Hearing Care Services
One of the most common medical conditions in the general population is hearing loss. A loss of hearing can occur for many reasons, and the causes vary widely. A large percentage of older people experience some form of hearing loss due to the breakdown of ear structures and functions, but younger people can lose their hearing ability for different reasons. All populations and age groups are susceptible to a degree of hearing loss.
At Nu-Life Hearing Centre, the staff is ready to diagnose and treat your specific hearing problems. As with every medical condition, treatments are designed for the individual and tailored to your unique needs. Here are some services we provide:
Cerumen, or earwax, is a substance made by the body to protect ears. It attracts and traps dirt and microbes, and acts as a lubricant. Earwax buildup is a common problem and usually clears itself, but there are times you might need help. We can quickly remove earwax in our office.
Hearing Tests and Evaluations
Many people who begin to lose their hearing are concerned about understanding speech, particularly in loud environments like crowds. Hearing tests quickly and painlessly determine your ability to hear specific sounds. The test uses earphones and a computer to pinpoint hearing ability. A technician sends tones or words through the earphones at specific volume levels. The results are shown graphically on the computer. The technician will look in your ears for any apparent problems like earwax buildup or a damaged eardrum.
Hearing Aid Evaluation and Selection
Every person with hearing loss wants to know if they will need a hearing aid and if so, how effective it will be. The process that began with a hearing test moves on to an audiologist who can explain how hearing aids work and what products will be right for you. Just as there are several types of hearing loss, there are several types of hearing aids and many choices within those types. This choice is made for your specific needs, although there could be several types that will work for you.
Hearing Aid Dispensing and Fitting
Hearing aids are tiny marvels of technology. They are miniature computers capable of enhancing the sound of speech, changing with the hearing environment and adjusting automatically. The choices available to each person depends on the type and severity of hearing loss and other factors.
Nu-Life Hearing Centre offers many styles and brands of hearing aids, all designed to change your life for the better. Each hearing device is custom made for your ear. They are fitted by our experts and tested. We then adjust each hearing aid until it is just right for your needs. After wearing the device for a while, you might need adjustments. We take care of this quickly.
Hearing Aid Repairs
Hearing instruments are delicate and include small wires. Sometimes, they need repairs. We clean, service and repair all types of hearing aids. Occasionally we will need to send a device to an authorized repair center. Either way, you can be sure that repairs are done correctly and efficiently.
When you receive your new hearing aid, our staff will show you how to clean and maintain the device. If you need further help, we will be glad to clean it and show you the methods. Call today with any hearing aid questions.
Tinnitus is commonly described as a ringing-in-the-ears sensation. This buzzing, whooshing or hissing is generally not caused by an external source and is often caused by hearing loss or other health issues. Seeking treatment from our hearing professionals is essential in diagnosing and treating tinnitus.