ENT & Allergy Specialists North KY

Adult and Pediatric Diseases of the Ear, Nose
and Throat and Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

KY (859) 781-4900 OH (513) 631-1044

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Audiology Department & Hearing Aids


Our Audiologists


You should hear what you’ve been missing!

Allergy ENT Specialists is staffed by fully licensed, certified and dedicated audiologists. The audiology staff of Certified Hearing Aid Consultants is very experienced and uses the latest technology to analyze complex hearing problems, fit the latest technology in hearing instruments, and in the rehabilitation of hearing problems.

An audiologist is a university trained professional who has earned a Masters Degree or Doctorate in the identification and care of all types of hearing problems. The audiologist is the only person who can ensure that you receive a thorough, accurate hearing evaluation and that your hearing health care needs are met.

The Audiologists of Certified Hearing Aid Consultants are licensed by the States of Kentucky and Indiana and certified by both the American Academy of Audiology and American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.

Learn more at our North Kentucky Hearing Aids site.


Hearing Checklist

  • Misunderstand conversations?
  • Ask people to repeat certain words?
  • Avoid social situations where you find it harder to hear or understand?
  • Turn up the TV or radio so loud that it annoys others?
  • Have ringing, roaring or buzzing in your ears?
  • Think people mumble?
  • Hear better in one ear than the other?
  • Find women’s and children’s voices difficult to hear?

If you answer “yes” to one or more of these “warning signs,” you may have a hearing loss. 30% of people over age 65, and 70-80% of people over age 75 have a “significant” hearing impairment. In al, more than 28 million Americans have hearing loss.

Hearing loss develops so gradually most people don’t even notice it. Sometimes it takes someone close to you – such as a loved one – to let you know that you may have a hearing problem.


Easy Steps to Purchasing the Right Hearing Aid for You

Now that you have seen the doctor, how do you finally get the hearing aid that will help you hear better?

  • Schedule an appointment with one of our audiologists for a hearing aid selection by calling 859-781-4900. At the visit, the audiologist will discuss the different sizes and technologies of hearing aids. Based on your needs, the audiologist will help you select the best available hearing aid. Because hearing aids are custom made, an impression of your ears will be taken at this visit. Further testing of your hearing may also be conducted.
  • Approximately two weeks later, your hearing aids will be fitted to your ears. At this time you and your audiologist will discuss the care and maintenance of your new hearing aids. Your audiologist will continue to give you support and guidance in becoming accustomed to your new hearing aids. You will have an extended trial period to become adjusted to your hearing aids.

Hearing aids and related services are generally not covered by insurance companies, Medicare or Medicaid. Therefore, unless prior arrangements are made, payment is expected at the time the service is rendered.

Financing is available for the purchase of hearing aids. Please speak to on of our audiologist regarding this option.


Audiologic Services Include

  • Comprehensive Hearing Evaluations to determine hearing health
  • Tympanometry (test for presence of fluid in ears)
  • Otoacoustic emissions testing (OAEs) (simple, non-invasive test for hearing defects – particularly in children)
  • Electronystagmography (ENG) (diagnostic test to determine cause of balance dysfunction)
  • Electrocochleography(ECoG)(diagnostic test to look for Meniere’s disease)
  • Treatment of benign positional vertigo (BPV) (dizziness)
  • Fitting of custom earmolds for water and hearing protection
  • Fitting of custom quality sound filters for musicians and frequent concert patrons
  • Tinnitus evaluations, (ringing in the ears)

Hearing Aid Services Include

  • Hearing aid evaluations with Au.D or Ph.D. level Audiologists
  • Advanced diagnostic testing
  • Hearing aid dispensing/fitting
  • Periodic cleaning and maintenance of hearing aids
  • Hearing instrument evaluations and re-programming
  • Periodic hearing screenings
  • Hearing aid programming for a wide variety of makes and models
  • Wide variety of hearing instruments that feature wireless connectivity to the TV and phone

RIC

Receiver-In-The-Canal

These are very small receiver-in- the-canal devices that fit behind the ear. Sound travels from the nearly invisible instrument through a small tube or wire to a comfortable, tiny dome or speaker in the ear.

ITE

In-The-Ear

ITE devices are custom made and fill the concha (the bowl of the ear) and some portion of the ear canal. A broad range of circuit designs are available that allow
these devices to be used in individuals with a mild to severe hearing loss.

ITC

In-The-Canal

These devices are smaller than ITEs and fit only in the outer portion of the ear canal. ITCs are suitable for patients with a, mild- to-moderate hearing loss.

CIC

Completely-In-The-Canal

CICs are the smallest devices available and are cosmetically desirable because they fit deep in the canal and take advantage of the ear’s natural resonance and shape, allowing for a more natural sound quality.


Custom Ear Plug and MP3 Player Molds

Ear Plug and MP3 Player Molds


Balance Education

  • Meniere's Disease
  • Dizziness
  • Why Do We Fall

Hearing Education

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