Our Hearing Aid Services
We are a full service, independent hearing aid center whose primary goal is to ensure hearing success through proper needs assessment, counseling, verification measures and rehabilitation. Whether you purchased your hearing aids from our office in Spooner, WI or through another retailer, we are able to service your hearing needs. Let Sikorski Hearing Aid Center, Inc. be your invaluable partner in the care and management of your auditory faculties.
Our Hearing Aid Services
Evaluations help us to determine the location of your hearing loss, your ability to understand speech and whether you can be helped with hearing instruments or need to consult with an ENT for medical/surgical intervention.
When are these necessary? When you feel people are speaking too quickly, too softly or mumbling. When others feel the volume on your TV is too loud and when people tell you that you should have it checked.
Real Ear Measurements are the most under used, critical piece of equipment for a hearing aid dispenser’s office on the market today. These powerful pieces of technology allow us to watch sound as it travels through your ear canal after the hearing aid has done its job of amplifying it! Sound changes as it moves through space, especially a long, curvy ear canal. By the time it reaches your eardrum, it is entirely different than it was when it entered the microphone of your hearing aid. With the lack of its’ use, it is no wonder why so many people have difficulty adjusting to and wearing their hearing aids. Not a single patient will leave our office without using this device to see what is really going on in their instrument, that’s a guarantee! When are these necessary? When you get a hearing aid or when you are considering a new hearing aid.
In order to have an annual test, you need to have a baseline test. EVERYONE needs one of these. Your annual test shows us how much of your hearing has changed since your last test. We can use this to determine many factors that play a significant role in hearing loss.
When are these necessary? Every 5 years between age 20 – 40. Every 2 years between age 40-60. Every year after age 60.
No matter what brand hearing aid you wear, we will be happy to do everything we can to fix, repair and clean it in house so that you are never without your device.
Used by dispensing offices nationwide, this equipment allows you to see what we see when we look into your ear. I believe this to be a critical educational tool.
Roughly 50 million Americans have tinnitus (pronounced TIN-NITE-US or TIN-UH-TIS). Tinnitus is the number 1 disability of our Veteran’s returning home from Operation Iraqi Freedom. Nearly 16 million people seek medical help for the phantom noise they are experiencing and for about 2 million of those people it is life-altering; it can lead to depression, anxiety and suicide. It is important to note that tinnitus is actually a neurological problem that originates in the brain.
*We can clean and service every brand of hearing aid; however, there are some brands of hearing aids that require franchising agreements in order to program (adjust the sound) of the aid; therefore, we are not able to program all brands.