Midland Office 432-689-HEAR (4327)
Odessa Office 432-335-9514

Assessing Your
Hearing Needs

Trusted Hearing Services & Treatment

From initial diagnosis to a personalized treatment plan, we are focused on helping you achieve better hearing at Audio Acoustics Hearing Centers. Serving patients of all ages in Midland & Odessa, TX, and across West Texas, our experienced team uses state-of-the-art audiological equipment to provide a full range of hearing services, including hearing tests, hearing aids, and more.

Hearing Aids

We carry a variety of hearing aids to meet your needs. From fittings to tunings, repairs, and accessories, we will help you select and maintain the perfect devices for you and your lifestyle.

Our hearing aids come with a 3-year warranty and protection plan against loss and damage.

Services

Otoscopy

An otoscopy is a visual exam of the inside of the ear, using an otoscope. The otoscope allows us to view the outer ear, the ear canal, and the eardrum.

Word Recognition Testing

Speech testing allows us to determine how well a patient is able to hear and understand words spoken at different volumes. The patient is asked to listen to different words through headphones and repeat them out loud.

Otoacoustic Emissions

When subjected to sound, the tiny hairs inside the inner ear vibrate, emitting very soft sounds into the middle ear. These are called otoacoustic emissions (OAEs). During an OAE test, we test the function of the inner ear by listening to the OAEs. If the inner ear does not produce OAEs, the patient has hearing loss.

Cerumen Removal

Hearing loss can sometimes be contributed to a build-up of cerumen, or ear wax, in the ear. Patients can actually make the build-up worse by using cotton swabs to clean their ears, as the swaps push the cerumen deeper into the ear, causing compaction and potentially pain and hearing difficulties.

Our team uses safe removal methods, such as irrigation, to effectively clean the ear of cerumen. If your hearing is not improved with this removal, then we can perform further testing to determine the cause and treatment for your hearing loss.

Pure-Tone Air/Bone Conduction

Pure-tone air testing involves playing different tones for the patient to see which pitches and volume levels they are able to hear. Bone conduction testing is similar to a pure-tone test, but the tones are delivered to the inner ear, bypassing the outer and middle ear and allowing us to determine if there are any problems with the outer or middle ear.

Tympanometry

During a tympanometry test, we vary the air pressure in the ear canal, which allows us to examine the movement of the eardrum and conduction bones. This test helps us determine the function of the middle ear.

Speech-in-Noise Assessments

This evaluation allows us to determine how well a patient can discern speech surrounded by background noise.

Other Services

Our team helps patients with a variety of issues and offer many additional services, including:

  • Hearing aid repair for all major manufacturers
  • Treatment for tinnitus (ringings in the ears)
  • Treatment for balance & dizziness issues caused by the inner ear
  • Cochlear implant mapping
  • Swim earmolds & custom earmolds

 

Hearing Tests

The first step in assessing your hearing and developing a personalized treatment plan is a comprehensive, diagnostic hearing evaluation. We offer several hearing tests to determine your unique hearing needs.

Hearing Aid Brands We Offer

ReSound Hearing Aids
Oticon Hearing Aids
Widex hearing aids
phonak hearing aids
Audio Acoustics Hearing Centers

Phone: 432-689- HEAR(4327)
Fax: 432-689-4329
Email: midland@heaar.com 

Business Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Phone: 432-335-9514
Fax: 432-335-0906
Email: odessa@heaar.com

Business Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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