Trusted Hearing Aid Brands:ReSound, Widex, Oticon, Phonak, Hansaton, Siemens (Sivantos, Insignia), Unitron, Rexton, Audina, SeboTek, Sonic Innovations, Bernafon, Starkey, Micro-Tech, & Westone.
Our typical hearing evaluation consists of: air and bone conduction testing, speech reception thresholds (SRT), speech discrimination testing, speech-in-noise testing, comfortable loudness scaling, tympanometry, and video otoscopy. Based on the results, our audiologist will recommend the appropriate hearing treatment for you, whether that is hearing protection, referral to a physician for medical treatment, or hearing aids. In the context of hearing aids, this is a crucial first step as a rushed, inaccurate test results in poor programming and sound quality. Our patients return annually for updated evaluation to ensure that hearing aid adjustments are made as your hearing changes over time.
Hearing Aid Adjustments
After a thorough diagnostic evaluation and assessment of your listening needs, we use the most advanced equipment, including real ear verification, to program your hearing aids. Most modern hearing aids employ computerized digital processing, however we are more than equipped to work with analog devices.
Hearing Aid Repairs
Our staff of audiology assistants are ready to perform basic repairs on all makes and models of hearing aids in a state-of-the-art, full-service lab. Most repairs can be completed while you wait. For extensive repairs, we’ll have the work performed by your hearing aid manufacturer and lend you an appropriate hearing aid to use until yours returns.
Hearing Aid Cleanings and Maintenance
The majority of poorly functioning hearing aids simply need a thorough cleaning. Not only are you taught very basic self-maintenance tips, we put each patient on an individualized cleaning and service plan to keep your hearing aids working to their potential. While today’s hearing aids are extremely durable, routine maintenance remains crucial to get the most out of them. This service is done on a walk-in basis and always complimentary.
Cerumen (ear wax) Removal
While ear wax serves to protect our ear canals from outside debris, too much accumulation can results in significant decrease in hearing. Ear wax can be safely removed from the ear by using a simple tool or, in more serious instances, with the aid of suction or flushing devices. Our audiologist will always check your ears and perform this service as needed.
Tinnitus Evaluation and Treatment
Tinnitus is a condition that afflicts millions of people, some with hearing loss and some without. Unfortunately, there is a shortage of information and treatment options for patients. Wolfpack Hearing Clinic offers support. Our audiologist will incorporate tinnitus loudness and pitch matching tests during your evaluation. Treatment options include hearing aids with tinnitus masking options and rehabilitation programs such as tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT).
Hearing loss is perhaps the most under-recognized and unreported injury in the workforce. While over 30 million American workers are impacted, work-related hearing loss is easily prevented. If your place of business has a high level of noise, it is your responsibility as an employer to provide hearing evaluations and adequate protection against hearing loss for your employees. Wolfpack Hearing Clinic is proud to serve Fayetteville and surrounding areas with test and hearing conservation for the workplace.
Audiology was born around World War II as a profession focused on rehabilitation. Through the years, we’ve witnessed a transition to a field often focused on strictly technology for treatment. This is not always a good thing. Appropriately programmed hearing aids do a great job of delivering sound to the brain. However, imagine going decades without hearing sound. The brain forgets what to do with it. If you don’t use it, you lose it! Thus, it is important to understand the aspect of “retraining the brain” when it comes to hearing loss. The more you hear and practice, the faster your speech processing will improve. Wolfpack aims to eliminate the complaint, “I can hear, but I can’t understand.” If you struggle greatly with speech processing, resulting in decreased benefit with your hearing aids, we can help. Your audiologist will devise a rehabilitation plan to increase your processing abilities, whether that involves 1 on 1 coaching or using mobile/computer software with auditory training. We can track your progress and demonstrate quality results.
Assisted Listening Devices (ALD)
Assistive Listening Devices serve a wide array of functions to help patients hear better in difficult listening environments. These devices are most often meant to be used in conjunction with hearing devices. Assisted Listening Devices that utilize Bluetooth can be paired with wireless, digital hearing aids. As a result, the hearing aids can communicate directly with media devices such as cell phones, TV, computers, mp3 players, and more. Furthermore, you can pair your hearing aids to a microphone strategically placed near people you want to listen to, such as a presenter at a business meeting, teacher at school, and the preacher at church. This means you can hear the sound you want to hear without all of the competing background noise. When used with hearing aids, assistive listening technology can increase your hearing potential with hearing aids, creating a powerful combination. The products below are a sampling of the technologies available for purchase. For individuals who prefer not to wear hearing aids, there are plenty of options for the TV, phone, etc.
Ear Molds and Hearing Protection
The world is noisier than ever and those afflicted with noise-induced hearing loss are younger than ever. Wolfpack Hearing Clinic offers several solutions to protect your ears, whether you need them for mowing the lawn, rock concerts, hunting or shooting, loudly snoring spouse, or to use as headphones for your mp3 player. Custom ear molds are a great option for those who use very powerful hearing aids for severe-profound hearing loss to ensure that sound is funneled directly to the eardrum, thus preventing significantly decreased volume and feedback. Custom ear molds can also be used with patients who have outer ear anomalies or very narrow ear canals to ensure proper retention of your hearing aids. We can make high quality ear molds for just about any purpose, with any appearance, and in any style.
Due to the level of follow-up service we provide, the majority of our patients have little to worry about other than wearing and removing their hearing aids. However, there are individuals who require additional service at home. Examples include those who produce a lot of ear wax, individuals who perspire more than typical, or those prone to itchiness or irritation while wearing hearing aids. Wolfpack offers an array of products aimed to address the special needs of our patients, whether it is daily ointment, portable hearing aid dryers, or wax filtration systems. Ask one of our staff about these products.