Central Oregon Audiology and Hearing Clinic offers a comprehensive range of audiology services in the Redmond and Bend, OR area. In addition to treating patients with hearing loss, tinnitus and balance disorders, we have a full-scale hearing aids dispensing program. In addition, we provide a number of programs geared toward those suffering from hearing loss including classes focusing on aural rehabilitation, professional in service training for elder care providers, and mobile hearing conservation and community outreach programs.
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Hearing tests are designed to measure an individual’s hearing sensitivity over different frequencies. They help to determine whether hearing loss exists, and allow an audiologist to develop an appropriate treatment plan.
Cochlear Assessment and Mapping
Cochlear implants are devices that enable patients who can’t benefit from hearing aids – such as those with severe or profound hearing loss – to perceive sound. Rather than amplifying sounds, as hearing aids do, cochlear implants bypass damaged portions of the inner ear and stimulate the auditory nerve directly.
In order to offer hearing technology support to rural residents, Central Oregon Audiology operates a pair of mobile dispensary and service centers in Burns and Prineville. We suggest individuals who suspect hearing loss, know they have hearing loss and require hearing devices, or already have hearing devices purchased from Central Oregon Audiology or elsewhere take advantage of the opportunity and stop by for a visit.
Tinnitus is the perception of sound within the ear. It is usually described as a ringing noise, but can also sound like hissing, roaring, whooshing, clicking, chirping, whistling or buzzing. It varies in pitch and volume, may occur in one or both ears and can be an occasional nuisance or a constant irritation. Tinnitus affects about 1 in 5 Americans.
Balance & Dizziness
A balance disorder is any condition that makes you feel dizzy or unsteady, even without actual movement. This is of special concern to older adults, putting them at greater risk of falling; this can lead to serious injury such as a hip fracture. Studies show between 12 and 67 percent of elderly individuals who fracture a hip die within a year. Figuring out what is causing dizziness is important, regardless of your age.
Custom Ear Plugs
Custom ear plugs offer excellent protection from potential hearing loss. Because ears vary in size and shape, the most effective ear plugs will be custom made from molds of your ears. We offer a variety of custom ear plugs designed specifically for different activities.