Adam Wentling giving patient a hearing test


We feel strongly about making the first step to better hearing health accessible to all. That’s why we offer a free hearing screening. This includes Air Pure Tones, Speech Reception Thresholds, Bone Conduction Pure Tones and Otoscopy. Think about it, does the contractor charge you to give you an estimate on your roof? I hope not, and that’s why we don’t believe in charging for this basic service.

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Hearing test on laptop


This is typically done as a continuation of the Hearing Screening described above. Here we perform additional tests focusing on speech recognition. We measure for UCL(sometimes called LDL or loudness discomfort level), MCL (Most Comfortable Level), and your SDS or Speech Discrimination Score. All of these measurements are crucial for determining whether or not you have a hearing loss that is treatable with an aid device, if there are any underlying medical conditions that should be addressed first, if hearing aids are appropriate, and to what extent can you expect them to help. We routinely offer this at no cost as well, however, there are certain insurance companies that we work with that require a co-pay, usually $40 or less.

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Patient receiving otoscopy


Otoscopy is simply a visual inspection of your outer ear, including the ear canal and tympanic membrane (eardrum). We perform this inspection as part of the screening and evaluation. Sometimes people just have ear wax issues which cause hearing loss. By inspecting the ear we can usually tell whether wax is a factor, for example, if I can see any part of the ear drum, then most likely the wax is not causing any measurable loss. In fact, if there is as much as a pin hole, it rarely affects the hearing test by more than 5dB or so. However, sometimes there is wax that completely obstructs our view of the eardrum. In this situation, we proceed with the Air and Bone testing to determine if the ear wax is causing any conductive hearing loss.

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Hearing aid in palm of hand


Cleaning and checking a device can mean different things for the various types of hearing aids. Many of the products we work with have some form of wax guard or filter. We replace all types of these as part of our routine service. Newer Behind-the-Ear hearing aids often have a rubber dome or tip on the end. They come in many different shapes and sizes and each manufacturer has their own type. The type of dome (open, closed, power, etc) is very important for the acoustics of the instrument itself. Replacing these domes and insuring proper fitment is also part of our standard service. Other types of hearing aids may have slim or standard tubing and ear molds may have vents that need cleaned or adjusted. We can service all major brands.

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Adam Wentling showing patient new set of hearing aids


It’s not uncommon to have your hearing device adjusted during the course of it’s useful life. We typically retest our patients every year and half or so in order to have the most recent information regarding their hearing. When we have the most current hearing test, we can feed that information to the hearing amplifier software, which in turn makes the appropriate adjustments. So the cats out of the bag! Yes the software does a lot of the work, however, everybody is different. For some, the applied settings are too loud, for some they are too soft. It might be too “tinny” or your own voice may echo.

Whatever the case may be, we pride ourselves on our ability to take what you're telling us, and translating that into the proper adjustment for optimal comfort and audibility. Again, we can program most major brands, however there are some national brands that have their hearing aid devices “locked”, which means they can only be programmed with their proprietary software. These include, but probably are not limited to: Miracle Ear, Beltone, NuEar, Costco Brand, Sams Club Brand, AGX. This is, in my opinion, an important consideration when buying listening aids.

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Side rear view of man with hat and hearing aid


We make ear mold impressions right on site. The process involves squeezing a two-part silicone mixture into the ear canal (picture a small caulk gun) After about 5 or 6 minutes the silicone firms up and we remove the impression, which is now an exact replica of your ear canal. These impressions are required for In-the-Ear style hearing mechanism as well as Behind-the-Ear hearing devices which use tubing to connect to an ear mold. They are also used in creating custom hearing protection, musician or newscaster monitors, swimming plugs and the like. If you just want impressions made, we can do so for $25 dollars per ear.

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Adam Wentling shaking hands with patient


At Precision Hearing Aid Center, it is our goal to provide better hearing to everyone who comes to see us – regardless of their financial situation.

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