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Audiology

Audiology

Audiology services in the Speech and Audiology Department include hearing testing, evaluation and therapy programs designed to improve the hearing abilities of patients of all ages. The highly-experienced audiologists of Lima Memorial Rehabilitation all have doctorates (AuD or PhD) or master's degrees in the field, and offer the best care available for the diagnosis and treatment of hearing, speech and balance disorders.

Audiology Services 

  • Comprehensive diagnostic hearing evaluations for children and adults to determine type and degree of hearing loss.
  • Hearing aid consultations, fitting, and dispensing: Wide range of hearing aid styles (including in-ear and invisible) and technologies to best fit your needs.
  • Neurodiagnostic evaluation through Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) testing.
  • Videonystagmography (VNG) test of inner ear balance and central motor functions in collaboration with vestibular physical therapy for a comprehensive evaluation.
  • Tinnitus Evaluation to assess and treat individuals with tinnitus (noise in the ear, such as ringing).

How do you know if you might have a hearing problem?

Here are ten symptoms that indicate that you might have hearing loss and should consult a hearing specialist:

  1. If you have problems hearing over the phone.
  2. If it's hard to follow a conversation when two or more people talk at same time.
  3. If people complain that the television volume is too high.
  4. If you have to strain to understand conversations.
  5. If you have trouble hearing in a noisy background.
  6. If you keep asking people to repeat themselves.
  7. If it seems that many other people are mumbling or not speaking clearly.
  8. If you often misunderstand what others are saying and respond inappropriately.
  9. If you have trouble understanding what women and children are saying.
  10. If people around you get annoyed because you don't understand what they're saying.

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is a good idea to speak with an audiologist. To learn more, call our Audiology practice at 419-226-5070.

For more information about hearing and hearing loss, visit the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or Medline Plus. 

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