Audiology Services in Toledo, OH
At Audiology Associates, we offer high-quality hearing services of all kinds. We know that prevention is just as important as hearing loss treatment. Our services focus on ensuring that your hearing needs are met, whatever the state of your hearing health. Whether you need a routine hearing test, custom hearing protection, hearing aids, tinnitus treatment, or hearing aid maintenance services, Audiology Associates will fulfill your needs with care and professionalism.
The Better Hearing Institute and The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)—both non-profit organizations—recommend getting a hearing test once every decade until age 50, and once every three years thereafter. Those in higher-risk professions or with a medical history indicating a higher risk of hearing loss should be tested even more frequently.
Regular hearing tests allow you to discover any hearing loss long before it reaches the “mild” phase, at which hearing aids should be worn. Hearing tests can usually reveal the likely cause of hearing loss, which can help you take steps to ensure you don’t lose more hearing going forward.
Whether you think you might have hearing loss, or you’re just due for a hearing test, schedule an appointment with us today and take charge of your hearing health!
Tinnitus most often appears as a “ringing in the ears,” but can also sound like buzzing, clicking, hissing, or roaring. The defining feature of tinnitus is that it is a phantom sound—no one else can hear it besides the person who has it. While some people are not bothered by tinnitus, others may experience sleep disturbances, distraction, depression, and an overall decreased quality of life.
If you are bothered by tinnitus, we can help. While tinnitus cannot be “cured,” there are treatments available that make it much easier to live with tinnitus. Make an appointment with us today to find out how we can help you manage your tinnitus!
Hearing Aid Repair
While most hearing aids are robust instruments, they still spend most of their time in and around the relatively inhospitable environment of our ears. Most hearing aids will require a repair or two over the course of their life.
Audiology Associates performs most repairs in house, usually on the same day you bring your hearing aids in. For some repairs, we may need to return your hearing aids to the manufacturer. This adds shipping time and might mean that you’ll be without your hearing aids for up to 10 days.
Whether you bought your hearing aids with us or not, we are happy to make repairs. We will honor all manufacturers’ warranties. For out-of-warranty repairs, we offer reasonable rates.
Custom Hearing Protection
Custom hearing protection is the most comfortable, most effective, and best-sounding solution for those who need hearing protection on a regular basis. We take an impression of your ear canal, and make a set of earplugs designed to fit your ears perfectly. We have custom hearing protection for those who need earplugs on the job, hunters, musicians, swimmers, and more.
If you are interested in custom hearing protection, make an appointment for a hearing test today and we will help you find the right protection solution for your needs.
Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening devices (ALDs) make up a broad category of devices that work with hearing aids or as standalone equipment to improve hearing in a variety of circumstances. While hearing aids are powerful instruments on their own, sometimes they can use a little help when the sounds you want to hear are at some remove. Likewise, there are times when you aren’t wearing your hearing aids—at bedtime and first-thing in the morning—when someone may need to reach you by phone, or an alarm may sound. ALDs help in all these situations and more.
Examples of ALDs that work with hearing aids include loop systems, FM systems and infrared systems. These transmit a signal to the telecoils (or “T-coils”) inside your hearing aids. While these systems are common in public spaces, you can also install them in your home.
Some ALDs are provided by a hearing aid manufacturer, to work specifically with their hearing aids. Examples of these include wireless microphones and TV adapters, both of which are popular and helpful add-ons.
Other ALDs work by themselves, like amplified telephones, CART systems, amplified alarms or strobe alarms, vibrating alarm clocks, and more.