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Rochester Hills Phone

(248) 650-4560

Rochester Hills Hours

Hearing Services

Mon - Thur: 9am - 5pm

Store Hours

Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm

Sat: 9am - 3pm  Sun: Closed

Lake Orion Phone

(248) 693-5384

Lake Orion Hours

Hearing Services

Mon - Thur: 9am - 5pm

Store Hours

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm

Sat - Sun: Closed

Do You Need a Hearing Test?

Hearing loss can come on so gradually, you may not even realize it’s happening. This online quiz can help you decide if you are hearing less than you should be.

What to Expect

A combination of your medical history, examination of the ears, and diagnostic tests will enable the audiologist to determine what is going on with your hearing.

What we do

Our Services

Hearing Aids

Living with a hearing loss means going through life with a wall between you and your loved ones. Untreated hearing loss can be difficult for you and everyone around you. But getting the help you need doesn’t have to be difficult.

Hearing Testing

A hearing test provides an evaluation of the sensitivity of a person’s sense of hearing.  An evaluation of your hearing may include a test of the middle ear, listening to pure tone beeping sounds and or a series of words. 

Assistive Devices

Assistive listening devices (ALDs) refer to various types of amplification equipment designed to improve communication in listening situations where the listener may benefit from additional help.

Durable Medical Equipment

Durable Medical Equipment (DME) is any equipment that provides therapeutic benefits to a patient in need because of certain medical conditions and/or illnesses. They are used primarily to serve a medical purpose.

What is an Audiologist?

Audiologists are the primary health-care professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss and balance disorders in adults and children.

Audiologists

  • evaluate and diagnose hearing loss and vestibular(balance) disorders
  • prescribe, fit, and dispense hearing aids and other amplification and hearing assistance technologies
  • are members of cochlear implant teams
  •  perform ear or hearing related surgical monitoring
  • design and implement hearing conservation programs
  • design and implement newborn hearing screening programs
  • provide hearing rehabilitation training such as auditory training and listening skills improvement
  • assess and treat individuals, especially children, with central auditory processing disorders
  • assess and treat individuals with tinnitus (noise in the ear, such as ringing)

From audiology.org

What Causes Hearing Loss?

Causes of Hearing Loss

Loud noise is one of the most common causes of hearing loss. Noise from lawn mowers, snow blowers, or loud music can damage the inner ear, resulting in permanent hearing loss. Loud noise also contributes to tinnitus. You can prevent most noise-related hearing loss. Protect yourself by turning down the sound on your stereo, television, or headphones; moving away from loud noise; or using earplugs or other ear protection.

Earwax or fluid buildup can block sounds that are carried from the eardrum to the inner ear. If wax blockage is a problem, talk with your doctor. He or she may suggest mild treatments to soften earwax.

A punctured eardrum can also cause hearing loss. The eardrum can be damaged by infection, pressure, or putting objects in the ear, including cotton-tipped swabs. See your doctor if you have pain or fluid draining from the ear.

Health conditions common in older people, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, can contribute to hearing loss. Viruses and bacteria (including the ear infection otitis media), a heart condition, stroke, brain injury, or a tumor may also affect your hearing.

How Much Noise is Too Much?

Hearing loss facts: Noise exposure

  • Noise is one of the leading causes of hearing loss
  • Noise-induced hearing loss, while preventable, is permanent
  • Exposure to a lawn mower, for just 15 minutes a day over time, can cause permanent damage to hearing over time
  • Listening to music on a smartphone at high volumes over time can cause permanent damage to hearing.
How Prevalent is Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss: Prevalence

  • 48 million Americans have a significant hearing loss
  • 1 out of 3 people over age 65 have some degree of hearing loss
  • 2 out of 3 people over 75 have a hearing loss
  • 14% of those ages 45-64 have some type of hearing loss
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) affects 50 million people in the United States.

“I love my new hearing aids, not only that the batteries are rechargeable but also my husband can adjust them for loud background noise. And there is even an app to find them if I lose one” 

— Mary Beth K. Oxford, MI

Service Areas

Serving Oakland, Macomb and Lapeer Counties

With 2 convenient locations, we have proudly served our communities for more than 19 years.

Rochester Hills

Lake Orion

Our Doctor

Dr. Laura Salome

Dr. Salome has been working full-time at Crittenton Medical Equipment – Hearing Services since 2007. She received her Doctorate of Audiology from Salus University and her Masters of Science from Hunter College in NYC.

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Rochester Hills Office

161 S Livernois Rd
Rochester Hills, MI 48307

Hearing Service Hours

Mon - Thur: 9am - 5pm

Store Hours

Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat: 9am - 3pm

Lake Orion Office

1198 S Lapeer Rd
Lake Orion. MI 48360

Hearing Service Hours

Mon - Thur: 9am - 5pm

Store Hours

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: Closed