Hearing Aids

No one should suffer from hearing loss.  Hearing aids can help improve your hearing, social life, and overall quality of life.

Hearing Aids

Valley ENT has a certified audiologist and two certified OTO-Techs on staff. They are specifically trained to obtain hearing information for children and adults who exhibit hearing problems. We provide procedures and treatments, including hearing aids.

We use traditional hearing tests or, if the patient is unable to complete it, newer technology. These tests include:

  • Audiograms
  • Tympanometry
  • Otoacoustic emissions
  • Threshold auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing

Conductive Hearing Loss

Hearing loss caused by problems in your middle ear, eardrum, or ear canal might be the result of:

  • Eustachian tube malfunction
  • Fluid in the middle ear
  • Infections in the middle ear or ear canal
  • Otosclerosis
  • Perforated eardrum
  • Structural abnormalities in the middle ear, ear canal, or outer ear

Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Sensorineural hearing loss is related to problems in the middle ear, including:

  • Abnormality of the inner ear
  • Acute or long-term exposure to loud noises
  • Age
  • Head or neck trauma
  • Hereditary
  • Meniere’s disease

Mixed Hearing Loss

Mixed hearing loss is due to both conductive and sensorineural issues.

Diagnosis & Treatment

How is hearing loss diagnosed?

Your doctor conducts a physical exam, including looking into your ears and nose to check for signs of inflammation and blockages.

Your doctor will also conduct hearing tests, including:

  • Audiometer tests
  • Tuning fork tests
  • General screenings to gauge your hearing loss

Hearing treatment

Treatment depends on the type of hearing and its cause. The cure could include removing ear wax, treating infection, or fitting a hearing aid.

Hearing Aids

A hearing aid is an electronic device worn in or behind your ear and amplifies sounds so you can hear better.  There are many different styles and configurations of hearing aids. Once your ENT physician has performed an examination and determined that your hearing loss will benefit from a hearing aid, an appointment for a Hearing Aid Evaluation will be scheduled with one of our certified Audiologists or Oto-Technicians who have expert training to ensure you are fitted with the best and most appropriate type of hearing aid.

There are three basic types of hearing aids

We offer:

  • Behind-The-Ear (BTE)
  • Micro Behind-The-Ear (micro BTE)
  • In-The-Ear (ITE)

Our hearing aid dispensing uses top digital technology. Our audiologists continually attend conferences to learn about new technology and how to best select and fit hearing aids to patients. Top digital technology and multiple microphone hearing aids are proving themselves to be the best solution.

Maintenance

OTO-Ease
For smooth insertion of earmolds and earplugs

Dry Store
Your hearing aid dehumidifier

Batteries
Sizes 10, 312, 12, 675

Accessories

We also provide the following hearing accessories:

CROS System
· CROS provides a wireless solution for wearers with one-sided hearing, regardless of whether you have a hearing loss in your better ear or not.

· Available in Behind-The-Ear (BTE) or In-The-Ear (ITE) models.

iCom
· Hands-free cell phone use
· Callers voice is sent through your iCom to both of your hearing instruments

TV Link
Wirelessly connects TV to your hearing instruments

My Pilot
· One button program control
· Discreet volume and program control
· Full color display

Pilot One
· Discreet volume and program control
· Simple and easy to use

Watch Pilot
· Discreet volume and program control

Contact us
Contact us to make an appointment today! You and your doctor can discuss which options to pursue, including which hearing aids might be right for you.

Diagnosis & Treatment

How is hearing loss diagnosed?

Your doctor conducts a physical exam, including looking into your ears and nose to check for signs of inflammation and blockages.

Your doctor will also conduct hearing tests, including:

· Audiometer tests
· Tuning fork tests
· General screenings to gauge your hearing loss

Hearing treatment

Treatment depends on the type of hearing and its cause. The cure could include removing ear wax, treating infection, or fitting a hearing aid.

Contact us
Contact us to make an appointment today! You and your doctor can discuss which options to pursue, including which hearing aids might be right for you.

Hearing Aids

A hearing aid is an electronic device worn in or behind your ear and amplifies sounds so you can hear better.

There are three basic types of hearing aids

· Behind-The-Ear (BTE)
· Micro Behind-The-Ear (micro BTE)
· In-The-Ear (ITE)

Our hearing aid dispensing uses top digital technology. Our audiologists continually attend conferences to learn about new technology and how to best select and fit hearing aids to patients. Top digital technology and multiple microphone hearing aids are proving themselves to be the best solution.

 

Accessories

We also provide the following hearing accessories:

CROS System
· CROS provides a wireless solution for wearers with one-sided hearing, regardless of whether you have a hearing loss in your better ear or not.

· Available in Behind-The-Ear (BTE) or In-The-Ear (ITE) models.

iCom
· Hands-free cell phone use
· Callers voice is sent through your iCom to both of your hearing instruments

TV Link
Wirelessly connects TV to your hearing instruments

My Pilot
· One button program control
· Discreet volume and program control
· Full color display

Pilot One
· Discreet volume and program control
· Simple and easy to use

Watch Pilot
· Discreet volume and program control

Maintenance

OTO-Ease
For smooth insertion of earmolds and earplugs

Dry Store
Your hearing aid dehumidifier

Batteries
Sizes 10, 312, 12, 675

Contact us
Contact us to make an appointment today! You and your doctor can discuss which options to pursue, including which hearing aids might be right for you.

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Saginaw - Main Office

2551 McLeod Drive South
Saginaw, MI 48604
Phone: (989) 799-8620
Fax: (989) 799-2664

Pigeon Office

Scheurer Prof. Building
135 N. Caseville Rd.
Pigeon, MI 48755
Phone: (989) 453-5226
Fax: (989) 453-8819

Tawas Office

St. Joseph Specialty Clinic
295 Maple St. Suite 201
PO Box 659
Tawas City, MI 48764
Phone: (989) 362-0188
Fax: (989) 362-7171

Cass City Office

4675 Hill Street
Cass City, MI 48726
Phone: (989) 912-6112
Fax: (989) 453-3819

Marlette Office

Marlette Regional Hospital
2750 Main Street, Suites 7 & 8
Marlette, MI 48453
Phone: (989) 635-4344‬‬‬
Fax: (877) 455-9031

Sandusky Office

McKenzie Health Plaza
115 Delaware Street
Sandusky, MI 48471
Phone: (810) 648-6115
Fax: (810) 648-2334‬