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Patient getting a hearing test at her local hearing aid center

Hearing Tests
in Edgartown, MA

The first step in identifying and diagnosing hearing loss is a hearing test. The purpose of the hearing test is to assess how well you can hear various sounds at different frequencies and pitches. You will sit inside a soundproof booth with a pair of headphones on and listen to a series of sounds. Our audiologist will also perform a word recognition test to assess how well you can hear certain words in noise and in quiet.

Your hearing will be tracked on an audiogram. Our audiologist will go over the audiogram with you and answer any questions you may have. If you have noticed changes in your hearing ability, contact us today for a screening.

Hearing Aid Fittings

If you have an aidable hearing loss, our hearing specialist can help you find the right device for your unique needs. Hearing aids need to be professionally fit and fine-tuned to your hearing prescription in order to provide you with proper amplification and clarity. Our audiologist will fit your new hearing aids to your exact ear shape, ensuring they fit comfortably yet securely. Depending on the style of hearing aid you choose, we can also make custom fit earmolds by taking an impression of your ear. After your hearing aids have been fit, we will then program them based on your audiogram. Each person’s hearing loss is different, so we want to ensure we program your devices to match your unique needs. We encourage you to come in after your initial fitting appointment to fine-tune your hearing aids based on your use and listening environments.
Woman happy her hearing improved after getting her hearing aids fit and programed
Hearing aid specialist repairing hearing aids in office

Hearing Aid Repairs

Hearing aids are incredibly durable devices, designed to withstand normal daily activities. However, like all technology, sometimes they require maintenance or repairs. At Island Hearing Services, our hearing specialist is an expert in hearing technology and can fix most issues in the office. Whether your hearing aids won’t turn on or they are providing annoying feedback, we can troubleshoot the problem and make a repair.

If your hearing aids have suffered more severe damage, they may need to be sent to the manufacturer to be fixed. In these cases, we have loaner aids our patients can use (depending on your service plan) until their hearing aids return.

Hearing Aid Cleanings

Hearing aids require regular cleanings and maintenance to ensure they last you for many years. When you receive your hearing aids you will be advised on how to properly clean, store, and care for your devices. In addition, we recommend bringing your aids in every six months for a professional deep cleaning.

If it has been some time since you’ve had your hearing aids serviced, contact us for an appointment!

Hearing aid specialist cleaning hearing aids in office
Man with custom earmolds for his hearing aids

Custom Earmolds

Island Hearing Services can create custom fit earmolds for hearing aids and hearing protection. Using a silicon-like material, we will create a mold of your ear. Certain styles of hearing aids require custom fit molds, which we can do in the office.

We can also create earmolds for custom earplugs and hearing protection. Loud noise exposure is one of the most common causes of hearing loss in people of all ages. Whenever you are exposed to sounds that exceed 85 decibels (roughly the noise level of a motor boat) you should wear hearing protection. Custom earplugs are available for sleep, swimming, musicians, and more. Our goal at Island Hearing Services is to educate our patients about the importance of hearing health and provide the necessary tools to protect hearing.

If you are interested in custom fit earmolds or hearing protection, contact our office for an appointment.

Tinnitus Management

Tinnitus, also known as “ringing in the ears,” is a common phenomenon affecting millions of people. Often categorized as hearing a buzzing, humming, ringing, roaring, or whistling sound, tinnitus is the perception of hearing noise when none is externally present. Tinnitus affects everyone differently. For some, tinnitus only occurs occasionally while others hear the phantom sounds on a constant basis.

If you have bothersome tinnitus that is affecting your concentration, sleep, or quality of life, relief is possible. At Island Hearing Services, we offer tinnitus management options that can alleviate your perception of tinnitus. This includes tinnitus masking hearing aids. With these devices, you can play soothing soundscapes to help distract your brain from tinnitus.

Although hearing aids won’t stop ringing in the ears completely, they can help you experience relief. Contact our office today to discuss your options for tinnitus management.

Man with ringing in his ears looking for hearing solutions for his tinnitus