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DAVID BORTNIKER, MD
HOWARD DRUCE, MD

908-704-9696

 

Audiology

 Hearing Loss

 

  1. Approximately 28 million Americans are hearing impaired. Hearing loss is one of the most common conditionsear-clip-art-RTA785qTL in older adults, affecting one in three people over the age of 60 and half of those who are 85 years and older
  2. Hearing loss also affects approximately 17 in 1,000 children under the age of 18. More than a million school-aged children have a hearing loss that adversely affects speech and language development and their education
  3. About 15 percent (26 million) of Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 have high frequency hearing loss due to exposure to loud sounds or noise at work or in leisure activities

 

Audiology

 

Audiology is the discipline involved in the prevention, identification and evaluation of hearing and balance disorders, the selection and evaluation of hearing aids, and the habilitation/rehabilitation of individuals with hearing impairment

 

Our services include:

 

  • Complete audiologic evaluation
  • Otoacoustic Emissions testing
  • Digital hearing aid dispensing – assessment, selection, fitting, orientation and maintenance
  • Assessment of balance disorders – Electronystagmography (ENG)
  • Hearing protection
  • Swim molds

 

Hearing Aids

 

Following audiologic and medical evaluation, we can determine if a hearing aid will be beneficial for you. We offer a wide selection of state-of-the-art digital hearing instruments from a variety of major manufacturers. A consultation appointment may be scheduled with the Audiologist to discuss the appropriate style, level of technology and brand based on your hearing loss, budget, needs and lifestyle.

 

Signs that you may have a hearing loss

 

For adults:

• You frequently complain that people mumble, speech is not clear, or you hear only parts of conversations when people are talking

• You often ask people to repeat what they saidfree-hearing-test-leicester

• Your friends or relatives tell you that you don’t seem to hear very well

• You do not laugh at jokes because you miss too much of the story

• You need to ask others about the details of a meeting that you just attended

• Others say that you play the TV or radio too loudly

• You cannot hear the doorbell or the telephone

• You find that looking at people when they talk to you makes it somewhat easier to understand, especially when you’re in a noisy place or where there are competing conversations

 

For children:

• Your child is responding inconsistently to sound

• Language and speech development is delayed

• Speech is unclear

• Sound is turned up on electronic equipment (radio, TV, cd player, etc.)

• Your child does not follow directions

• Your child often says “Huh?”

• Your child does not respond when called