Audiology services in the Speech and Audiology Department include 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.
- Hearing aid consultation, fitting and service
- Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER) testing for infants and hard-to-test individuals to identify hearing loss and / or neurological problems possibly affecting the auditory system
- Visual Evoked Potentials testing to evaluate vision or symptoms of multiple sclerosis
- Central auditory processing evaluations to determine a patient's ability to process and respond to sound
- Tests to check inner ear balance and evaluate connections between the inner ear, eyes and brain
How do you know if you might have a hearing problem?
Here are ten symptoms that indicate hearing loss:
- If you have problems hearing over the phone
- If it's hard to follow a conversation when two or more people talk at same time
- If people complain that the television volume is too high
- If you have to strain to understand conversations
- If you have trouble hearing in a noisy background
- If you keep asking people to repeat themselves
- If it seems that many other people are mumbling or not speaking clearly
- If you often misunderstand what others are saying and respond inappropriately
- If you have trouble understanding what women and children are saying
- If people around you get annoyed because you don't understand what they're saying
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.
To learn more, call Audiology at 419-226-5070.