Audiology and Hearing Aid Services
A Diagnostic Hearing Assesment is the first step towards better hearing health. Our clinical staff will provide you with a specialized assessment of your entire hearing system – from the outer ear, middle ear, and inner ear, all the way up to the brain. This includes a case history, otoscopy, immittance audiometry and middle ear analysis, otoacoustic emissions, pure tone audiometry, and speech audiometry.
Hearing Aid Dispensing & Fitting
At the hearing aid fitting, you will receive the hearing aids you selected. They are programmed based on a prescription that is specific to each person’s hearing loss. The hearing professional may make adjustments after you try the hearing aids to make sure the settings and fit are ideal for you.
Real Ear Measurements
Live Speech Mapping is a fitting process that uses probe microphones and live real-time speech to allow the patient and their family members to immediately see and understand the benefits of hearing aids and fitting adjustments.
Patient Consultations & Counseling
Acoustic Audiology provides patient counseling and consultations for individuals with hearing disorders and communication concerns. Counseling is an extremely important part of any successful hearing rehabilitation plan (i.e. aural rehabilitation). A successful treatment plan requires that the patient and the hearing healthcare expert work closely together to build a trusting relationship. A hearing rehabilitation plan will not be successful if the clinician and the patient cannot work together.
Hearing Aid Cleaning and Maintenance
We encourage people to come in at least every 6 months for us to do a thorough, professional clean and check on your hearing aid(s). Although the tools you get with your hearing aids allow you to do a good job of cleaning, small pieces of debris and moisture make their way into places you simply cannot get to.
Hearing Aid Repairs
Some minor hearing aid repairs can be done in the office setting in a short period of time; others will need to be sent to the manufacturer for repair. Your hearing professional can help determine what kind of a repair is necessary if you feel your hearing aid is not working properly.
Custom Earmolds and Earplugs
Since the various systems produce different hearing impressions, it is important for you to make a comparison yourself. For this purpose we will produce custom-made earmolds based on the exact contours of your ears. We can then ensure that your hearing aid fits perfectly.
Musician's Ear Plugs and Monitors: Evaluation and Fitting
Musicians practice and perform in a variety of different settings. They are exposed to high levels of sound, sometimes for long periods, which may put them at risk for permanent hearing damage. Musician’s ear plugs are custom-made devices that help to limit the sound exposure from instruments, while still providing a rich musical experience for the performer or audience.
Industrial Hearing Screenings
Acoustic Audiology is able to complete hearing assessments that comply with both Alberta and Saskatchewan Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) standards. OHS requires that all hearing assessments be carried out in consultation with a Physician, Audiologist, or Occupational Health Nurse. Since Acoustic Audiology is the only Audiology clinic in Lloydminster with a full time Clinical Audiologist on staff, we are able to streamline the audiometric testing process for you and your employees.