Advanced Hearing Center of Kentuckiana

At Advanced ENT Hearing Center our expert team of Audiology professionals, who have either Master’s or Doctoral degrees, provides comprehensive diagnostic services for hearing and balance disorders. Our staff of Audiologists work in each of our office locations and are licensed in both Kentucky and Indiana. Working alongside the doctors, our audiologists provide the best possible evaluation and treatment of hearing disorders and communication needs. Diagnostic testing is available for adults (18+).

Causes of Hearing Loss

One of the most common “myths” about hearing loss is that only “old people” suffer from it! In fact, the reverse is true! The majority (65%) of people with hearing loss are younger than 65 and six million people in the U.S. between 18 and 44 suffer from hearing loss.

The primary causes of hearing loss are:

  • Exposure to noise,
  • family history of hearing loss,
  • medicine,
  • the aging process,
  • disease and
  • head trauma.

Our Audiologic services include:

  • Comprehensive hearing evaluations to determine hearing health
  • Tympanometry (test for presence of fluid in ears)
  • Otoacoustic emissions testing (OAEs) (simple, non-invasive test for hearing defects)
  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) (screening test to monitor for hearing defects)
  • Electro/Videonystagmography (ENG/VNG)  (diagnostic test to determine cause of balance dysfunction)
  • Electrocochleography (ECochG) (diagnostic test to determine cause of balance dysfunction)
  • Treatment of benign positional vertigo (BPV) (dizziness)
  • Fitting of custom earmolds for water and hearing protection

Hearing Healthcare

It is our mission to improve your quality of life through effective hearing healthcare. Our staff fit a wide array of the highest quality hearing aids. Not only will you be fitted with the best the industry has to offer, but we will strive to keep you happy with your hearing aids for years to come.

Complete hearing healthcare is an essential component to success with your hearing aids. As part of our complete hearing healthcare program, our patients receive services to ensure quality hearing outcomes. The sounds of your life are so important – we don’t want you to miss a minute of them!

Our hearing healthcare program includes:

  • Hearing aid evaluations
  • Advanced diagnostic testing
  • Hearing aid dispensing/fitting
  • Cleaning and maintenance of hearing aids
  • Hearing instrument evaluations and re-programming
  • Audiometric hearing screenings
  • Repairs-in-house and manufacturer repairs
  • Hearing aid programming for a wide variety of makes and models

Hearing statistics

  • 3 in 10 people over age 60 have hearing loss
  • 1 in 6 baby boomers (born 1946-1964), or 14.6%, have a hearing problem
  • 1 in 14 Generation X-ers (born 1965-1980), or 7.4%, already have hearing loss
  • At least 1.4 million children (18 or younger) have hearing problems
  • It is estimated that 3 in 1,000 infants are born with serious to profound hearing loss.

There are four types of hearing loss

  • Conductive: This could be caused by something as simple as earwax buildup!
  • Sensorineural: This is caused when tiny hairs in the cochlea are missing or damaged.
  • Mixed: This is a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss.
  • Central: Strokes and central nerve diseases are often the cause of this type of hearing loss.

Types of Hearing Loss

Not all hearing loss can be corrected through the use of hearing aids or alternative listening devices. The type of hearing loss determines the specific treatment required.

Hearing Aid Assistance

If you have questions about or need assistance with your hearing aid, you can contact your service location:

New Albany – 812-945-3557 x1916

Kentucky – 502-995-5525
Breckenridge – x1123
Gagel – x4047
Shelbyville – x4047

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