About Our Clinic
Hearing Health USA in Parma, OH is an advanced diagnostic and treatment facility. Our center is equipped with the following technology to help in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing impairments:
- Clinical audiometers
- Hearing aid analyzers
- Computerized probe-microphone
- Otoacoustic Emissions
- Dizzy & Vestibular Rehabilitation
- About Hearing Loss
About Hearing Loss
What is Digital Technology? The term digital is used so often today, it can be confusing. When a hearing aid is termed digital, it generally means the hearing aid uses 100% digital processing. In other words, the hearing aid is indeed a complete computer.
At Olsen Hearing we take the time to show you the latest technological improvements and to discuss the options available based on your hearing needs. Think of us as your Ambassador to better hearing.
Balance and Dizziness: V-ENG
Balance and Dizziness: V-ENG (video-electronystagmography) The inner ear is responsible for both hearing and balance. Electronystagmography (that’s why we call it ENG – it’s shorter) is a battery of tests designed to evaluate part of the inner ear balance system, as well as more “central” components that work together to keep you on an even keel.
Hearing Aid Evaluations
At the hearing aid evaluation, you and the provider will determine which type of hearing aid is best for you and your unique needs, including the style, circuit, and number of hearing aids necessary. This choice should reflect your needs, preferences, and budget, including your lifestyle and activity level, medical conditions, physical characteristics and limitations, cosmetic and style preferences, and financial expectations.
Audiometry is used to check how effective your hearing conservation measures are. It is needed if employees are exposed to high noise levels.
Screening audiometry is compulsory for employees exposed to 95dB (daily average exposure) and above, but the majority of tests we do are for employees exposed to noise levels in the 85-95dB range. Typical clients are in the metal, timber, plastics, packaging, glass, textile, paper, printing, raw material and drinks industry. Audiometry is the control mechanism to check the effectiveness of your hearing conservation measures. It is an early warning system, which enables the employer to take steps to reduce future harm. Claims for noise-induced hearing loss are still the most common occupational health (compensation) claim and audiometry will control future claims.
Employees with noise-induced hearing loss are identified, as are any changes which may have occurred since a previous test. Non-noise-induced hearing losses are of course also recorded. You receive the audiogram for each employee, with the individual evaluation, as well as a management report. We refer for a medical opinion if required. Each employee receives a written explanation.
We are in addition, able to offer full diagnostic hearing tests as well, including bone conduction, speech audiometry and tympanometry and hearing aid fitting, if required.
Tinnitus Diagnostic and Management
Many people experience ringing or other noise in the ear or head. We will evaluate the nature of this noise, make appropriate medical referrals, and discuss possibilities in management, such as tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT).
We value being a part of the local Parma, OH community and believe in treating our patients like family. We know that every person has different needs, and everyone has a unique lifestyle, that is why we are available to answer all your questions and provide the individualized support you need.
Hearing Health USA in Parma, OH is part of the Hearing Health USA network of healthcare providers, whose patient promise states: “We are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest level of hearing healthcare and to guide each individual through their journey to better hearing.”