Audiology, Hearing Care & Hearing Aid Services
Our Audiology & Hearing Services
We are committed to providing caring solutions to all of our patients—pediatric through geriatric.
We can offer you the following audiology services from the privacy and comfort of our office:
- Comprehensive Diagnostic Testing for All Ages
- Hearing Technologies for Every Lifestyle and Budget
- Vestibular and Balance Testing
- Tinnitus Evaluation and Treatment
- Repair and Service for Most Brands & Models of Hearing Aids
- Hearing Protection and Swim Molds
- Assistive Listening Devices
- Community Education Services
Your hearing health is important. If your hearing loss goes untreated for too long your brain may permanently lose its ability to interpret sounds and hear normally. When you come in for your hearing test, our first step is to discuss any hearing concerns you may have. Then we look in your ears and perform a series of easy and painless tests to see what type of hearing loss you have, if any. Rest assured, you may not have a hearing loss at all. Hearing issues can result from ears being impacted with wax. If this is the case, you will likely need only assistance to flush the wax away.
If we do determine that you have a hearing loss, we will talk with you about our findings and ask you more questions about your lifestyle and interests. Why so much conversation about your hearing? It's one of the most important things audiologists can do for their patients to ensure that we identify the hearing solution that is right for you. People who live a quiet lifestyle, e.g., spending time watching TV and engaging in quiet hobbies such as woodworking or gardening, and have conversation primarily with their spouses or families in a household atmosphere are going to have very different listening needs than someone who spends a lot of time in restaurants or at sporting events. Asking questions helps us to identify the best possible hearing solution for your unique needs!
Hearing Aid Fitting & Support
Whether you're new to hearing aids or are an experienced hearing aid user, we:
- Help you select the right instruments for your personal listening needs.
- Fit your hearing aids to each ear to ensure that you can hear clearly and wear them comfortably.
- Provide any adjustments in programming that you may need in the coming days, months and years as you get used to wearing them.
Having Trouble with Hearing Aids You've Purchased Elsewhere?
We can help. Our goal is your better hearing. We provide service, adjustments and cleaning for all makes and models of hearing instruments. If your aids have the capability, we will fine-tune them to get them working their best for you.
Hearing Aids are sophisticated and delicate instruments that need good care and regular maintenance to work properly. At Dalton ENT Hearing Center, we:
- Check in with you to remind you when it's time to come back for your cleaning
- Provide an affordable, on-going maintenance program so that we can clean any accumulated moisture and earwax from your hearing aids and check them to make sure they are providing you with the best possible hearing clarity and comfort.
**Making sure your hearing aids are properly cleaned and routinely checked will not only help you hear better but also extend the life of your hearing aids. Click here to learn more about Hearing Aids and Hearing Aid Styles.We also provide Custom Hearing Protection, Swim Molds and Assistive Listening Devices. Click the highlighted links to learn more.
Hearing Aid Repair
After you make an investment in your hearing aids, you'll want to keep them in good working order to make sure you're always hearing as clearly as possible. Like many electronic devices, hearing instruments are sensitive to moisture and their circuitry may, on occasion, be in need of a little more maintenance than a routine cleaning. If your hearing aids do need repair, we can help. We are able to perform most repairs the same day as your visit. If we do need to send your hearing aids to their manufacturer for repair, we can provide you with a set on loan to help keep you connected with your friends and family until your hearing devices are expertly repaired. Click here to visit our Hearing Aid Care section to learn more about keeping your hearing aids working their best!
Vestibular & Balance Testing Using Videonystagmography (VNG)
We also conduct balance testing at the request of your physician. VNG is a diagnostic test used to determine whether or not dizziness can be attributed to an inner ear disorder. VNG evaluates eye movement, measures dizziness associated with positions of the head and measures responses to temperatures of air circulated through a soft tube placed in the ear canal. This test is not part of a routine hearing evaluation.
We're here to help.
Our Satisfied Patients Say It Best
"When I was given the hearing aids for the first time, it was as if a door to the outside world opened. People, especially women and children, were speaking where I could understand them much better than before. I could hear birds and crickets which I had not been able to hear. My quality of life was much better from the very first day I had the devices.
All the people at Dalton ENT Hearing Center are knowledgeable and very courteous. My doctor, Jack Hitchens, always seems to have my best interest in mind as he developed the best hearing programs for my devices. It is a no-brainer to recommend this facility to my friends.
I would ask someone unsure about trying hearing aids, “what can you lose by trying the hearing devices?” There is no down side, except maybe the expense, but the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. The devices are so small now that you really have to look for them to see them. There is just no reason not to try them.
I would be happy to talk to anyone who is considering hearing aids. I will say that the devices are aids and not a total correction of all hearing problems, but at least my wife does not have to tell me things two and three times now. My hearing aids have saved a lot of frustration in our marriage and conversations with other people, especially women and children. I have had no second thoughts!!!"
"The hearing aids made me able to participate more actively in my new environment and be more sociable.
The service has been excellent from examination, to providing help with choosing, purchasing, and adapting to the aids.
Don’t hesitate! Do it. Life after hearing better is precious and ought not to be put off."
"I am now able to carry on a conversation with several people and can hear each one. I no longer have to say, 'huh' or, 'what did you say?'
The ability to hear adds so much to the quality of life for us as well as our family and friends. It would be worth the cost just for the safety hearing can provide.
I no longer have to have the TV turned high enough for my neighbors to hear."