Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations
An Audiological evaluation is a series of diagnostic procedures used to determine the type, degree, and configuration of hearing loss. The goal of this evaluation is to develop a treatment plan that is unique to the patient’s needs in order to improve their communication skills.
Hearing Aid Evaluations
A hearing aid evaluation will help determine if you are a hearing aid candidate, and if so, which styles and technology may be best for you.
Diagnosing Tinnitus. A hearing test should be the first step in an audiological evaluation of tinnitus, since about 90 percent of tinnitus cases occur with hearing loss. Remember that tinnitus is a symptom, not a condition itself.
A hearing aid is an instrument designed to amplify sound through a microphone, amplifier, and receiver. Sound is picked up and is transformed into electrical impulses through the microphone. These electrical impulses are carried to the amplifier where, using power from the battery, it builds up (increases) the electrical signal produced by the microphone. The receiver changes the electrical signal back into sound waves once again and directs this sound into the ear.
A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted electrode with a small complex behind the ear called a speech processor. It is designed to help patients with severe to profound hearing loss who no longer benefit from conventional hearing aids.
The Baha Auditory Osseointegrated Implant System is an alternative hearing instrument for those who can benefit and when there is no other suitable aid. The device, originally called the Bone Anchored Hearing Aid, is implanted in the temporal bone behind the ear and actually fuses (osseointegrates) with human bone behind the ear to provide transmission of sound via direct bone conduction. The Baha implant has been used successfully for more than 30 years and has become a treatment of choice for tens of thousands of hearing impaired people worldwide, and the numbers of Baha users are increasing rapidly.
Lyric Invisible Hearing Aid and EarLens
While traditional hearing aids capture and process sound outside of the ear, Lyric uses the natural anatomy of the ear to amplify and give you a full, natural listening experience. Because Lyric is placed in the ear canal near the eardrum by a trained professional, it is the world’s only 100% invisible hearing aid. Learn More invisible hearing aids
The Earlens Hearing Aid uses light and a small lens placed on your eardrum to directly activate your natural hearing system. The result is rich, complete sound that the vast majority of people find makes it easier to understand people in noisy environments and participate in group situations. Learn More About EarLens
Hearing Aid Repairs
If you should experience an issue that needs repair, take the hearing aid(s) to your hearing care professional at Michigan Hearing Aid Center. We are equipped to diagnose broken hearing aids. Some minor hearing aid repairs can be done in the office setting in a short period of time; others will need to be sent to the manufacturer for repair.
Custom Swim Plugs
At Michigan Hearing Aid Center one of our professionals can create floatable custom molded swim plugs in our office. Swim plugs can be made in your office in minutes and for a fraction of the cost of lab produced swim plugs.
Custom Hearing Protection
Hearing protection is extremely important for anyone who is regularly in a high-noise environment, including target shooters, motorcyclists, airline pilots, musicians, construction workers and factory workers. The truth is that anyone subject to noise exposure may need to wear hearing protection to protect their long-term hearing.
Custom Musician Monitors
In-ear musicians’ monitors are designed with one goal in mind; to help you hear accurately so you can perform at your peak – night after night, show after show. Our Audiologists can help with custom in-ear musician monitors.