Our Hearing Services
- Assistive Listening Devices
- Bluetooth Hearing Aids
- Custom Earmolds and Earplugs
- Diagnostic Audiologic Evaluations
- Ear Impressions
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)
In some cases a hearing aid is not needed and in other cases a hearing aid is not enough. ALDs can be used to make hearing easier, which can reduce the overall stress and fatigue of listening. Our audiologists can help determine which ALDs would benefit you.
Easterseals Center for Better Hearing stocks Rayovac Proline Hearing Aid Batteries, a high quality battery made in the USA. We regularly order smaller quantities directly from the manufacturer. Unlike larger retailers and warehouse stores, our high quality batteries are VERY fresh. We carry 8 packs in all sizes and 48 value packs in most sizes.
- Size 10 (yellow)
- Size 312 (brown)
- Size 13 (orange)
- Size 675 (blue)
Bluetooth Hearing Aids
Many of today’s hearing aids have the ability to connect to various devices such as cellphones, computers, television, tablets and music players via Bluetooth technology. This connectivity allows the hearing impaired listener to use their Bluetooth devices without difficulty. Some manufacturers have created Apps for the Apple and Android platforms that allow patients to control their hearing aids with their phone.
Custom Earmolds and Earplugs
Not all custom earplugs are hearing protection. Custom earplugs can be used for a number of applications including earplugs for swimmers, earmolds for communication headsets, and custom silicone couplings for personal headphones used for phones and music players. Custom earmolds and earplugs come in a variety of styles, colors, and materials. By providing a custom fit, maximum, long-wear comfort can be achieved for every application. Depending on the application, the custom fit earmold also has the added benefit of sound isolation. Talk to your audiologist about ear impressions and which custom earmold is the right fit for you!
Diagnostic Audiologic Evaluations
During a hearing evaluation, a licensed audiologist will review your medical history and examine your ears for abnormalities such as a large accumulation of wax. Various tests will be conducted to determine the nature and degree of the hearing loss. Our audiologist will carefully explain the test results and provide you with recommendations for a plan of action. We can provide you with an easy to understand chart of your test results to take home so that you can discuss it with your family and loved ones. If a physician has referred you, we will send them a report of your test results and our recommendations.
Using specialized silicone materials, our audiologists can make the cast of your ear that is necessary for fabricating custom hearing devices, custom hearing protection, custom swimming earmolds, custom musician’s earmolds and monitor earphones, as well as, custom earphones for a cellphone, tablet or music player.
Hearing Aid Evaluation and Selection
During a hearing aid evaluation, you will meet with a licensed audiologist who will review your hearing test results, carefully listen to the hearing challenges that you face. Based on your lifestyle, budget and hearing loss, they will present options that will best help with your hearing needs.
Hearing Evaluations for Children
Our licensed audiologists have expertise in the pediatric and the difficult to test population. Using a variety of special techniques and tests our audiologists can determine the nature and degree of the hearing problem and make recommendations and a plan of action.
Do you enjoy activities that are loud such as hunting or motorsports? Do your hobbies or chores include loud power equipment? Help to protect your hearing with style and comfort with a custom molded hearing protection device. We also offer non-custom / universal hearing protection options to fit a variety of applications.
Hearing Aid Repairs
Some minor hearing aid repairs can be done in the office setting in a short period of time; others will need to be sent to the manufacturer for repair. Your audiologist can help determine what kind of a repair is necessary if you feel your hearing aid is not working properly.
Live Speech Mapping (Real Ear Probe Mic Measures)
Live Speech Mapping is a fitting process that uses probe microphones and live real-time speech to allow the audiologist to adjust the hearing aids specifically for the patient. The patient and their family members will immediately see and understand in real time, the benefits of hearing aids.
Musician's Ear Plugs and In-ear Monitors
Musicians practice and perform in a variety of different settings. They are exposed to high levels of sound, sometimes for long periods, which may put them at risk for permanent hearing damage. Musician’s earplugs and in-ear monitors are custom-made devices that help to limit the sound exposure from instruments, while still providing a rich musical experience for the performer or audience.