Hearing Health Services
Tinnitus is a common condition, where a person experiences a ringing, rushing, or buzzing in the ears. It will not cause you to go deaf, but its presence may affect your daily activities. Our doctors can recommend a course of action to deal with this persistent problem. Each person has an individual response to treatment, and we will work with you to relieve your tinnitus.
- Tinnitus Consultations and Evaluations
- Oticon Tinnitus SoundSupport
- Widex Zen Tinnitus Treatment
- Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT)
During your initial visit, you will be asked questions about your medical and hearing history. Then, the audiologist will use an otoscope to inspect your outer ear and your ear canal for any abnormalities that may affect your hearing test results or require you to visit an Otolaryngologist. Next, the audiologist will conduct several tests to determine:
- Whether or not a hearing loss exists
- Its possible cause
- The degree and type of hearing loss and whether the loss exists in one or both ears
- The best treatment options
You will be tested using a series of low & high frequency words to determine your ability to understand verbiage within a short distance as in a conversation. We will also give you several words to repeat. The results will help us determine your percentage of hearing loss, your ability to understand speech, and if hearing aids will help you.
Tympanometry is an examination used to test the condition of the middle ear and mobility of the eardrum (tympanic membrane) and the conduction bones, by creating variations of air pressure in the ear canal.
We offer the most technologically advanced digital hearing aids and offer a variety of options designed to meet any budget. If you need hearing aids to work with Bluetooth technology, we can help you choose the hearing aid that is best for you.
People with hyperacusis experience severe discomfort to normal, everyday sounds, such as the breaking of a dish or a baby crying. This condition can cause a person to avoid social situations where there is too much background noise, and they may overuse hearing protection. Using earplugs or earmuffs to ride in a car or to go to the grocery store are examples of how a person with hyperacusis tries to avoid sound discomfort; however, the overuse of hearing protection only leads to further distress to more everyday sounds. Our doctors can recommend a course of action to help reset the volume control in the hearing center of the brain. Each person has an individual response to treatment, but hyperacusis treatment is highly successful. We will work with you to relieve this condition.
Live Speech Mapping
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.
Cerumen (Wax) Management
Earwax, or cerumen, is a waxy substance secreted in the ear canal. Its purpose is to protect and clean the skin of the human ear canal while protecting it from debris, bacteria and water. Sometimes the ear produces too much wax which can become impacted and press against the eardrum. This can impair the ability to hear. We can assist in the safe removal of earwax.
Out of Office Visits “House Calls”
In special circumstances, if you are unable to make your appointment at one of our Denver or Fort Collins hearing centers, a hearing professional may be able to come to you.
The charge for each out of office visit is based on a half hour schedule. The first half hour will be billed at $150. Each additional half hour will be billed at $100. Travel time will be billed for patients located greater than 5 miles away from our established offices.
Sound Relief Hearing Center will not submit a claim to your insurance carrier for these services. We will provide a receipt and a Superbill upon request. Payment is required at the time of the visit and all major credit cards are accepted. For more information, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us.
Custom Ear Molds and Plugs
We provide custom hearing protection as well as custom molds for iPods and Sleep Plugs. We also sell Musician Plugs ER-9, 15, 25 and Musician’s Monitors. Please visit our partner Westone’s site for a complete selection of available options.
Cell Phone Accessories
We offer a complete inventory of cell phone accessories.
For your convenience, financing is available through CareCredit.