Audiology Evaluation and Hearing Instruments

Audiology is an often overlooked but vital service, providing comprehensive hearing care. In Dr. Yanta’s practice, patients who are at risk of, or who have, hearing problems will not only receive comprehensive diagnosis and treatment from our highly experienced audiologists but also valuable education about how to prevent future hearing loss.

Services Offered:

  • Specialized Pediatric Hearing Testing including Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE), Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA), Play Audiometry, Standard Audiometry and Tympanometry.
  • Comprehensive Adult Hearing Testing including Pure Tone Air and Bone Conduction Testing, Speech Recognition Testing, Immittance Testing including Tympanometry, Acoustic Reflex Testing and Eustachian Tube Function Evaluations.
  • Otoacoustic Emission (OAE) Testing for adults in order to monitor ototoxicity and noise exposure.
  • Hearing Aid Evaluation, Counseling and Fitting including Real Ear/Speech Mapping Verification.
  • Tinnitus Counseling and Treatment options: In this one hour session the Audiologist will explain the neurophysiological model of tinnitus. The Audiologist and patient will develop a plan to facilitate habituation of tinnitus using relaxation techniques and sound enrichment, delivered through hearing instruments or handheld devices.
  • Tinnitus patient Information sheet
  • Tinnitus introductory letter for tinnitus patients
  • Tinnitus patient questionnaires:
  • Custom ear products including swim plugs, musician earplugs with acoustic filters, musician in ear monitors and hunting/shooting ear protection.

Hearing Instruments

The hearing Instrument industry has made significant advancements in correcting hearing loss, including the cosmetic impact of hearing aids and technology. Many people feel apprehensive when they recognize they have hearing loss. They don’t want to wear a hearing instrument. They feel uncomfortable with the knowledge that others will know they have trouble hearing.

However, hearing instruments have changed considerably in the last few years due to consumer demands and technological advances. Many people are walking around with wireless earpieces for their cell phones and ear buds for MP3 players. The hearing aid industry recognized this change, and responded with hearing instruments that do not look like traditional hearing instruments. In fact, many are so tiny; others will never recognize you are wearing one. Further, the experience of wearing hearing instruments has improved greatly through better technology and research. This new generation of hearing instruments can stream music, television and phone conversion seamlessly using Bluetooth technology.

Many hearing instruments are made for iPhone (MFI) which means that phone calls are directly transmitted to your hearing instruments without an interface. Hands-free phone calls can be made with iPhone, Android and even your older model cell phone using a blue tooth connector provided by the hearing instrument manufacturer.

Many manufacturers have rechargeable hearing instruments that do not require the purchase of batteries. You simply plug the hearing instrument into the charging case at night and the internal battery is charged for up to 24 hours of wear time.

What kind of hearing Instrument is right for you?

There are many kinds of hearing instruments on the market and we have the expertise and experience to find the right one for your hearing needs. Our audiologists will work with you closely to determine the size, style and technology that is right for you. Listed below are the six leading hearing instrument manufacturers in the world. We only dispense these “Big 6” products as they are the leaders of technology in the hearing industry and we want only the best for our patients.

Please visit these manufacturer websites to see the most current information in hearing instrument technology today.

Phonak

Click here to visit Phonak.com

phonak hearing aid Phonak ambra Phonak Nano

With Phonak wireless accessories, multimedia entertainment, communication and work is much more fun. TV, telephone, MP3 player, GPS and computers can be enjoyed. Some available accessories include:

Phonak ComPilot - the all-in-one accessory Phonak ComPilot - the all-in-one accessory
Phonak ComPilot is your perfect companion, offering true convenience, wireless freedom and the reassurance of VoiceAlerts. ComPilot provides easy wireless access to TVs, MP3 players and phones to name but a few. The built-in remote control is designed for ease of use with convenient program and volume changes.
Phonak TVLink S - the ideal TV experience Phonak TVLink S - the ideal TV experience
Phonak TVLink S is a dedicated TV solution. Combined with the ComPilot it offers a terrific listening experience. The extremely fast transmission from your TV to your hearing aids in stereo provides excellent sound quality. Plus, its easy one-step set-up means that the TVLink S and ComPilot are ready to go in less than 60 seconds!
PilotOne PilotOne
PilotOne focuses on the essentials when it comes to discreet control, simplicity and user-friendly ergonomic design.

Widex

Widex (Clear with Zen Tinnitus Program)

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Signia (formerly Siemens)

Click here to visit Signiausa.com

Oticon

Click here to visit Oticonusa.com

Starkey

Click here to visit Starkey.com

Starkey Hearing Aids 3 Series™ hearing aids feature our most advanced line of wireless hearing aids, in a redesigned and easy-to-use style. These reliable, high-performance hearing aids are designed to make people come in clearer and every environment sound better.
Starkey

Wi Series™ are Starkey’s advanced wireless hearing aids that sound like nothing you’ve ever heard. Featuring our latest noise reduction and speech preservation system, they are designed to deliver improved sound clarity even in the noisiest situations. Wi Series can also stream stereo sound from your TV, radio, computer and even your cell phone directly to your hearing aids.

GN ReSound

Click here to visit Resound.com

 

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