Audiology and Hearing
Healthcare Services and Treatment

Hearing loss is not just a function of aging. Universal Newborn Hearing screenings exist because hearing loss occurs with infants, toddlers, children, and adults. The causes of hearing loss vary from genetic influences, excessive noise exposure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and smoking (including second hand smoke), ototoxic medications, and recurrent ear infections. Excessive cerumen (ear wax) - if impacted - or middle ear infections can cause mild to moderate hearing loss in an infant or child. This can significantly impede on their speech-language and learning development.

The importance of ruling out a medical condition is essential in the treatment of hearing loss and Dr. Martinetti, Certified Audiologist, will work closely with your physician to obtain the highest level of hearing healthcare.

Hearing Test with Dr. Martinetti

Diagnostic Services:

Hearing Evaluations: Infants & Children  »Details
Preparing Your Child for the Hearing Test

The diagnosis of hearing loss begins with an Audiologist that listens to the parent patient as the history is revealed. Soundfield Testing and “play audiometry” will asssit the audiologist in determining if your child has a hearing loss.

Outer Ear Examination: Otoscopy »Details
Outer Ear Examination

Dr. Martinetti will either use a video otoscope or, ear, nose, and throat surgeon illuminated microscope to carefully examine the external auditory canal and tympanic membrane (eardrum).

Ear Wax (Cerumen) Removal Services  »Details

Dr. Martinetti received his extensive training to remove impacted and excess cerumen under the direct supervision from an ear, nose, and throat surgeon. This procedure is always performed with an ear, nose, and throat illuminated microscope using suction, loop curettes, and or alligator forceps.

More Details on Ear Wax Removal
Middle Ear Testing »Details

Tympanometry and acoustic reflex testing are combined tests to assess the middle ear that may have congestion, fluid, or ear infection. An understanding of the middle ear function is necessary to rule out a medical problem.

Speech–In–Noise Testing »Details

High frequency hearing loss patients always say they have the most difficulty hearing in the “presence of background noise.” The Speech–In -Noise test not only allows us to understand the problem but provide a hearing solution that is custom designed for the individual hearing impaired patient.

Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears) Evaluation /Consultation  »Details

Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) may be intermittent or constant. This disorder may be debilitating or just an annoyance. All patients with tinnitus vary in their tolerance of tinnitus. Testing and consultation together allow us to prepare a realistic individual treatment program.

Hearing Aid Technology Solutions »Details

Following the detailed patient history, ear examination, hearing testing, and ruling out a medical problem we determine the amplification needs of the patient. Realistic hearing aid benefits and expectations are discussed with the patient, significant other, and/or family member.

Hearing loss is an invisible disorder. An audio and visual simulation of the patient’s hearing loss will be demonstrated to a family member or significant other.

The following factors influence the hearing aid system decisions

1. Physical Abilities
Can the hearing impaired patient be independent with the use, care, and maintenance of the hearing aid?
2. Lifestyle – What is important to the hearing impaired patient?
  • TV
  • Bridge
  • Sports
  • Meetings
  • Ability to communicate on the phone
  • Going out to noisy restaurants
  • Listening to music
  • Movies, theater, opera, concerts
  • Hearing aid size
3. Budget – We have a wide range of options from leading manufacturers.
We will recommend hearing aids and accessories for the patient and provide a live demonstration that will include:
  • Quiet and Background Noise
  • TV
  • Music
  • Telephone
Hearing Aid Fitting: What to Expect »Details

Real ear measurement and Speech Mapping technology are used to custom program the hearing aids. This technology is necessary to fine tune the hearing aids according to the patients optimal hearing potential. The dispensing Audiologist will work patiently and make every effort to teach the patient to be as independent with the use and daily maintenance of their hearing aids.  All patients are encouraged to bring a family member to learn about the hearing aid fitting process and follow up care.

At least 2-3 follow up visits are scheduled at the end of the initial hearing aid fitting.  All visits are included in the purchase price. There is never a charge to make adjustments to the hearing aids for as long as the patient is under the care of Dr. Martinetti.

Friends and Family Referral Rewards Program

As a satisfied patient we believe your recommendations to share your renewed ”Joy” of hearing is a powerful statement. When you refer a friend or family member with a hearing loss you will, in many cases, be changing their quality of thier life.

Every Friend or Family member referred will receive a $250 Coupon toward the purchase of their Hearing Instruments. In addition as a way of saying “Thank You” we will send an American Express or Visa Gift Card to you with our pesonal note expressing our sincere appreciation of you kind referrral.

Benefits of our Friends and Family Referral Rewards Program

  • Friends or Family members referred will receive a $250 coupon toward purchase of a set of Hearing Instruments.
  • Patient referring will receive an American Express or Visa Gift card when referring a Friend or Family member that purchases hearing instruments.
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