Audiology Clinic

Audiology Services

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 clinic 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 will 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. Matthew Brady 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 us at (423) 246-4600.

Adult Services

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders estimates that 25% of Americans aged 65-74 have disabling hearing loss. This figure increases to 50% for adults aged 75 and up. Untreated hearing loss has been negatively linked with lower quality of life scores and lower life-time earning potential as well as health issues including depression, anxiety, and social isolation.

The Audiology Clinic at MRSHC offers the following Audiological Services:

  • Audiological (hearing) evaluations
  • Audiological screenings (for large groups)
  • Hearing aid services including consultations, dispensing, repairs, and programming.
  • CAPD—assessment for central auditory processing disorders

Pediatric Services

Did you know two to three out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born deaf or hard-of-hearing?  Academic achievement for children with hearing loss is directly related the timeliness of appropriate intervention.

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

The Audiology Clinic at MRSHC offers the following pediatric audiological services:

  • Central Auditory Processing Disorder testing (aka APD)
  • Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) testing
  • Visual Reinforced Audiometry
  • Conditioned Play Audiometry
  • Middle ear measures