Audiology and Hearing Aid Services
The services provided by Hadassah Kupfer, Au.D, handle the most common hearing problems. Tests and examinations are noninvasive, while treatment solutions are thorough and to the point. Instead of leaving with more questions about a condition, patients will feel confident with the provided solutions.
Auditory Processing Disorders (APD)
APD evaluations are most commonly performed for school-age children, although many adults are also tested. A person with suspected APD has normal hearing, but does not seem to hear well or understand what is heard. Hearing and understanding may be inconsistent. Testing for APD consists of a hearing test and several tasks where words or sentences must be repeated in different listening conditions.
Diagnostic Audiologic Evaluations
An evaluation will determine the extent of hearing loss in one or both ears. Whether through referral or walk-in, the results will help decide the level of treatment needed. Providing previous medical history will speed up the entire process. It can also help with accuracy results with tests that cover the middle, inner and outer ears.
Hearing Aid Evaluation and Selection
During the hearing aid evaluation, several questions are asked to determine a solid choice. There are plenty of styles, brands, models and features to consider. Individualized components like a hearing mold help to further personalize the device. Patients will have the final say on which device fits their daily needs.
Hearing Aid Dispensing and Fitting
The hearing aid dispensing and fitting is a big event for any patient that suffers from hearing loss. The device that was chosen from the evaluation comes back preprogrammed and ready for use. During the fitting, final adjustments are made to ensure compatibility. With the help of live speech mapping, the new hearing aids are fined tuned for performance.
Hearing Aid Repairs
Like all modern electronic devices, hearing aids require care. Maintenance is minimal, and when done regularly, will prevent heavy damage. Onsite repairs are possible when damage is beyond a client’s technical expertise. When the damage is extensive, the device is sent off for repair. Loaner hearing devices are available to fill the gap until the originals come back.
Industrial Hearing Screenings
Industrial jobs are dangerous to hearing health if workers aren’t prepared. Mandated equipment and screenings are important for all workers. The industrial screening works as intended, and can be used as a reference for further hearing related tests.
Tinnitus is a constant sound in one or both ears. The sounds are random and can only be heard by the person suffering from the condition. There are different types of tinnitus, all with their own conditions. Some are even extreme enough that an outside observer can hear the sounds. Depending on the severity, some types are fully treatable. In other cases, treatment options have advanced to nullify the worst effects of the condition.