Audiology
Audiology

WMH Audiology

Assessment & Treatment for Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a common problem for people in America. While most people start to have notable hearing loss as they enter old age, hearing disorders can affect people of any age- including infants. At Wyandot Memorial Hospital, our team is trained to work with newborns, children, and adults. If you suspect that you or someone in your family is losing their hearing, we can perform a comprehensive assessment to determine if hearing loss is present and what the best solution might be.

Our services include:

  • Hearing evaluations
  • Ear cleaning and wax removal
  • Hearing aid demo trials before purchase
  • Hearing aid adjustments and cleaning

When to See an Audiologist

Annual checkups with an audiologist are recommended so that a professional can assess your hearing and let you know if there is any damage. Hearing loss can sometimes be prevented if early intervention is taken. Many people, however, do not think to visit an audiologist until they have a problem with their ears. Aside from hearing loss, one of the more common reasons people visit the audiologist is to clean excess earwax.

Earwax is actually good for you. It protects your ear canal from bacteria and germs, and most earwax cleaning products can actually hurt your ears and prevent earwax from doing its job. Excess earwax, however, can be painful and impact your hearing. You should leave the cleaning to a professional.

Some symptoms an audiologist can help you with include:

  • Hearing a “phantom” buzzing or ringing sound (tinnitus)
  • Ear injuries
  • Ear infections
  • Inability to hear high pitched sounds
  • Difficulty hearing in crowds
  • Ear pain
  • Pressure in the ear

We Are Here for All of Your Hearing Needs

In addition to standard audiology services, our team also offers:

  • CaptionCall phone for patients who struggle to hear on the phone. The phone has amplified sound and provides captions on a touch screen. Our audiologists can order this phone for you at no cost after you receive an assessment.
  • Payment arrangements on hearing aids up to 12 months for patients.
  • Rechargeable hearing aids that can be paired with a smartphone.
  • Custom hearing protection for people who work in a factory, shoot firearms, or are in a band.
  • Custom swim plugs for kids, or adults, who struggle with swimmer’s ear or have tubes in their ears that cannot get wet.

For more information about our audiology services, contact us at (419) 294-4991 ext. 2297. You can also email jelchert@wyandotmemorial.org with any questions or concerns.