Results of the audiometric evaluation are plotted on a chart called an audiogram. Loudness is plotted from top to bottom. Low frequency to high frequency is plotted from left to right.
An audiologist is a person who has a master's or doctoral degree in audiology, the science of hearing. Most audiologists today have a clinical doctorate. This has been the entry-level degree for the past five years. Doctors of Audiology (Au.D.) have extensive training academically and clinically. In addition, the audiologist must be licensed or registered by their state to practice audiology, after obtaining more than 2,000 supervised hours of clinical experience.
Otologists are ENT (ear, nose, and throat) physicians who are specially trained to diagnose and treat diseases that affect the ears, balance system, temporal bone, skull base, and related structures of the head and neck.
Tinnitus generally refers to any sound that is heard in or about the ears or head that is not externally generated. It can be thought of as a phantom perception. While people commonly refer to tinnitus as a ringing sound, it may also take the form of buzzing, humming, static, crickets, or music. Click here for more on tinnitus.
Cincinnati Hearing Center is a proud partner of Tinnitus Treatment Centers. Tinnitus Treatment Centers has several years of success at using a combined therapeutic approach that has been shown to be effective in reducing the negative effects of tinnitus. The approach is individualized and can include several components, from sound therapy and hearing aids to relaxation techniques and retraining the brain.
Assistive Listening Devices can increase the volume of the sounds you particularly want to hear, such as a radio, television, or a public speaker, without increasing the volume of the background noises. Many assistive listening devices are available today, from sophisticated systems used in theaters and auditoriums to small, personal systems.
People with all degrees and types of hearing loss—even people with normal hearing—can benefit from ALDs. We carry many types of ALDs, including amplified telephones, TV listening devices, doorbell amplifiers, and wireless microphones to transmit individual voices directly to your hearing aids.
There are many styles of hearing aids. The degree of the hearing loss, power and options required, manual dexterity abilities, cost factors, and cosmetic concerns are some of the factors that will determine the style best suited to each patient.