The Ear Man offers a complete range of hearing-aid related services, from a hearing evaluation and hearing aid selection, fitting and programming, to a complete hearing aid aftercare program including orientation, maintenance and repairs, all in the comfort of your home. All services are provided by experienced hearing-aid specialists, board certified in hearing instrument sciences.
Comprehensive Case History: We start with a comprehensive hearing case history, which includes a medical history of your ears, hearing aid history, and the impact hearing loss is having on you and those around you.
Otoscopy: Using a medical device called an otoscope, we perform a visual inspection of the outer ear, the ear canal and the eardrum to determine if there are any obstructions impeding hearing or abnormalities that require medical referral.
Audiometric Air and Bone Conduction Threshold Measurements: Performed using state-of-the-art calibrated, portable instrumentation, these tests precisely measure your hearing threshold – the softest sounds you can reliably hear. This procedure helps determine if there is a hearing loss, the degree of the loss, and in which portion of the ear the loss is taking place. These tests also help determine whether hearing aids or a medical referral is in order.
Speech Recognition Testing: To determine how hearing loss is affecting your ability to discern speech, unaided speech recognition testing is given. Aided speech recognition is then given and compared to the un-aided scores to determine the benefits of hearing aids.
Hearing Aid Selection, Programming and Fitting:
Selection: Based on your hearing loss, case history, lifestyle, vision, dexterity and personal preferences, we present the best hearing aid solutions, chosen from a large variety of quality manufacturers, technologies and styles.
Programming: To ensure the highest sound quality, and to maximize your ability to understand speech we fine-tune the sound of your hearing aids where you spend the most of your time: in your own home. We do this while you talk with family, watch television, listen to the radio, or converse on the telephone.
We make sure that the sound quality of your own voice is comfortable while maintaining comfortable levels of surrounding sound.
Custom Fitting: When required, we take impressions of your ears to create comfortable, custom-fitted hearing aids and ear molds. All fittings are carefully inspected to ensure comfort and if necessary we modify the fitting right in your home.
Hearing Aid Orientation: We provide you with comprehensive instructions on how to properly wear your hearing aids, use them effectively, maintain them properly, and replace or recharge their batteries.
After Care Services
Comprehensive Service Program: We offer our patients a comprehensive service program. This plan includes a hearing aid maintenance schedule to ensure the instruments continue to operate at peak efficiency and avoid costly repairs. It also includes annual hearing exams and reprogramming of the hearing aids’ prescriptions as needed.
Repairs: We offer minor hearing aid repairs, ear mold production, and fitting modifications all in the comfort of your home. Occasionally, when hearing aids need major repairs or their components need to be replaced, we assist by sending hearing aids to the original manufacturer for service and deliver them to you when the repairs are completed.
Batteries, Assistive Listening Devices and Accessories: We offer a complete selection of hearing aid batteries, restocked monthly to ensure freshness. We also offer a complete line of hearing aid accessories and assistive listening devices.