We will do everything we can to meet your needs.
At dB Hearing Center, Dawn provides fully comprehensive comprehensive services to meet all your hearing healthcare needs. Dawn works side-by-side with her patients in a cozy, friendly and stress-free environment. Through these services, Dawn’s goal is to help people thrive in happier, healthier, and more connected lives. If there is a service you believe you need but do not see listed here, please feel free to reach out to Dawn today.
A laughing baby. Your favorite TV show. A conversation with your best friend. Crickets chirping. Sound adds dimension to your days and nights.
We’re here to help you and or your loved ones hear better so you can get the most out of life. Everything we do focuses on that goal, from the staff we hire, our knowledge and skills, our hearing tests, the brands we select and how we expertly fit your hearing aids, should you need them. It all starts with a hearing evaluation and a conversation with you about your lifestyle, needs and preferences.
Upon your arrival you will be asked to fill out some forms, including personal information, medical history and we will need a copy of your insurance card.
Your ears will be examined for any “wax build up” , if you do have wax, we will remove it prior to the test. We use a Earigator that was designed by an otologist for safe and pain free remove in 3-4 minutes.
The hearing test itself takes about 15- 20 minutes. Hearing evaluation will enable us to determine:
- Whether or not you have a hearing loss
- Degree & Type, is it present in both ears or not
- AUDIOMETRIC TEST: During this hearing test, you’ll be tested using a series of low and high frequency tones to determine your ability to understand verbiage within a short distance (as in a conversation). We’ll 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: Tympanometry is a hearing test that creates variations of air pressure in the ear canal to checks the condition of the middle ear, the mobility of the eardrum (tympanic membrane) and the conduction bones.
Hearing tests are usually carried out in a quiet environment. The person whose hearing is being tested listens to sounds transmitted and presses a button to signal when they have heard something. The results of the test are plotted on an audiogram.
A useful way to look at the audiogram chart is with a ‘speech banana’ superimposed on it. The speech banana is so called because of its shape. It represents the level/intensity and tone/frequency of sounds of speech in language, which when placed on the audiogram, forms a banana like shape.
The chart below shows a speech banana superimposed on an audiogram chart with the different letters of speech and also where other common noise occurs.
Are you experiencing earwax buildup? At dB Hearing Center, we provide relief with Earigator, a cerumen management system. This quick 3-5 minute procedure is a safe and comfortable experience, and is conducted with maximum safety. We perform this highly-effective and pain-free earwax removal method in our office or onsite. We currently work with general practitioners, pediatricians, otolaryngologists, and nursing homes. Call us today for more information or to schedule your appointment.
Hearing Aid Fittings
When fitting a hearing aid, the way the aid physically “fits” into or onto your ear is only one component. During your fitting appointment, we will finely tune your hearing aids to match your unique hearing prescription.
Fitting visits: Your first visit is about 90 minutes in order to fit the hearing aid properly and to review all the care and cleaning of your new hearing aids. Don’t worry though if you don’t get everything, we will review everything again at the next appointment.
Of course, you can call and schedule an appointment any time you are having difficulties or have questions. Below are just a recommendation in order to keep your aids in good running condition.
- 3 months
- 6 months
- 9 months
- 1 year
Dawn works with many nursing homes and will visit you at your home if you are not able to drive to the office. These are done by appointment only.
Custom Hearing Protection
At dB Hearing Center, we think that everyone can live life to the fullest. We’re there for you to get even more enjoyment out of things you like to do, without being bothered by damaging or disturbing noise. We do this by offering high-quality hearing protectors– for musicians, children, travelers, water sports enthusiasts, partygoers, motorcyclists and people with sleeping problems among others. Custom fit earplugs provide outstanding noise protection for a variety of recreational and occupational environments. Call for more information.
Hearing Aid Repair
For a repair that cannot be repaired in house, I will work with the manufacturer to get your aids sent in for more intensive work. If they do have to be sent out, you will be given a demo set of hearing aids to wear until your return.
At dB Hearing Center, we understand how frustrating tinnitus can be. There are many different options available, from white noise machines to hearing aids with specific technology to combat tinnitus built directly in them. There are also some homeopathic remedies and therapies that have given patients some relief. We will work together to uncover a tinnitus treatment plan that works for you.