Services

Nordstar Audiology’s audio room.

Comprehensive Hearing Evaluation (Age 3 – Adult)

Before we even begin to recommend a hearing aid, we test your hearing abilities to determine if you need one at all. The human hearing mechanism processes sound through both mechanical (outer and middle ear) and electrical (inner ear) systems. A thorough screening evaluates both of these systems independently. Visual inspection of the ear canal with an otoscope can reveal obstructions or wax blockages. Air and bone conductions tests are used to reveal the source and severity of a possible hearing loss. Speech testing determines a patient’s tolerance to loud sounds as well as their ability to hear and understand amplified speech. A small percentage of individuals require further, more detailed testing.

Hearing Aid Consultation (Age 3 – Adult)

  • Overview of audiological evaluation results (must be less than 6 months old or another will be performed)
  • Discussion of hearing instrument style and technology level to best solve problems you have due to your hearing loss.
  • Demonstration of hearing aids programmed according to your audiological test results in the office to give you an idea of how they sound when fitted appropriately.

    Heather with a patient.

  • Re-adjustment of existing hearing aids to better match hearing test results to hearing aid circuit capabilities.

Hearing Aid Purchases Include:

  • 1 year free batteries
  • Lifetime in-house service warranty to include four month checks.
  • Three year manufacturers warranty.

100% Digital Hearing Instruments by leading brand names including Microtech, Phonak, Rexton & Siemens.

Custom Earmolds, Musician Plugs, Swim Plugs, and Noise Plugs

Custom Earmolds: An earmold is a custom-made product designed to fit the contours of a person’s ear. Swim Plugs: Swim plugs are designed to keep ears dry when submerged in water. If it has been recommended that you keep your ear dry, our floatable swim plugs are just the solution and they are available in awide assortment of colors.

Noise Plugs/Musician Plugs: Noise plugs provide protection from harmful noise environments. If you work around harmful noise levels, you should consider custom noise protection to protect your hearing health.

Hearing Aid Accessories

In addition to providing the latest, state-of-the-art hearing instruments on the market, we also offer accessories for the care and maintenance of your hearing instruments. Clean Aid – Cleaner and deodorizer for in-the-ear hearing aids and earmolds. Eargene – Soothing and refreshing ear lotion. Earmold Blower – Removes moisture and foreign matter from earmolds and tubing after cleaning. Mini Dri-Aid – Removes damaging moisture from all in-the-ear and mini behind-the-ear hearing aids. Otoferm – Permits insertion and removal with great ease, also provides a more effective seal between the ear canal and the hearing aid. Telephone Comfort Ear Pad – Ideal use with in-the-ear hearing aids. Reduces background noise. Battery Caddies – Never have to dig looking for a battery again, safely stores your batteries and attaches to your key chain.

Heather consulting with a younger patient.

Diagnostic

Tinnitus and Vestibular Balance Testing: Persistent ringing in your ears, feeling dizzy? NORDSTAR Audiology II provides balance testing for those suffering from dizziness and/or ringing in the ears. These tests help determine if any components of the hearing or vestibular system are not functioning normally.

TMJ NextGeneration™ Device

The TMJ NextGeneration™ Device is an FDA cleared, safe and effective aid in reducing Temporomandibular Joint Disorder pain. The TMJ NextGeneration™ Device is a medical device that treats the TM joint at its nearest access point – the ear canal. It consists of two custom-made, hollow ear canal inserts that fit in the ear canals. Because they are hollow, the inserts permit full passage of sound. When in place, the devices rest in the outer part of the ear canal and have small retraction posts that allow for easy removal. The device is easy for the patient to insert and remove. When inserted in the ear it is practically invisible from the outside.

Relieving your TMJ Discomfort is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Getting your custom-made TMJ NextGeneration™ ear canal inserts is a simple three-step process:

1. Doctor Visit
A doctor diagnoses your Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD) and prescribes the TMJ NextGeneration™ devices.
2. Impression Made
Your healthcare provider or certified audiologist makes molds of your ear canals in as little as 20 minutes.
3. Custom Devices Created
TMJ Health, LLC produces your custom devices and sends them to your healthcare provider in approx. 2 – 3 weeks.

It’s as easy as that.

Don’t suffer from unnecessary TMJ pain. Ask your healthcare provider about TMJ NextGeneration™ today.

Repairs

We provide repair service on most hearing aid products. Please call for information.