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Hearing Care Experts You Can Trust
Most people are pretty good about getting their blood pressure and cholesterol checked on a regular basis, and dental and eye checkups are common health priorities as well, but hearing tests are often left off the list of proactive health measures.
Hearing tests are not only the best way to measure hearing loss, but provide the information necessary for our audiologists to customize your hearing care.
Our audiologists at Physician’s Hearing Care have over 75 years of combined experience assessing and treating hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance disorders.
We have established the reputation of having the region’s leading hearing care specialists, which provides you with greater confidence in knowing that your hearing loss is being assessed accurately and corrected using state-of-the-art equipment and practices as well as the most appropriate advanced hearing aid technology to meet your needs.
Regular Hearing Tests Lead to Better Hearing
In spite of the fact that the CDC reports hearing loss as the third most common health condition in the US, hearing loss is often left untreated until it’s too late because most people don’t know what they’re not hearing. A professional hearing test conducted by one of our Physician’s Hearing Care audiologists will accurately identify the type and severity of your hearing loss so we can help you hear better.
Hearing tests are so important to us that we strongly urge you to contact the Park West, Fort Sanders, Lenoir City, Tellico Village or Morristown clinic nearest you for a hearing test if it has been more than a year since your last hearing assessment, if family, friends and coworkers are urging you to get your hearing checked, or if you tend to turn your television volume up louder than usual.
Tinnitus Assessment and Management Solutions
Tinnitus is a common symptom which affects approximately 50 million adults in the United States. Here at Ear, Nose and Throat Consultants of East Tennessee, we offer a comprehensive Tinnitus Program designed to evaluate your individual needs.
Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the absence of actual external auditory sound, usually described as ringing, buzzing, clicking, whistling or bell sounds in the ears. Only about 20% of those experiencing tinnitus seek clinical intervention, because most individuals habituate to the condition, so it does not bother them.
Those bothered by tinnitus can get the relief they need through our Tinnitus Care Program, which begins with a medical evaluation with one of our ENT Physicians to ensure there is no underlying medical condition causing the it. Cases that have no underlying medical causes are turned over to one of our Tinnitus Practitioners Association certified Audiologists at either our Park West or Morristown office.
Audiology testing is conducted along with extensive history and tinnitus questionnaires. Treatment plans are individualized for each patient, depending on the severity of symptoms, and may include hearing aids and/or a combination strategy of counseling and sound therapy is used to help the patient learn to habituate their tinnitus.
Technologically Advanced Prescription Hearing Aids
The stigmas associated with prescription hearing aids continue to linger because most people still think of the outdated, bulky and frustrating devices their parents or grandparents wore. There is no longer a good reason to avoid getting the help you need for hearing loss thanks to today’s lighter, smaller, more powerful and highly user-friendly hearing aids.
When prescription hearing aids are the right treatment solution for your hearing loss, you can be at ease knowing that we partner with world-leading manufacturers like ReSound, Phonak, and Oticon in order to provide you with access to the most technologically advanced hearing aids in the East Tennessee region. Our audiologists take the time to help you choose the style and level of technology best suited for addressing your hearing needs as well as your budget and lifestyle
Fitting you with advanced technology hearing aids also includes:
- Hearing Aid Evaluation
- Speech Mapping to Verify the Best Hearing Aid Settings
- 45 Day Risk-Free Trial Period
PHC’s Ongoing Hearing Care Solutions
Our patient centered approach to hearing care means that we don’t just sell you a pair of prescription hearing aids, but provide ongoing hearing care solutions designed to improve your hearing as well as your quality of life.
The prescription hearing aid specialists on our team are experts in troubleshooting, maintenance and repair for a wide range of hearing aid models to ensure that our patients and non-patients in our community continue to receive the benefits provided by their prescription hearing aids.
In addition to our advanced technology hearing aids, PHC is also a provider of custom hearing protection and custom swimming earplugs to help prevent hearing loss before it develops.
Additional Hearing Center Locations
Meet Your Team of Audiologists
“As a division of Ear, Nose & Throat Consultants of East Tennessee, my team and I at Physicians Hearing Care are proud of our partnership and how it equips us to deliver the best possible hearing healthcare solutions to our patients.” – Kalyn Bradford, Au.D., CCC-A Director of Audiology and Doctor of Audiology
Kalyn Bradford, Au.D., CCC-A
Director of Audiology and Doctor of Audiology
Teresa Russell, Au.D., CCC-A
Doctor of Audiology
Sarah Post, Au.D., CCC-A
Katie McFalls, Au.D., CCC-A
Janis Ragsdale MA, CCC-A
Andrea Plotkowski, Au.D.
Hearing Aid and Cochlear Implant Audiologist
Dan Butler – Au.D.
Jesse Combs – Au.D., CCC-A
Schedule a Hearing Assessment at Physician’s Hearing Care
Because hearing loss can lead to cognitive decline, balance issues, and a number of negative mental and physical health concerns, better hearing begins with a hearing assessment by a professional audiologist.
Similar to a hearing assessment, our tinnitus assessments provide the foundation for tinnitus management to help you get the relief you need.
Our hearing assessments are quick, easy, non-invasive, and will provide the foundation for developing your personalized plan to better hearing. Schedule a hearing assessment or tinnitus assessment today by submitting the form.
Our Partnership with Physicians Hearing Care
Physicians Hearing Care is a division of Ear, Nose & Throat Consultants of East Tennessee. By working together with their advanced Doctors of Audiology, it ensures that we can truly deliver the best healthcare solutions throughout East Tennessee.
With thousands of delighted patients and a reputation as the most trusted hearing care experts locally, we’re incredibly proud of our partnership.
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