At the Hearing Centers of Ear Medical Group, we provide comprehensive hearing health services from Hearing testing to hearing aid fittings to custom hearing protection & assistive Listening Devices. Also help with your hearing aid repair needs. With our experience, expertise, and patient-centric care, our audiologists and team of hearing professionals are committed to improving your quality of life through better hearing.
Our services at the Hearing Centers of Ear Medical Group tend to begin with a hearing test. If you have experienced changes in your hearing abilities, taking a hearing test is the best way to begin your journey to better hearing health.
When we administer a hearing test, we make sure that you feel comfortable throughout the process. The hearing test is simple and painless, entailing listening to sounds at different frequencies, or pitches from low to high, and volumes, from loud to quiet. With this range of sounds, we will be able to tell at what point your hearing is engaged and at what point sound no longer comes through. We will simply ask you to show the test administrator when you hear a sound, either by raising your hand or pressing a button.
Other hearing tests can include speech recognition, determining which voices can be heard and with which syllables, phonemes, or sounds. If necessary, we may examine the anatomy of the ears with a test called tympanometry. This test analyzes the effect of pressure against the eardrum. It is always a good idea to come to your appointment with a loved one or friend for support. We will also engage in a detailed consultation about the nature of your hearing loss to determine if you have background issues that can help us understand your hearing needs.
Tinnitus is the condition of ringing, buzzing, whirring, or other persistent sounds in the ear, without an external stimulus. Many of us have experienced the temporary effect of ringing in our ears after exposure to a loud sound, such as a noisy restaurant or a concert. For some, chronic tinnitus ranges from uncomfortable to debilitating, affecting both our waking and sleeping hours. We offer a range of treatment options, including hearing aids equipped with tinnitus therapy. Using the latest technology, many hearing aids are able to introduce other sounds to the ear that cancel out the symptoms of tinnitus. Contact us to learn more about tinnitus treatment options.
Hearing Aid Repair
Hearing aids are reliable and sophisticated pieces of technology, but from time to time, they may require repair. Whether you got your current pair of hearing aids from the Hearing Centers of Ear Medical Group or elsewhere, we are here to provide professional hearing aid repair services when problems arise. Regular maintenance and cleaning can be helpful for all who use hearing aids, but for more serious issues, we recommend that you come in for professional advice. Attempting repairs at home may cause permanent damage to your devices, which may not be covered under warranty. For more complex hearing aid issues, we facilitate a hearing aid repair process with your hearing aid manufacturer to ensure that your devices receive the best care.
Custom Hearing Protection
The other side of hearing assistance is hearing protection, and customized earplugs, earmuffs, or headsets are an essential preventative measure. Exposure to loud noise is one of the main causes of permanent noise-induced hearing loss, which is 100% preventable. Those who consistently experience loud sounds, such as musicians, performers, or employees in other noisy industries, can point themselves in the right direction by getting custom-fitted hearing protection. We provide custom fitting for protective earmolds and can advise you on best practices for protecting your hearing.
Assistive Listening Devices
Hearing aids are not the only way to assist hearing. Those with more serious or profound hearing loss can benefit from assistive listening devices in the home, workplace, and on the go. Some of these devices are used to alert you to occurrences in the home, such as a ringing phone or a fire alarm. Others desire assistive listening coordinated with entertainment, media, and streaming devices. We offer a range of assistive listening devices, from personal amplifiers to captioned telephones to streaming devices. If you think that an assistive listening device might help improve your life, visit us in San Antonio, TX to learn more.