Is It Time for a Hearing Test?
Hearing loss is a sudden or gradual decrease in how well you can hear. It is one of the most common conditions affecting older and elderly adults. Having trouble hearing can make it hard to understand and follow a doctor’s advice, to respond to warnings, and to hear doorbells and alarms. It can also make it hard to enjoy talking with friends and family. All of this can be frustrating, embarrassing, and even dangerous.
Do you have trouble hearing in a noisy room?
Do you have more trouble hearing women than men?
Do you ask others to repeat themselves?
Do you avoid going out because you’ll struggle to hear?
Do you notice any ringing or buzzing sounds in either ear?
We Treat Your Hearing
We have years of experience providing exceptional hearing healthcare to individuals of all ages. Each patient is unique in what they do with their lives, and that’s taken into account when providing them with the best solution to their hearing loss and tinnitus. Many factors such as severity of hearing loss, lifestyle, activities
What to Expect During Your First Visit.
The first step in any evaluation is to assess your current health and your health history with an audiologist. Hearing loss can be associated with common diseases such as diabetes or noise exposure that occurred many years ago. Dr. Kovel will further her understanding of your hearing needs, history, and current health by discussing your health history.
The entire ear, outer, middle and inner, will be evaluated. An otoscope is used to evaluate the outer ear and ear canal. The middle and inner ear are tested in a soundproof room with a series of tones through earphones, known as air conduction, as well as through a bone oscillator, known as bone conduction. Your ability to understand speech in quiet and in noise will also be evaluated.
If additional middle ear testing is required, an
Detailed Case History
Middle Ear Testing
Inner Ear Testing
“Doctor Kovel provides expert assistance in making my hearing aid experience as good as can be expected. Today’s appointment cleared up a problem where streamed audio directly to my hearing aids was accompanied by a clicking sound. Doctor Kovel called the manufacturer and rectified the problem within a few minutes.”