Hearing Health Care

 

Graphic of an ear with sound waves traveling into the ear canal.

 

According to the World Health Organization, one-third of individuals over the age of 65 are affected by hearing loss, and 1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk for permanent hearing loss as a result of noise exposure secondary to personal music/audio devices.

In the Hearing Health Care Clinic, graduate student clinicians provide high-standard, patient-centered care to children and adults who have hearing loss and communication difficulties. Patients receive multidisciplinary evaluations and treatment or management techniques.

 


Treatment Options

  • Complete hearing evaluations for children and adults
  • Speech-in-noise testing
  • Tympanometry and middle ear measurements
  • Otoacoustic emissions
  • Hearing screenings (both on and off campus)
  • Hearing aid evaluations, fittings, orientations, and programming appointments.
  • Bone-anchored hearing device evaluations, fittings, orientations and programming appointments
  • Cochlear implant evaluations
  • Cochlear implant mapping/programming
  • Assistive device consultations and orientations
  • Audiologic/aural rehabilitation therapy services
  • Auditory rehabilitation and speech therapy for children with hearing loss
  • Tinnitus management and counseling
  • Ear/hearing protection conservation, including fitting of custom swim plugs, noise protection and musician’s protection
  • Hearing aid troubleshooting clinics (hours change each semester; see schedule for details)

 


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