Frequently Asked Questions
What is an audiologist?
An audiologist is a professional who diagnoses, treats, and manages individuals with hearing loss or balance disorders. Our audiologist have earned a doctoral degree from an accredited university graduate program. They work closely with Ear Nose and Throat doctors (ENT) and are able to refer on if the hearing or balance issue requires medical or surgical intervention.
Audiologist use a variety of tests to help confirm specific hearing and balance disorders. Based upon the results and a comprehensive case history, an audiologist can determine the appropriate treatment method whether hearing or balance related. One main method of treatment that audiologist specialize in for hearing loss is amplification: cochlear implants, bone anchored hearing aids, or conventional hearing aids.
For more information on our audiologist, please see Meet Our Staff.
How do I know if I need a hearing test?
A hearing test may be needed if:
- I can hear, but cannot seem to understand what people are saying.
- I have a very difficult time understanding people in noisy situations.
- I don’t seem to follow conversation well anymore.
- I need the television much louder than other people.
- I often ask people to repeat themselves.
- I’m experiencing a ringing or buzzing sound.
- I’ve had a sudden hearing loss.
What's that ringing noise?
You may be experiencing tinnitus. Tinnitus is the perception of sounds in either of the ears or within the head. It can be described as a ringing, humming, buzzing, roaring, whooshing, or even cricket sounds on a summer evening. There are many causes: hearing loss, noise trauma, medications, stress/anxiety, ear pathologies, or something as simple as ear wax among others.
Our audiologist is here to better help you understand.
What happens during my initial visit to AOD Hearing Aid Center?
How do I know which hearing aids would be best for me?
How do I know hearing aids will work for me?
If I get hearing aids from AOD Hearing Aids, what’s included?
Hearing aids purchased at AOD Hearing Aid Center include a 1-3 year warranty depending upon technology level purchased. The warranty includes repair services and a loss or damage benefit (small deductible) from the company.