ABOUT HEARING LOSS

Audiologists evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss in adults and children. They also administer hearing evaluations and discuss treatment options. The majority of hearing loss types can be treated with hearing aids, assistive listening devices, and hearing rehabilitation.

Many people develop hearing loss as a result of getting older, but there are other factors that can contribute to hearing loss at any age. Loud noise exposure is the number one reason for hearing loss. Work settings and recreational activities can be noisy and damaging to the inner ear. Hearing loss can be more than a decrease in a person’s ability to detect sound. While the decrease in sensory input is a common problem for our patients, they may also experience:

  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Poor understanding of conversations
  • Single-sided hearing loss

Ask Yourself These Questions

  • Do you often ask others “What?” or to repeat themselves?
  • Do you turn up the TV or radio louder than is comfortable for others?
  • Do you have trouble understanding speech in restaurants?
  • Do you have difficulty understanding soft voices, especially those of women and children?

If you suspect you have some hearing loss, contact an audiologist for a professional hearing assessment. When hearing loss goes untreated, your overall quality of life could suffer. You may miss the sounds of songbirds, having everyday conversations, and watching TV. Your hearing loss also affects family, friends, and co-workers who may struggle to communicate with you.

LOCATIONS

Galion Hospital

269 Portland Way S.

419-468-0547

Ontario ENT Services

715 Richland Mall

419-775-1091

AUDIOLOGISTS

Ann Cola-Schuh, Au.D, FAAA, CCC-A
  • Doctor of Audiology
  • Licensed in the State of Ohio
  • Membership and Certification through American Speech-Language Hearing Association
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology
Emily Rospert, Au.D., CCC-A
  • Doctor of Audiology
  • Licensed in the State of Ohio
  • Membership and Certification through American Speech-Language Hearing Association

OUR SERVICES

Diagnostic evaluations include:

  • Otoacoustic Emission Detection (cochlear function)
  • Tympanometry (ear drum and middle ear function)
  • Speech discrimination, to determine the patient’s ability to meaningfully use speech information
  • Pure tone testing, to determine the softest sounds a patient can hear
  • Full service hearing aid maintenance and repair-all makes and models

We also provide:

  • Ear wax management and removal
  • Newborn hearing screenings and re-screenings
  • Aural rehabilitation counseling and strategies
  • Custom ear plugs for noise reduction, swimming, and hearing aids
  • Hearing aid evaluation, selection and service with competitive hearing aid pricing including a 30-day trial period
  • The latest in digital hearing aid technologies from a wide variety of manufacturers
  • Ear mold impressions for hearing aids, swim plugs, noise protection, and musician plugs
  • Hearing aid batteries and supplies
  • Bone anchored hearing aid consultation and servicing
  • Cochlear implant mapping (Cochlear)