Hearing Healthcare Services Offered

Click a service below for more information. Our hearing healthcare services include, but are not limited to:

Free Hearing Testing and Consultations

Want to learn more about your hearing health? An educational consultation can provide you more information on your hearing health.

Free Video Otoscopic Evaluations

Can I look inside my own ears? Yes! You can receive a free video otoscopic evaluation and see what’s inside your ears.

Free Speech Discrimination Testing

How much of a conversation do you think you understand? Find out your potential for interpreting words correctly.

Free Premium Product Demonstrations

Can hearing aids provide a meaningful benefit for me? Find out your true potential for better hearing with a premium hearing aid demonstration.

Battery Club Memberships

Need batteries? Stop into our office or apply here to become a member of our battery club.

Cerumen Management Consultations

Could it just be wax? Find out with a video otoscopic examination and learn the best way to manage wax issues.

Hearing Aid Dispensing and Fitting

Are hearing aids right for you? If you are a candidate for hearing aids, we recommend a solution that is personalized for your needs, lifestyle and budget.

Hearing Aid Repair

If there is a problem with your hearing aid(s) we can evaluate the instrument in our repair lab. Call for more details.

Tinnitus Evaluation and Management

Do you have ringing, buzzing, or humming in your ears? Find out if hearing aids are the proper solution for you.

Home Visit Consultations

Can't come to us? We will come to you! Call for more details.

Custom Earmolds and Earplugs

Earmolds for musicians, hunting, shooting, etc.

Regular hearing screenings at local Senior Centers

We conduct regular hearing screenings at local senior centers; contact your local senior center for more information.

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Oticon hearing aids

Repair and Maintenance

I think something is wrong with my hearing aids. What should I do?

First thing to do is give us a call. There may be an opportunity to walk you through this issue over the phone or at the very least, direct you to the help you need. If not, there is most likely the option to find an appointment time convenient for you in the event of an emergency.

General Maintenance Tips

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Your follow-up appointments are instrumental in maintaining your hearing health. This allows us to address any issues or concerns and make sure we are doing everything we can to help you hear at your full potential.

Keep your hearing aids away from water. Although many models are water resistant, certain components are still susceptible to moisture damage.

Hearing aid dryers are available for those who need them.

Do you have pets? Keep your hearing aids stored out of their reach. Dogs are attracted to the scent of the ear and if they have access, they can destroy the hearing aids even if they are not chewers! Cats can view them as a fun toy and can often hide them, causing you to misplace your hearing aids.

If ever you feel like you aren't hearing as good as you should be with your aids, the first things to check are the domes and/or filters. Replacing or cleaning them may provide a better listening experience.

Also ask us about the EarQ Secure 4-Year Warranty, available on all EarQ hearing devices.

EarQ Secure 4-Year Warranty

Tinnitus Management

What is Tinnitus?

  • Tinnitus (ringing/buzzing in ears) affects ~10% of Americans on a regular basis.
  • 25 million American adults have reported having had tinnitus for five or more continuous minutes in the past year.
  • Roughly 90% of tinnitus cases occur with an underlying hearing loss.
  • 16 million people seek medical attention for tinnitus.

What Causes It and What Cures It?

Tinnitus is the final frontier in hearing healthcare. So much about this mysterious ringing, buzzing, or humming sound is still unknown. Once we think research has made a breakthrough in the industry, we find that we are just scratching the surface. Research and practice tells us that there is no constant known cause, and no known cure for every case, simply commonalities. One thing that has been correlated with tinnitus is STRESS. The more stress that is present in someone’s life, the greater the potential to experience tinnitus. We also know from research and practice that the more severe someone's hearing loss is, the worse the tinnitus can be.

How Do I Manage It?

The best way to manage tinnitus is to manage the exposure to stress in your life. One way to reduce stress is by seeking help for the hearing loss that is correlated in about 90% of all tinnitus cases. Hearing aids can reduce stress by giving the brain the information it needs to make sense of sound and reduce the effort it takes to focus and interpret sound correctly. Hearing aids can potentially provide relief for tinnitus. In research and practice, statistics support that hearing aids have management technology and features to relieve tinnitus. By decreasing the cognitive load (effort) on the brain, this can potentially provide tinnitus relief. Furthermore, clinical evidence shows that the use of hearing aids in tinnitus patients provides two benefits: it makes the patient less aware of the tinnitus and it improves communication by reducing the annoying sensation when sounds and voices are masked by the tinnitus.

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Ear conditions

Other Ear Conditions

Abnormal conditions of the ear can consist of:

  • Infection
  • Inflammation
  • Perforation of Tympanic Membrane (Eardrum)
  • Cholesteatoma (cyst)
  • Drainage or bleeding
  • Dark, impacted wax
  • Cloudy or yellow colored Tympanic Membrane (Eardrum)
  • Prolapsed (closed) ear canal

If you suspect or experience any of these conditions, consult your family physician or an Ear Nose and Throat Specialist.

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