Address

2785 Veach Rd, Owensboro, KY

Clinic Hours:

9:00am – 5:00pm (Mon-Fri) 

Clinic Number

(270)685-1755 or Toll-Free 1-800-416-2434

Providing a Full Range of Audiology & Hearing Aid Services

The Hearing Center provides a full range of audiological services, including complete hearing evaluations, tinnitus evaluations, hearing aid consultations, hearing aid customization, aural rehabilitation, and all necessary follow-up care.

We utilize the most up-to-date and sophisticated hearing aid technologies from leading hearing aid manufacturers from around the world.

Our team of audiologists, Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialists, and support staff attend training annually to provide the latest in hearing healthcare to better serve our clientele.

Convenient Hearing Care Services

In-Office Consultations

The most preferred method to provide hearing services to you is by you making an appointment and being seen in our offices.

In-your-home Visits

If for some reason, you or a loved one is not capable to come to our office, we can come to your home and provide hearing testing, fitting, adjustments and other services.

Hearing Aid Repairs

We provide repair services for ALL hearing aid brands, types and styles, whether you purchased them from us or not.

Services and Treatments

Routine Hearing Check-Ups

Just like your vision, It is important to have your hearing checked every year.

This evaluation is done to determine if a hearing loss is present; and if so, to detail the type and severity of the hearing loss. It also may provide insight into the cause of the hearing loss as well as guide the hearing care professional in making appropriate treatment recommendations.

The hearing test will take approximately 30 minutes. Following the hearing evaluation, our hearing professional will review your test results, discuss options, and answer any questions.

What Tests Will Be Done?

Ear Canal Pic
OTOSCOPIC EXAM
Looking in the ear canal to determine if the ear canal is free of earwax or other obstructions, as well as to inspect the condition of the eardrum.
CASE HISTORY
 
A case history gives us a more complete picture of your general health and hearing issues, including ringing in the ears (tinnitus), noise exposure, or past physical ear issues or surgeries.

Before your hearing test, a medical history will be completed and the hearing care professional will want to hear about any complaints about your hearing.

We will pay special attention to any concerns you have about exposure to noise, tinnitus, and balance issues.

TYMPANOMETRY
Tympanometry is an acoustic evaluation of the middle ear and eardrum. This is done by creating variations of air pressure in the ear canal. Tympanometry is an objective test of middle-ear function. 
 
PURE-TONE AUDIOMETRY
Tones are presented at specific frequencies establishing the softest level of hearing at that frequency. Each ear is tested individually.
 
BONE CONDUCTION AUDIOMETRY 
Bone-conduction testing bypasses the outer and middle ear and directly into the inner ear. This test helps determine the type of hearing loss present.
SPEECH AUDIOMETRY

While pure-tone testing measures your hearing thresholds at specific frequencies, speech recognition testing measures your hearing comprehension.

We use two different tests to accomplish that.

Speech Recognition Thresholds. Determining the minimum hearing level for speech that is recognizable. These thresholds allow us to establish the level of awareness.
Word Recognition Scores. Single-syllable words are presented to see how well you can discriminate one word from another. With hearing loss, speech can be distorted and we need to know what speech sounds you can hear and which ones you are having difficulty with.

Other Tests May Include:

OTOACOUSTIC EMISSIONS (OAE)
Measures the hair cell function of the inner ear (cochlea). OAE emission refers to the sound generated within the cochlea in response to stimulation.

UNCOMFORTABLE LOUDNESS LEVELS (UCL)
UCLs are used to identify the sound levels that are perceived as “too loud.”

MOST COMFORTABLE LOUDNESS LEVELS (MCL)
MCLs are used to determine the most comfortable volume for speech for an individual.

Please Bring A Family Member or Friend

It is recommended that you bring a family member or friend with you for your the hearing test appointment. Most hearing care professionals agree that hearing loss is a family issue, that needs to be supported. It helps to have another supportive person at the appointment to help you understand the information and recommendations.

IF YOU NEED HEARING AIDS

The Hearing Center offers hearing aids from the finest hearing aid manufacturers from around the world.

A successful hearing outcome occurs with the integration of advanced hearing aid technology, expert provider programming, with caring follow-up and support services. The team of hearing professionals at The Hearing Center carefully matches your hearing loss, lifestyle, budget, and physical capabilities to recommend the correct hearing aid for you.

A wide range of technologies and features are available in every hearing aid style.

The cost of hearing aids generally depends on the technology level and feature set of the hearing aid selected and not the style. Modern digital hearing aids are typically offered in various technology levels, such as essential, advanced, premium, or premium plus levels. Within each level, different technologies and features are included.

Essential technology level hearing aids generally require the user to make some manual sound adjustments in different listening environments, such as adjusting the volume control up or down, or pushing a button to change listening programs.

In contrast, a premium or more advanced technology level hearing aid responds automatically and adjusts itself to changes in the wearer’s environment, making its changes based on the sounds being detected by the hearing aid. Generally, the hearing aid user is not required to make manual changes.

As the level of the technology increases in hearing aids, so does the availability of advanced features.

Unitron Hearing Aid Styles
Hearing aids come in a wide variety of styles to suit each individuals needs.

Bluetooth Hearing Aids

Watching TV using Bluetooth hearing aids.

Manufacturers aids are always looking for ways of making hearing aids better and more useful in people’s lives. Bluetooth technology is a huge leap forward in making it easier for hearing aid wearers’ to connect to various accessories and other external devices for improved sound quality.

Bluetooth hearing aids are wirelessly connected to televisions, and cell phones.

Bluetooth accessories are compatible with many styles of hearing aids, including behind-the-ear (BTE), mini-BTE, in-the-ear, and in-the-canal styles, though each manufacturer provides a different array of products and accessories that are Bluetooth-enabled.