Professional Audiology & Hearing Aid Services for Residents of Wesley Chapel, FL & Surrounding Areas
Audiology, or the science of hearing, is an important practice at Scotch Institute of Ear Nose & Throat in Wesley Chapel, Florida. ENT physician Dr. Brett Scotch works closely with our in-office licensed audiologists, Barbara Drobes, MS, CCC-A, Heather Untied-Leonard, AuD, and Michelle Birriel, AuD to provide exceptional audiology services for patients looking to protect or enhance their hearing health.
Hearing loss isn’t always a byproduct of growing older. Occasionally, there is an underlying medical issue that is causing the impaired hearing, such as a bacterial infection, wax buildup, or tumor. Unlike wholesale retailers and stores that sell hearing aids with basic tests rather than specialized medical evaluations, our audiology patients benefit from the expertise of both an audiologist and an ENT physician in one location. As a Scotch Institute of ENT audiology patient, you’ll be given a comprehensive audio evaluation to determine the source and extent of your hearing loss and whether further medical attention is necessary to improve your hearing health.
Should this examination indicate the need for a hearing aid, our audiology specialist will help you find your ideal instrument based on your unique health requirements and personal preferences. We carry a wide selection of hearing aids of every size, style and price range from trusted manufacturers such as Widex, Phonak, Oticon, and Starkey, known for their leading-edge technology and dependable service. Many options are available for programming and special features, such as rechargeable batteries, iphone and android phone pairing, and Bluetooth technology. Once a hearing aid is selected, you’ll be able to try it on in our office. We recommend you bring along a family member or friend, as it is often helpful to use a familiar voice when testing a hearing aid.
In addition to hearing aid selection and fitting, Scotch Institute offers the following audiology services right here in our Wesley Chapel, FL, office:
- Hearing aid repair and programming
- Hearing conservation and protection
- Custom ear molds
- Custom recreational and professional ear plugs
- Hearing testing for adults and children
Our audiology testing services include:
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) assessment
- Speech audiometry
- Pure tone audiometry
- Acoustic reflex testing
- Otoacoustic emissions (assessment of inner ear function)
- Tympanometry (assessment of middle ear function)
Contact Scotch Institute of ENT in Wesley Chapel, FL, today to receive more information about our comprehensive audiology services.