Grand Rapids, MI – Conductive and sensorineural hearing loss are caused by age, damage in the inner ear, a buildup of wax, ear infections, or a ruptured eardrum. Since hearing loss occurs gradually, AVA Hearing Center serves patients struggling to communicate effectively, experiencing pain/discomfort in the ear, or avoiding social settings with background noise/crowds.
Choosing an audiologist is an important decision that requires careful consideration. This is why the facility comprises a team of licensed doctors of audiology and hearing instrument specialists to provide high-quality hearing aids, expertise, and experience. The audiologists are passionate about helping their patients hear again. They take time to listen, ask appropriate questions, and learn about their patient’s lifestyle/hearing needs before recommending solutions that would help them communicate easily or enjoy life more uninhibited.
AVA Hearing Center offers high-quality hearing aids to suit each patient’s needs and preferences. They have behind the ear, receiver in canal hearing aids with custom-fit earmolds and in the ear/in the canal hearing aids that can be customized to fit a patient’s unique ear. The hearing aids are outfitted with outstanding sound quality and advanced technology that enhances the listening experience. Depending on a patient’s preferences, they can choose hearing aids with communication apps, media streaming abilities, noise cancellation technology, AI voice commands, or translation features.
After a patient has found the hearing aids that match their needs/lifestyles, the audiologists perform a hearing aid fitting. AVA Hearing Center uses real-ear measurements to confirm hearing aid settings and provide outcome testing to validate a patient’s prescription. The team also guides patients on the correct methods of using their hearing aids by illustrating the features, providing instructions on cleaning/maintenance, and offering ongoing tech support.
After a week or two of use, the audiologists recommend a follow-up appointment where they check for any fitting issues or technological difficulties. Additionally, the staff provides repair and servicing of defective hearing aids that fail to turn on or have poor sound quality.
While AVA Hearing Center focuses on providing high-quality hearing aids, the audiologists use advanced tests to analyze a patient’s hearing. They utilize pure-tone/speech testing to discover sounds that are difficult to hear. To find a patient’s unique hearing threshold, the team uses several pitches and volumes. They also assess a patient’s ability to discriminate speech sounds and the functionality of their brains in filtering speech from background noise. Once they complete a hearing test, they prepare new treatment recommendations tailored to each patient.
Dr. Karen Jacobs established the practice in 1988 with the goal of providing professional hearing services, quality products, and extensive support for every hearing need. Since then, Dr. Karen and her team of audiologists have offered non-medical treatments for hearing loss, aural rehabilitation, assistive listening devices, tinnitus maskers, and many more.
To learn more about the practice, visit their website or call (616) 365-1979 to request an appointment. AVA Hearing Center is located at 5344 Plainfield Ave NE, Suite 4, Grand Rapids, MI, 49525, US.
AVA Hearing Center
AVA Hearing Center
5344 Plainfield Ave NE, Suite 4