WHEN YOU SHOULD CONSULT
You would seek the services of an audiologist if you or someone you know is having difficulty hearing. It may be difficult for you to determine if a child is having hearing problems.
You might consult an
audiologist for a child if:
- The child has difficulty understanding what people are saying.
- You think the child is speaking differently than other children of the same age.
- As an infant, the child does not respond to sounds or people’s voices.
WHAT THE AUDIOLOGIST WILL DO?
- Test how well you hear sounds of different pitches.
- Test how well you understand speech at different levels of loudness.
- Do special tests, if necessary, to further identify what type of hearing problem you have.
An audiologist can evaluate your hearing, determine whether you have a hearing loss, and make recommendations for hearing health care. This may include a referral to a physician or recommendations for hearing aids or other amplifying devices or methods to modify the listening environment.
- Hearing Evaluation
- Ear Wax Removal
- Newborn Hearing Assessment
- Hearing Aid dispensing
- Hearing Aid Repairs
- Aural Rehabilitation
- Custom Ear Molds and Plugs
The team includes certified and licensed audiologists, audiology aide and speech / language pathologists. This team assesses the patient’s impairments and determines their functional status to establish treatment goals.
WHY WOULD A PATIENT
BE REFERRED FOR THIS SERVICE?
- Enhance Communications
- Pediatric / Adult Evaluation of Hearing
- Physician Coordinated Hearing Aid
To make a referral, please call 419-468-0547. A referral can be made by an individual, discharge planner or physician’s office.