Dr. Karen Hamilton
201 Prospect Ave
Hagerstown Maryland 21742
The most important decision regarding your hearing is WHO will be taking care of you. We guarantee all patients are examined by a Maryland-licensed audiologist who possesses the highest credentials, education, and expertise in the specialized fields of hearing, tinnitus assessment, and rehabilitation. In addition, all our audiologists are certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association.
We at Audiology Services, LLC, provide excellent service to our patients by diagnosing your hearing problem with a comprehensive hearing test to provide you with the best solution for your hearing needs. If a hearing aid or aids are needed, we will evaluate your hearing loss, lifestyle, and needs to provide you with the best hearing technology. We believe that quality health care starts with great audiologist-patient relationships with personal and compassionate care. With the help of a knowledgeable audiologist, we believe that individuals can optimize their hearing health for a lifetime.
Before your child leaves the hospital, they’re given an otoacoustic emissions (OAE) test. When sleeping, an earphone and microphone are placed in the ear, sounds are played, and their response is measured. If the newborn does not have a hearing impairment, an echo is reflected back into the ear canal being measured by the microphone. When a baby does have a hearing loss, no echo can be measured on the OAE test. This test is generally administered twice. Please see our section about child hearing loss for more information on hearing impairment and preventive measures for all ages.
Approximately 20 minutes.
This depends on lifestyle, as well as age. Typically, we recommend an annual hearing test, whether there are signs of hearing loss or not, particularly if you are exposed to noise consistently through work or play. If you are exhibiting signs and symptoms of hearing loss, please call today to schedule an appointment. Signs include but are not limited to:
•Feeling that people mumble
•Having to turn up the volume on television, telephone, or personal listening devices
•Trouble following conversations in busy venues (concerts, restaurants)