Audiology and Hearing Loss
The specialists at Rutland Regional's ENT & Audiology evaluate, diagnose, treat and manage hearing disorders in adults and children. Our experts work with patients and their families to evaluate the extent of their hearing loss, determine the cause, and provide treatment options most appropriate for each individual patient.
Understanding that hearing loss can be frustrating and overwhelming, we treat our hearing loss patients with respect, care and compassion. We are committed to working in partnership with our patients to achieve healthy hearing.
Our Audiology Services include:
- Adult and Pediatric Hearing Testing
- Hearing Aid Sales and Service
- Custom Fit Hearing Aids
- Balance and Dizziness Evaluation and Testing
- Treatment for Vertigo
- Custom Swim Molds
- Noise Protection and Activity Molds
- Tinnitus Evaluation and Treatment
- Assistive Listening Devices
- Audiologic Rehabilitation
- Hearing Protection and Earplugs
- Community Hearing Screenings
Hearing Rehabilitation Program
What to Expect:
Determine Your Hearing Profile
To appropriately recommend hearing aids, a recent (within 6 months) comprehensive hearing evaluation is strongly recommended. This may be performed by an Audiologist at our facility. We do not accept hearing screenings from retail hearing aid locations.
Patients who are purchasing hearing aids from our facility for the first time should have an ear examination by a Medical Provider. This may be done at our office or by your personal Provider. The examination is strongly recommended by Federal Law and is to ensure that there is no medical condition preventing you from safely wearing hearing aids.
Hearing Aid Evaluation
Rehabilitation with hearing aids can be a significant investment in your health – it is important that you are educated in your decision. Please bring a family member and/or friend to the appointment as a wealth of information will be provided. The education session will include: A review of your hearing test results; a demonstration of updated technology; and an overview of our hearing aid program, with details on technology, styles, and prices.
Hearing Aid Order
Following the education session, you may proceed with ordering your hearing aid(s). The Audiologist may provide you with an all-inclusive quote as well as a detailed product overview of your chosen instruments. If you need time to make your decision, you are welcome to contact us at your convenience when you are ready to order or if you have further questions.
Hearing Aid Fitting
This appointment is tailored to your experience as a hearing aid user, your hearing loss, your lifestyle, and the style and technology of the hearing aid(s) chosen. The Audiologist will initially program the hearing aid(s); review the care and use of the hearing aid(s), battery type and use, and realistic expectations. Please bring a family member and/or friend to the appointment as much valuable information will be provided. Payment is required at this time.
Vermont Law requires at least a 45-day trial period for hearing aid consumers. We extend ours to 60 days to allow patients a lengthy, initial adjustment period. The trial period is your chance to get out there and hear your world! During this time, you will meet with the Audiologist to share your experiences and make necessary adjustments to the hearing aid(s) based on your everyday living. As medical professionals we can predict how a patient may perform with today’s technology, however your experience in the real world will determine what is the best style, technology, and brand for you.
For more information or to make an appointment call us at 802.775.3314 (Rutland) or 802.366.8195 (East Dorset).