Our Services

Comprehensive Hearing Evaluations

Pure-tone Audiometry: Hearing sensitivity or loss is quantified by using pure tones controlled by a dual-channel clinical audiometer and presented through earphones and a bone vibrator. Narrow-band masking noise is used when appropriate.

Speech Audiometry: Awareness of speech sensitivity, auditory discrimination of speech sounds, and hearing adequacy for everyday speech are evaluated with speech delivered through earphones and loudspeakers. Phonetically balanced word lists are presented to the patient via the audiometer by CD recordings. Understanding of speech in noise is evaluated by the QUICK-SIN.

Impedance Audiometry: The middle ear and the acoustic reflex are assessed with a clinical electroacoustic bridge, which can activate the acoustic reflex with either contralateral or ipsilateral test tones. Eardrum mobility and middle ear pressure are evaluated ipsilaterally and contralaterally. This is uded to rule out any middle ear pathology, eustachain tube dysfunction and to ensure that cranial nerves V, VII, and VIII are functioning properly. This determines, with other tests, if the hearing loss is medically treatable.

Otoacoustic Emission Testing (OAEs)

An otoacoustic emission test (OAE) measures an acoustic response that is produced by the inner ear (cochlea), which in essence bounces back out of the ear in response to a sound stimulus.

Hearing Aid Prescription & Fitting

After a comprehensive hearing evaluation Dr. Waters will provide you with his professional opinion on treatment for your hearing loss. This could include one or two hearing aids in many different sizes and technologies. Dr. Larry Waters dispenses all sizes available (behind-the-ear, in-the-ear, half shell, in-the-canal, completely-in-the-canal). We also deal with many types of technology ( basic digital, supreme digital, and premium digital). The style of hearing instrument recommended is based upon the audiometric results and has nothing to do with cosmetic appeal.

Cochlear Implant Evaluations and Mapping

High tech hearing comes to Mohave County – with the addition of cochlear implant and bone anchored hearing aid services through our practice. Basically, hearing aids amplify sound. But, no matter how loud the sound the hearing aid produces, a profoundly hearing-impaired person can’t process the information. A cochlear implant doesn’t make the sounds louder — it bypasses the damaged part of the ear (cochlea) and sends sound directly to the auditory (hearing) nerve.
Audiological evaluations in conjuction with CT, MRI, and other sophisticated tests can determine if a cochlear implant is a viable option.
Cochlear impmlants can be performed on children as young as 12 months with no upper age limit providing overall health condition can tolerate the procedure.
We currently service Advanced Bionics and Cohlear Americas implants.

Assistive Listening Devices

We have a wide selection of Assistive Listening Devices: Amplified telephones; Cellular phone adaptors; Personal television amplifiers; Personal pocket talkers; Sonic alarm clocks with bed vibrator; Door bell alerts and much more.

Treatment for Tinnitus

Ear Molds & Swim Molds

These include ear molds for behind the ear hearing aids, swim plugs, musicians ear plugs, motor cyclists ear protection, custom ear molds for cellular telephones, I-pods, TV and Radio announcers, Pilot molds and custom molds for hearing protection at work, home, and sports activities.
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