Audiology and Hearing Aid Services
Cerumen, or ear wax, can be removed from the ear canal so that it does not interfere with listening or comfort, especially for individuals who wear hearing aids.
Earmolds and Earplugs
Some hearing losses require the use of a custom earpiece. If this is needed, there is an additional cost. These typically last for 2-4 years and require the taking of an impression of the ear.
Hearing Aid Fitting
At the hearing aid fitting, you will receive the hearing aids you selected. They are programmed based on a prescription that is specific to each person’s hearing loss. During this appointment you will be shown how to insert, control and maintain the hearing aids. Written information is given so that you can look up details that you may forget following the appointment.
Hearing Aid Repair
Some hearing aid repairs can be done in the office; others will need to be sent to the manufacturer for repair. Dr. Campbell will determine what kind of a repair is necessary if you feel your hearing aid is not working properly.
A battery of tests will be conducted to determine your hearing acuity, your ability to understand speech, your range of comfortable volumes, your ability to understand speech in the presence of background noise and the status of your middle ear system.
Speech Mapping is a fitting process that uses probe microphones and calibrated speech to measure the output of the hearing aids at the eardrum. The anatomy of your ears is taken into consideration when applying the fitting algorithm. Real Ear Measures are the only way to absolutely verify that the fitting is accurate.
Musicians' Earplugs and 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 ear plugs 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.