If you are looking for comprehensive hearing care, you’ve found the right place with The Beaufort Sound. Our services include a complete range of hearing tests for everyone from infants to adults, as well as fitting, programming, adjusting and repairing hearing aids. We offer tinnitus testing and treatment and also specialize in balance and vertigo issues related to the inner ear. We also offer custom earmolds and musician monitors.
Our audiologist Dr. Bridge at The Beaufort Sound works to improve his patience lifestyle by identifying the best way to treat their individual hearing issues.
Just as you use both eyes to see clearly, you need two ears to hear clearly. Some of the benefits of being able to hear with both ear include: Better understanding of speech; your brain can focus on the conversation you want to hear. Better sound identification; often, with just one hearing ear, many noises and words sound alike. But with two ears, sounds are more easily distinguishable. Larger hearing range; a person can hear sounds from a further distance with two ears, rather than just one; a voice that’s barely heard at 10 feet with one ear can be heard up to 40 feet with two ears. Better understanding in group and noisy situations. Localization; hearing with both ears allows you to better determine where a sound is coming from. As well as, feeling of balanced hearing; two-eared hearing results in a feeling of balanced reception of sound, hearing with one ear creates an unbalanced feeling.
Infant Hearing Tests
Hearing Aid Consultations
Hearing Aid Fitting
Real-Ear Measurements for Hearing Aids
Real-ear measurements are widely regarded as the best way to ensure that your hearing aids are properly treating your hearing loss. According to the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA), “With real-ear testing, the clinician is able to measure the actual sound delivered by a distinct hearing aid to a specific individual, thus allowing for a more accurate fitting.” Real-ear measurements are taken by using probe tubes in the ear canal and are performed during the hearing aid fitting process. This highly customized process verifies that your hearing aids are accurately meeting your specific hearing needs.
Hearing Aid Repairs
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Your hearing consultation
- Otoscopy (visual examination of the tympanic membrane and external auditory canal)
- Acoustic reflexes
- Pure tone air and bone conduction
- Speech testing to include speech reception threshold and speech discrimination
- Otoacoustic emissions
After testing, Dr. Bridge will counsel each patient on the results of the examination. If any hearing loss is determined, he will recommend the best solutions for you, based on your degree and type of hearing loss, your lifestyle, and your budget.