Audiology

What is Audiology

Audiology is a service line that deals with the sense of hearing. An audiologist is the primary healthcare professional who evaluates, diagnose, treats, and manages hearing loss and balance disorders.

Should I make an appointment?

Most people do not know when it is the right time to see an audiologist or to get hearing aids. There are many questions surrounding hearing issues. Do I really need hearing aids? How expensive are they? Will they make a difference in my hearing? Greater Regional Health's audiologist Ryan Denny, Au.D., CCC-A gives you 6 reasons why you should focus on your hearing health.

Missing out on conversation

Numerous studies have shown that hearing loss can lead to social isolation and depression. Restoring hearing can improve one's enjoyment of life.

Prevent Fall Risks

Did you know that your balance and gait are also impacted by your ability to hear? Your hearing plays a significant role in your awareness of your environment. For this reason, hearing loss can cause you to be less aware of your surroundings and more prone to falling.

Overall Ear Health

It is always good to have a baseline hearing test! Factors like wax buildup, abnormal growths, and infections can cause your risk for hearing loss. Have your ears checked regularly. 

Early Detection

If you suffer from unexplained hearing loss it could be connected to a more serious health issue. Studies have shown that individuals with diabetes are twice as likely to suffer from hearing loss. 

Deterioration of your mental state and cognitive abilities

Research is continuing to show the links between hearing loss and both dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. There is almost triple the amount of risk for these issues in people that suffer from even moderate hearing loss.

Tinnitus

Ringing in the ears if often a symptom of hearing loss. If you are experiencing ringing, buzzing, hissing or humming it may be a good idea to have a baseline hearing test. 

What would I expect at an appointment at Greater Regional?

When you make an appointment with our audiologist Ryan Denny, his philosophy of care stands out. 

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Quality care for my patients is my priority. My philosophy has always been a hybrid between holistic patient care and family-centered approaches. It is important to understand that hearing loss affects both the person and significant others. Unfortunately, there is an associated stigma attached with hearing loss that can make it difficult to accept for some patients. My goal is to educate, counsel, and encourage patients, as well as families to actively participate in hearing healthcare treatment solution. 

Ryan Denny, Au.D., CCC-A

What patients are saying

I had a problem with my charger so I called. Dr. Denny ordered a new one for me and he personally delivered it to my door so I didn't have to go to his office. Outstanding service beyond what he had to do. It was very appreciated!

My son had been struggling with failing hearing tests at school. I made an appointment with Ryan, and he was fantastic with my 5 year old! The hearing test was quick and easy! We finally had some answers to my son's hearing struggles.

Hearing Aid Giveaway

 

February 2021

We have some exciting news to share! Laura Stearns was the recipient of this year’s hearing aid give away! Laura has been trying out her new devices over the past month with great benefit. Here is what she has to say:

"I never realized just how little I could hear or how much I missed until I received my hearing aids. I wasn't fully present in conversations with friends or family.

 

My students were telling me or repeating things because I was missing what was being said.

 

With these hearing aids, I'm more attentive and involved in conversations."

We wanted to thank everyone for their patience during this process as technically we had to complete the 30-day trial period prior to announcing our winner. In addition, there was an outpouring of incredibly personable entrees. It was hard to draw just one person as all candidates nominated would have been a great fit! With that being said, we would like to do a something extra with this year’s give away. This past year has been challenging to say the least, so we are offering all those who were nominated an additional $500 savings on a pair of hearing aids along with a one-year service plan if they are interested. We will be personally reaching out to all those who submitted an entry to go over details and answer any questions you may have. 

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