The audiology department at Family ENT is staffed by Lisa Tessier, AuD, Elizabeth Brown, AuD and Michele McCarthy, AuD. All three audiologists hold a doctorate in Audiology and have been extensively trained in diagnostic testing as well as rehabilitative services.They have over 50 years combined experience in assisting people with hearing loss and helping them find the best solution for their individual needs.
The audiologists work closely with the medical staff at Family ENT in evaluating hearing loss, vestibular disorders and tinnitus in both children and adults. Once a treatment plan is developed with the patient's physician or physician's assistant, the audiologist offers rehabilitative services such as hearing aids, assistive listening devices, and custom made hearing protection.
Hearing Aids - The Importance of an Audiologist
We recognize there are many places a patient can purchase hearing aids, and often this can be overwhelming. When you purchase hearing aids through Family ENT, you can expect to be fit with the best hearing aid technology available. We work with top hearing aid manufactures such as Oticon, Phonak, and Unitron.
Hearing aid services are provided by our staff audiologist. All our audiologists are doctorate level professionals, with a combined 50 years of experience in helping people obtains their best hearing and maintain their good residual hearing.
Following a comprehensive audiologic examination, a no charge hearing aid consultation is recommended. At this appointment the audiologist will ask various questions about your lifestyle, listening needs and budget to determine the best hearing solution for you. If a hearing device is recommended, an in office demonstration allows each patient to experience the physical feeling, and sound quality of the instrument. At the end of this appointment, many patients opt to leave with a pair of demo hearing aids, returning in one week to report back on their experience.
Family ENT offers a variety of hearing aid styles, from completely in the ear to open fit behind the ear hearing aids. The price of hearing aids is dependent upon lifestyle needs and hearing aid technology. Patients who are fit with hearing aids have a 30 day trial period. At the end of the trial period should a patient opt to return their hearing aids; a refund for the cost of the hearing devices will be given.
Once a patient decides to keep their hearing aids, a three year manufacturers warranty is provided with each device. We suggest returning every 6 months for a hearing aid cleaning and check.