Audiology & Hearing
Our licensed and certified audiologist, Michael Barnes Lopez, Au.D, provides a wide range of audiological services for adults and children including infants above the age of six months.
Audiology and Hearing is located at Waldo County General Hospital. Please call the office at 207-930-2660
Determines the current status of one’s hearing. Age appropriate play techniques as well as objective tests such as otoacoustic emissions and immittance measures are used with infants and young children.
Assesses the vestibular or balance system.
Hearing Aid Evaluation
Determines the need for and potential benefits of hearing aid use.
Selection and Dispensing of Hearing Aids
Many brands and styles of state-of-the art instruments are available. Factors unique to each person are considered when choosing hearing aids, including but not limited to the severity of the hearing loss, one’s lifestyle and communication needs, personal preferences and finances.
Hearing Aid Orientation and Rehabilitation
Includes instruction in the proper use of hearing aids or other assistive devices in order to derive optimal benefit. Counseling of patients and family members or significant others regarding the effects of hearing loss on daily communication and strategies for improving communication is also provided.
Hearing Aid Accessories
Includes batteries, cleaning tools and dri-boxes. Custom earmolds, swimplugs and noise protectors.