hearing aids range in price from $1200 to $3200 per instrument ($2400 to $6400 pair). Current hearing aids incorporate sophisticated digital technology, similar or even more complex than what you find in a desktop computer. This sophisticated technology along with the research and development that goes into making the devices are part of what drives the price of hearing aids.
Tinnitus is a perception of sound in the ears or head when no external sound is present. Tinnitus is commonly referred to as ringing in the ears, but is also be described as buzzing, hissing, clicking, or many other descriptions.
Tinnitus Treatment and Evaluations
Tinnitus Evaluation- The tinnitus evaluation is in addition to the basic hearing evaluation. It consists of several tests
Tinnitus Treatment-Since there is no FDA approved drug to treat tinnitus, several non-pharmalogical therapies have been developed which have been successful in treating tinnitus.
Tympanometry is an examination used to test the condition of the middle ear and mobility of the eardrum (tympanic membrane) and the conduction bones, by creating variations of air pressure in the ear canal.