The first step in meeting your hearing needs is a comprehensive Audiologic evaluation. Hearing testing is completed in a soundproof environment and can provide information about:
- Amount of hearing loss.
- Type of hearing loss.
- Middle ear function.
- Ability to understand speech.
- Need for hearing aids or assistive listening devices.
Hearing Aid Evaluation
Based on you hearing test results, your audiologist may recommend the use of hearing aids. If so, an appointment will be scheduled for a hearing aid evaluation. This consultation will determine if you would benefit from hearing aids and, if so, the best prescription for your specific hearing loss and lifestyle.
Real Ear Measurement
This state-of-the-art computerized test measures how sound changes as it travels through the hearing aid into the ear canal, allowing your audiologist to then adjust the hearing aids accurately to fit your needs.
Hearing Aid Fitting & Orientation
Adjusting to hearing aids may take time, support and understanding. During your hearing aid fitting, your audiologist will discuss realistic expectations, better listening strategies and helpful communication techniques. The use and care of the hearing aids will also be discussed. Family members or friends are always welcome at this appointment.
Southcoast gives all hearing aid customers a 30-day trial period, allowing users time to try the hearing aids in everyday situations. Hearing aid follow-up appointments are scheduled with the 30-day trial period to help solve any adjustment issues and assess performance.
If you purchase hearing aids, you will receive a reminder card to schedule a six month follow-up appointment. During this free visit, your hearing aids will be cleaned and analyzed by computer to ensure that they are providing the maximum benefit possible. You are encouraged to schedule an appointment at any time if you have any questions about your hearing aids. To protect your hearing aids and receive full benefit from their use, we recommend yearly evaluations.
Assistive listening devices, such as telephone amplifiers, FM Systems, and systems for television are also available. These specialized devices can enhance communication and significantly improve the quality of life. Ask your Primary Care Physician for a referral to Audiology Services at Southcoast Rehabilitation Services.
Southcoast Rehabilitation offers complete diagnostic evaluations provided by certified, licensed audiologists.
Comprehensive services and products are provided for the hearing impaired, including:
- Hearing evaluation.
- Hearing aids.
- Assistive listening devices such as personal amplification products for telephone and television.
- Earmold impressions for custom products such as hearing protectors, swim molds and musicians' earplugs.
Don't let a hearing problem interfere with your life or career. Call your doctor and ask if the Southcoast Audiology services are right for you.
Audiology services are offered at the following locations:
Durfee Union Mills
283 Pleasant Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Dartmouth Place, Mashpee Building
49 State Road
N. Dartmouth, MA 02747