1026 S. Main St.
Bluffton IN 46714
Bluffton Medical Group Otolaryngology offers a full-service audiology clinic. The clinic provides diagnostic and electrophysiologic services as well as balance testing for patients of all ages with all degrees of hearing loss or communicative impairment. A complete dispensing program for hearing aids and assistive listening devices and rehabilitative services for hearing loss, hyperacusis and tinnitus are also offered.
Services offered in the clinic include:
- Assistive listening device evaluation and provision
- Community education/resources
- Diagnostic services for adults and children
- Hearing aid evaluations, fittings, repairs and follow-up
- Management programs for curmen (earwax), hyperacusis (sensitivity to certain frequencies and volumes) and tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Patient-centered approach
- Therapeutic rehabilitation program for balance, hearing loss and tinnitus
- Vestibular (inner ear) testing, diagnosis and treatment
Assistive Listening Devices
- Alerting devices
- Cell phone accessories
- Listening systems
- Phone and TV amplifiers
- Remote controls
- Custom ear plugs for noise and water
- Ear plugs for musicians
- GN Resound
- Other brands available upon request
- Behind the ear
- Completely in the canal
- Full shell
- In the canal
- Receiver in the canal
DO YOU NEED A HEARING TEST?
- Do you often feel like people are mumbling when they talk (you hear but can’t understand)?
- Do you have difficulty talking on the phone or listening to the TV or radio?
- Do you have trouble understanding conversations when there is background noise?
- Do you frequently ask people to repeat what they said to you?
- Do you avoid social activities because you are afraid you won’t be able to hear?
- Do you have ringing in your ears?
- Do you have a history of ear infections?
- Do you experience dizziness?
- Do you have a family history of hearing loss?
- Do you have a history of exposure to loud noises at work, in the military or during recreational activities?
- Do others tell you that you have a hearing problem?
If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, consider scheduling a complete hearing evaluation.
TYPES OF HEARING LOSS
Hearing loss comes in many forms. It can range from a mild loss, in which a person misses certain high-pitched sounds, to a total loss of hearing. Hearing loss can be hereditary, or it can result from disease, trauma, certain medications or long-term exposure to loud noises. There are two types of hearing loss:
- Conductive hearing loss occurs when sound waves cannot reach the inner ear. The cause may be earwax buildup or a punctured eardrum. Medical treatment or surgery can usually restore conductive hearing loss.
- Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when there is damage to the inner ear or the auditory nerve. This type of hearing loss is usually permanent.