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Lexington Hearing & Speech Center
(LHSC) provides comprehensive hearing healthcare for
perform diagnostic tests to identify the degree and type of
of our patients of all ages. The make-up of the test battery is determined by the patient’s individual needs and is designed to assess specific symptoms and their causes. Following the evaluation, the audiologist helps the patient and their family understand the test results, impact of any
and recommends appropriate steps for further management. This may include a referral to a physician of their choice,
early childhood intervention specialists
, local school districts, or another one of the following services offered through our clinic.
Our program includes the selection, fitting, troubleshooting and modification of most hearing aid instrument technologies. We also provide
repairs and in-office cleanings
Cochlear Implant Program
Our program includes the
to determine if your child is a candidate, as well as counseling about the various cochlear implant companies, the
initial stimulation of the device
after surgery and all
follow-up mapping and equipment needs
FM Dispensing Program
Children and adults are listening in difficult situations every day. Some examples include: listening in the car, at a day care, playing outside or at the park, in an educational setting or business meeting. The best way to hear better in all of these situations is to remove the background noise and to shorten the distance between the speaker and the listener. Most people do not talk with each other while they are standing 6 inches apart; which is an ideal listening distance for a hearing impaired child or adult. Unfortunately, background noise usually cannot be removed or changed. Because of this, there are devices designed to make it easier for those with hearing loss to hear in difficult situations. The device used most often today is the
. An FM system can significantly improve a person’s speech perception in difficult listening situations when paired with their current
What are the Types of Hearing Loss?
affects the outer and/or middle ear. Ear wax and ear infections are examples of conditions that may cause a conductive hearing loss. This type of
can often be medically or surgically treated.
is caused by damage to the inner ear. Such damage is the result of aging, illness or noise. People with this
cannot regain their hearing, although they can enhance it through
is a combination of conductive and sensorineural. For people with profound
, a cochlear implant (a surgically implanted device) may be a viable option. For people with a conductive
or single sided deafness, a BAHA (a surgically implanted device) may be a viable option.
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