Audiology services in Florence, SC.
Industrial Hearing Screenings
Of all occupational hazards, noise is the most prevalent. Noise induced hearing loss is not reversible and although it used to be accepted as just another unavoidable aspect of getting older, that is no longer the case. Modern hearing care can prevent a great deal of damage.
Our Mobile Hearing Screening Unit travels to area industries and schools to provide OSHA screening for employees or students. Screenings are administered by a Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing certified practitioner in order to spot changes before they advance.
For more information or to schedule a visit from our Mobile Unit call (843) 662-7802.
Hearing Aid Evaluation
Tinnitus, also known as “ringing in the ears,” affects more than 25 million Americans. This hearing disorder can range from mildly annoying to debilitating. At Pee Dee Hearing Center, we offer tinnitus tests to evaluate how tinnitus is affecting you and if it is connected to hearing loss.
Once we’ve identified what caused your tinnitus then we can recommend management options. Although there is no tinnitus treatment that will stop ringing in the ears completely, there are options that can lessen your perception of the phantom sounds. One option we see success with is hearing aids with a tinnitus masking feature. These hearing aids will play soothing sounds in your ears to distract your brain from tinnitus.
Loud noise exposure is one of the most common causes of hearing loss in people of all ages. Whether you work in a loud environment, you are a musician, or you enjoy motorsports, it’s important to wear hearing protection. At our hearing clinic, we can create custom fit earplugs, earmolds, swim plugs, sleep plugs, and in-ear monitors. We encourage everyone to wear hearing protection if they are exposed to sounds that exceed 85 decibels (the average noise level of city traffic). By wearing hearing protection, you can decrease your probability of developing hearing loss and maintain good ear health.
Hearing Assistive Technology
For challenging listening environments – such as a conference room, lecture hall, or movie theater – you may need a little extra assistance to hear. We carry a large selection of assistive technology and personal sound amplifiers. These are designed to help you hear better in complex situations where there is a lot of background noise or the acoustics aren’t great.
To learn more about the assistive technology we carry, contact our office.