An audiologist is a professional educated in the study of normal and impaired hearing. At Mountain Region Speech and Hearing Center we offer a full service audiology program that you can rely on for complete hearing health, from comprehensive testing and evaluation to effective personal care.
Our professionally trained, licensed and certified audiologist with provide you with a complete hearing evaluation followed by a thorough explanation of the results. If the test indicates you would benefit from the use of a hearing aid or assistive listening device, Dr. Kelly Dixon will prescribe the aid that best suits your hearing needs.
Mountain Region Speech and Hearing Center carries many brands of hearing aids and each brand is offered in many different models. Today’s hearing aids can be programmed to fit your lifestyle. Furthermore, you have a 30-day trial period as well as guidance in how to benefit from the use of your new hearing aid. In addition, you will receive free hearing aid checks through the life of your hearing aid warranty.
If you are interested in learning more about hearing aids or assistive technology, please call at (423) 246-4600.
Did you know two to three out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born deaf or hard-of-hearing?
The level of academic achievement of children of hearing loss is directly related ...to quantity, quality, and timing of the speech-language services children receive.
Risk factors for hearing loss include:
- Premature birth
- Remaining in NICU on a ventilator
- History of high bilirubin requiring a transfusion
- Administration of ototoxic medications (IV antibiotics)
- Family history of childhood hearing loss
- Frequent ear infections
- Meningitis or cytomegalovirus
- Exposed to very loud sounds or noises even of brief duration
MRSHC offers a variety of pediatric services to benefit your child including:
- Follow-up to newborn hearing screenings; behavioral assessments, such as VRA (visual reinforcement audiometry), CPA (conditioned play audiometry) or conventional audiometry.
- CAPD—assessment to diagnose central auditory processing disorders
- Hearing aids and FM systems.
One in six Americans has a communication disability. Communication disorders negatively affect the education, employment and well-being of many of your neighbors.
At Mountain Region Speech and Hearing Center, we can provide you with:
- Hearing evaluations
- Hearing aid consultations and fittings
- CAPD—assessment for central auditory processing disorders