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Audiology

The audiology department is located on the first floor of the Gottlieb Professional Office Building. It provides testing and rehabilitative services for individuals with hearing impairments (from infants to geriatric), problems related to the ear, tinnitus (ringing or noises in the ear) and dizziness.

All evaluations are made by an audiologist who has a master's or doctorate degree in audiology, a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology and is licensed by the State of Illinois.

Services

When you come in for an appointment, an audiologist will test your hearing to determine the degree and nature of your hearing loss, and determine the best way to enhance your hearing.

If you need a hearing aid, our audiologists can recommend the most appropriate one for you and then perform the computerized hearing aid fittings and adjustments, teach correct use, care and maintenance, provide regular checks and cleanings, and make some repairs. Various hearing aid supplies including batteries also are available.

We also provide assistive listening devices, which can help the user hear the television and telephone or provide alerts to doorbells, alarms or phones. The audiologist can help you select the appropriate device and teach you how to use it.

Audiology staff also can provide non-amplified custom ear molds and ear protection for people repeatedly exposed to loud noise, such as musicians, construction, factory or aviation workers. Custom swim molds are available for those with swimmer's ear, perforation of the ear drum or pressure equalization (PE) tubes.

Electronystagmography, a test of the balance system, is another service we offer. This test is performed upon the recommendation of your physician.

An Otoacoustic emmission (OAE) screening test also is available. While the test is available to all ages for various ear conditions, it is most useful to assess the inner ear function of young children where it is diffucult to obtain subjective responses.

For more information or to make an appointment, call (708) 538-5747.

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