Hearing & Balance Clinic at MedCentral Audiology
What is an Audiologist?
An audiologist is the professional who specializes in evaluating and treating people with hearing loss. Audiologists have extensive training and skills to evaluate the hearing of adults, infants and children. Audiologists conduct a wide variety of tests to determine the exact nature of hearing problems. Audiologists present a variety of treatment options to patients with hearing impairment. Audiologists dispense and fit hearing aids, administer tests of balance to evaluate dizziness and provide hearing rehabilitation training. Audiologists refer patients to physicians when a hearing problem needs medical or surgical evaluation.
Why should someone with hearing loss be evaluated by an Audiologist?
Audiologists hold master's or doctoral degrees from accredited universities and have special training in prevention, identification, assessment and non-medical treatment of hearing disorders. Audiologists are required to complete a full-time internship and pass a demanding national competency examination. By virtue of their graduate education, professional certification and licensure, audiologists are the most qualified professionals to perform hearing tests, refer patients for medical treatment and provide hearing rehabilitation services.
MedCentral has a full-service, state-of-the-art, hearing & balance clinic dedicated to serving the hearing needs of North Central Ohio residents.
MedCentral Audiology offers a complete range of diagnostic and rehabilitative hearing services in a caring, comfortable environment. Services include but are not limited to:
- Comprehensive hearing evaluations for both pediatric and adult populations
- Universal newborn hearing screening and follow-up
- Hearing aid selection and fitting for adults and children with a wide variety of high quality, competitively priced hearing aids from the industry's leading manufacturers
- Hearing aid repair and maintenance
- Hearing conservation, education and fitting of hearing conservation devices
- Tinnitus assessment and counseling
- Electrophysiologic measures providing in-depth assessment of hearing and balance including: Auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing, videonystagmography (VNG) evaluation and vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) assessment
- Community outreach and education
For more information, please contact our audiologists at:
MedCentral Health System
Hearing & Balance Clinic
335 Glessner Ave.
Mansfield, OH 44903
American Academy of Audiology
National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders
American Speech and Hearing Association
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Last updated: January 30, 2013