Hearing evaluations – A hearing evaluation at St. Luke’s will allow us to pinpoint exactly where you are experiencing hearing challenges so we can make a recommendation that will change your world as you hear it. We use advanced, computerized measurements to gather the necessary data but we don’t stop there. We discuss your lifestyle, goals and needs in depth in order to ensure that your hearing aids are set to selectively amplify the sounds you want to hear. Hearing evaluations are offered at no cost, by appointment. Call today to schedule yours.
Tinnitus consultation – Tinnitus is undesirable noise that originates within the ear, affecting one or both ears. Tinnitus is common with increasing age and people who experience hardening of the arteries are at greater risk for developing it. An audiogram (also known as a hearing acuity test) is conducted along with pitch and loudness match evaluations. Our board certified audiologists will evaluate the severity of your tinnitus and determine the best course of treatment. There are several options for suppressing tinnitus including playing background music, wearing a hearing aid or even using a small device similar to a hearing aid that produces pleasant sounds to diminish the undesirable ones.
Hearing aid fittings with real ear measurements – St. Luke’s works with all hearing aid manufacturers so we can recommend the best solution to improve your quality of hearing.
Hearing aid repair – Even if you didn’t purchase your hearing aid from St. Luke’s, we will most likely be able to adjust your current hearing aid. We are happy to provide our repair services to our friends who travel in and out of the Tampa Bay area.
Second opinions – Just as with your eyes, you only get one set of ears. It’s extremely important to make informed decisions about your hearing, gathering facts before opting for a treatment plan. At St. Luke’s Hearing Services, our philosophy is to ensure that you have the education you need in order to move forward with a plan that will enhance your life. We welcome requests for second opinions on hearing loss, diagnoses, or current hearing aids.
Ear wax removal – Earwax is produced by the glands in the ear canal for the purpose of trapping foreign matter before it reaches the eardrum. When the wax gets pushed deep into the ear canal, blockage and impaction occur. Symptoms include decreased hearing, dizziness, ear pain, ringing in the ear, itching or draining from the ear canal. Earwax blockage affects about 6% of people and is one of the most common ear problems doctors see. Our audiologists are professionally trained to safely remove earwax buildup.