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Schedule a Hearing Test
Are you concerned about hearing loss? Schedule a hearing test with one of our Audiologists. Call us at (978) 816-2690 to schedule your appointment.
Our Expertise Makes the Difference
It's important to know who's evaluating your hearing. At Beverly Hospital, you'll be seen by a licensed audiologist who has completed either a Masters or Doctorate degree in Audiology. As members of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) audiologists must pass a national competency examination, complete a full-time clinical internship, and adhere to a strict Code of Ethics in order to maintain state licensure. Their extensive training provides superior evaluations, testing, ear measurements and fittings, along with something equally valuable . . . peace of mind.
The Beverly Hospital Audiology Department has been designated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) as a Level II Designated Newborn Diagnostic Hearing Center. Fewer than 20 hospitals in the state have this designation, which enhances the level of care and services we can offer when hearing loss is suspected in newborns. It allows us to perform more specialized diagnostic testing on site, and connect parents to the resources they need in a more timely and efficient manner.
Our services include:
Comprehensive Diagnostic Testing for Children and Adults
- ENG/VNG testing for balance disorders
- Occupational Health Screenings
Hearing Aid Program for Diagnosed Hearing Loss
- Exceptional continuity of care
- Innovative Hearing Technologies
- Custom fit and adjustments
- Ear Protection and Assistive Devices
Hearing Aid Technology - New Trends
Hearing aids have always been able to amplify sounds, but today's hearing aid technology allows the devices to amplify in the range of sounds with which you may need help, but without over amplifying sounds you may hear well.
Most hearing aids today are digital, which allows the audiologist to program the aid to fit your requirements both acoustically and environmentally. The digital technology will automatically adapt to the environment so that you can follow conversations even in challenging situations. If your hearing changes, it is simply a matter of reprogramming your hearing device to meet your new needs.
The newer devices also come with Bluetooth wireless capability enabling you to connect to devices such as cell phone, TV and MP3 players. Many devices also have battery charging capabilities, making it easier for the wearer who may have difficulty replacing small batteries.
Other new advances in technology allow us to aid even the most challenging degrees of hearing loss with technologies such as open fit, automatic feedback cancellation, directional microphones, and synchronized sound processing. With all these great new advancements along with sleek, miniaturized design, we are able to meet the expectation of people who are experiencing hearing and communication difficulties.