Audiology

Audiology at Summit Medical Group offers testing to identify and manage hearing and balance disorders. Our audiologists assess hearing in infants, children, adolescents, and adults. They also can evaluate patients who are experiencing dizziness and they can treat hearing loss.

If you need a hearing aid, our audiologists can help you select a state-of-the-art hearing device that addresses your needs. We also will fit the device properly so that it is comfortable and performs well.

Our friendly, experienced staff is eager to tell you about the latest technologies in the field of audiology.

Evening and weekend hours are available.

Speech Pathology Services

Speech pathology involves treatment to improve verbal communication. A speech pathologist evaluates disorders and anatomical issues that can cause speech and language problems.

Our speech pathologists also diagnose and treat swallowing problems and cognitive difficulties with communication.

If you need speech pathology, our audiologists can refer you to our speech pathology service.

Hearing Loss Services

Hearing loss (or hearing impairment) is defined as hearing problems in one or both ears. It includes the inability to hear the range of sounds that is normal for most people. People with hearing loss or hearing impairment might hear some sounds, but they also might hear no sounds.

Our audiologists can teach patients with hearing loss about leading-edge hearing aid technology and communication strategies to manage in difficult listening situations.

If you think you might be experiencing hearing loss, take our Five-minute Hearing Test. Your results can help determine whether you should be evaluated and treated for hearing loss.

Please visit our Ear Specialty Center to learn more about treatments for the ear.

Infants, Young Children, and Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is the most common developmental abnormality found at birth. Data show that 3 in every 1000 babies are born with hearing loss each year in the United States.1

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Reference
Vohr B. Overview: Infants and children with hearing loss, Part I. Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev. 2003;9:62-64.