Your Home for Hearing Services
With audiology services at Northwest Primary Care, we help you hear every moment.
Hearing difficulties often come gradually. You might start noticing that the volume of the TV or radio needs to be higher than you are used to. Or, you might have trouble understanding conversations, especially when there is background noise present. Over time, these changes can feel frightening and isolating.
Here are a few questions to help you discern if you would benefit from hearing services:
- Do you have to turn the volume higher on the TV or radio?
- Do you find it difficult to hear the doorbell or the telephone?
- Do you tend to limit your social activities because it’s difficult to hear and communicate?
- When you are in a group or crowded restaurant, is it difficult to follow the conversation?
- Has somebody close to you mentioned you may have a problem with your hearing?
If you answer “yes” to one or more of these questions, or if you have any concerns about your hearing health, reach out to our audiologist today.
Evaluating Your Hearing
A comprehensive hearing evaluation can give an accurate picture of your ability to hear across the full spectrum of sound. When you make an appointment for hearing services, our audiologist will first ask you a few questions to get an idea of your health history as it relates to hearing. Next, we’ll test your hearing in a sound-proof booth located onsite at one of our clinics. A hearing test is painless and non-invasive. You will be asked to listen to and describe sounds at different pitches and volume levels.
Hearing Aid Fitting and Maintenance
Hearing aids are a powerful tool for people struggling with hearing loss. If our team determines that a hearing aid would benefit you, we’ll help you select the one that best meets your needs. A hearing aid is a small device worn in or behind your ear equipped with a microphone, speaker, and amplifier. While all hearing aids use the same basic function to carry sounds from the environment into your ear, there are a wide variety of styles and sizes available on the market today. Some hearing aids are also equipped with other features like sound reduction or remote controls. Our audiologist can show you the different varieties available to you and help you select the one that fits your lifestyle best.
Tinnitus Evaluation and Treatment
Tinnitus is the perception of noises within the ears or head (e.g., ringing, buzzing, whooshing, roaring, crickets, etc.) in the absence of an external sound. For some people with Tinnitus, the only impact it has on their day-to-day life is occasional hearing difficulties. For others, Tinnitus can greatly diminish quality of life and lead to anxiety, depression, difficulty sleeping, and/or the experience of near-continuous sound. There is no cure for Tinnitus, but plenty of treatment options are available through our audiologist.