Tinnitus Treatment

Screen Shot 2016-06-02 at 1.52.44 PMTinnitus or “ringing in the ears’ can be an occasional annoyance for some or a constant frustration for others. It is a medical condition that causes someone to “hear” a sound that is not present in the environment around them. The sound may be described as a ringing, whooshing, hissing, chirping or whistling sound. Tinnitus is experienced by 10-15% of the population.

Together with your audiologist you will develop a personal tinnitus management plan tailored to your hearing, tinnitus and lifestyle needs. There are several divices that will provide tinnitus relief…Hearing aids, Tinnitus Maskers, Combination devices (hearing aids that also include a noise generator or masking function), Tinnitus Apps: smartphone apps that provide other sound options and can customize your own library of sounds and music. The goal is that you will be able to enjoy life again without the annoyance of tinnitus.

Damage to the auditory (hearing) system, Stress and depression, Hearing loss, Diet such as alcohol nicotine salt and caffeine, Also certain medications can either cause of influence tinnitus.

Musician’s Earplugs and Monitors

Musician’s Earplugs are custom molded devices for your ears that reduce loudness equally or flatly across the audible frequency range. Thus harmful loudness is reduced but sound quality remains unchanged. Filters are available for a variety of music and environments or sources.

We offer personal, custom in the ear earphones with one, two or up to three drivers for music listening or any purpose where earphones are needed. These produce the highest fidelity sound quality available. There are even wireless versions. These may be made in a variety of colors and styles.

Swim Plugs

Custom-made “swim plugs” for a waterproof seal and perfect fit to your ears. Of course earmold impressions of your ears are made in our office. These are the perfect protection for anyone prone to ear infections and other ear sensitivity problems. Swim plugs work great for swimming or bath time.

They float and come in a large selection of splashy colors to match every taste or swimsuit. Also available in multicolor.

Industrial Hearing Testing

We are happy to provide in office Industrial Hearing Testing to Industrial Clients. Please call our office for complete details.

Hearing Evaluations ages children to adult

Appalachian Hearing provides complete diagnostic testing for ages infant to adult.  Our in-depth hearing evaluations include proven clinical procedures with annually calibrated equipment. Our audiologist uses testing to assess hearing for impairments, their nature and extent: and whether a hearing aid might be beneficial. Routine follow-up visits are encouraged.

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Hearing Aid Evaluations and Fitting

After your audiological evaluation, our audiologists will provide a counseling session to obtain your lifestyle information and hearing aid expectations to guide them and you in making an appropriate decision for selecting hearing aid amplification style, size and features. Our audiologists have knowledge of a wide variety of the latest hearing aid technologies and styles to assist you with your decision.  Speech Mapping or other Real Ear Verification for the hearing aids is performed to provide optimum sound quality.  All hearing aid fittings are provided with a 30 day return privilege.

Speech Testing and Therapy

We offer Speech Testing and Speech Therapy in our office through our affiliation with TalkBack, Inc.

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We also offer off-the-shelf devices in a variety of sizes that are less costly but still get the job done. So come by or schedule a time to talk to our experts to discuss your needs and we will find the right solution for you.

Hearing Aid Repairs

We offer in office hearing aid repairs and we also send hearing aids to the manufacturer for repair. If possible we will try to repair your hearing aid in our office to reduce time without your aid and cost of repairs. If we cannot repair your hearing aid in our lab, we will send it to the manufacturer for repair. We work with many manufactures and are able to send older hearing aids for all-make repair also.

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Hearing Aid Accessories and Assistive Devices

Our office offers a wide variety of hearing aid accessories and hearing devices. Some examples of the things we offer are Remote Controls, microphones, TV links and FM systems that work with your hearing aids to provide you with the best hearing capabilities possible. Also we carry many products that can help you care for your devices and maximize the life of your hearing aids, such as dri-aid jars, ear gear hearing aid covers, and hearing aid sanitize spray cleaner.

Hearing Aid Repairs

We offer in office hearing aid repairs and we also send hearing aids to the manufacturer for repair. If possible we will try to repair your hearing aid in our office to reduce time without your aid and cost of repairs. If we cannot repair your hearing aid in our lab, we will send it to the manufacturer for repair. We work with many manufactures and are able to send older hearing aids for all-make repair also.

Hearing Protection Devices- Custom

We live in a noisy world. Noise exposure can and does permanently damage hearing.  Of all the causes of hearing loss, noise induced hearing loss is preventable. That is why we offer a variety of products to protect and conserve your hearing. Whether your noise experience results from occupational or recreational sources we have the type of personal protection that is right for your needs. Custom molded in the ear products are built for you based on impressions made of your ears in our office. These offer the custom fit that means the best in consistent protection. We can provide devices that simply give maximum full time protection or filtered, chambered or electronic devices that allow little attenuation for normal conditions and conversations but provide the level of protection you need when you pull the trigger.