At Kirsch Audiology, we understand you rely on your hearing to communicate readily with the outside world, whether it’s with family, friends or coworkers.
Because hearing loss is as unique as the individuals who experience it, we offer a wide range of services to meet your needs, including:
Once your hearing loss has been identified, it is essential that you become informed of all of the options available to help improve your communication. There is a common misconception that hearing aids are the “cure all” for hearing loss. In reality, improving communication involves a long term rehabilitative process in which the hearing aid […]Learn More
Diagnostic Audiologic Evaluation
The most important facet of hearing health is fast and accurate diagnosis of problems. Whether a person has lost hearing abruptly or gradually over time, he or she needs a comprehensive solution based on the latest science and medicine.
Diagnostic audiologic evaluation includes hearing tests and other physical tests, and various questions about hearing environments and capabilities. It is often done after a standard hearing test suggests other problems to be checked.
Tests include checking the middle and inner ear, the throat and auditory nerve in each ear.Learn More
Anyone who has had earwax build up knows it can be a problem. It can also be dangerous to try to get it out of your ears using and instrument, no matter how benign it may seem. Our audiologists can quickly and safely remove cerumen (earwax), simply call today for an appointment.Learn More
Evaluation for Hearing Aids
Anyone with trouble hearing the sounds and words they used to hear wants to know why there is a problem and how it can be fixed. As we know, many people find that a hearing aid is the best solution. The audiologist performs hearing and other tests to determine your need for a hearing aid and what type of device is right for you.
Discovering the specific type and severity of your hearing loss is just the beginning. Audiologists will discuss your needs with you at length and you both decide together which product you will be most comfortable with.Learn More
Hearing Aid Fitting and Programming
Once a diagnosis of a hearing problem has been finalized, a hearing device is chosen. The audiologist will fit the hearing aid. Fitting is far more than the positioning of the device in your ear. It incudes testing and adjusting, probably several times, before the right settings are found.
Because the hearing aid is a miniature computer it not only amplifies sound but (in many cases) it connects with wireless devices and self-adjusts to sound environments. All these settings and possibilities, including programming the hearing aid using a computer, are discussed with you at the fitting.Learn More
Hearing Aid Repair and Maintenance
Every precision device is subject to damage and could need repairs. Wear and tear during normal use also takes a toll on hearing aids. The audiologists at Kirsch Audiology can diagnose and fix most problems you may have with your device.
We can often repair a problem at our office. We can also send your hearing aid out for repairs at an authorized service center.Learn More
Tinnitus Treatment Options
One of the biggest problems in hearing health throughout the population is tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. This phenomenon is the most likely the result of damage done to the tiny follicles in the cochlea of the inner ear.
The damage causes false sound signals to be sent to the brain, which perceives a sound when there is none. It is usually described as ringing, whooshing or buzzing and may be constant or erratic.
Several treatments have shown good results in combating the effects of tinnitus; there is no actual cure for the condition. Using masking sounds like noise machines, televisions and other sounds helps many people. Psychologic training helps others learn to put the noise into the background of their environments. People who use hearing aids can get devices that produce a low noise to mask tinnitus.Learn More