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Our office is located in White Hall, AR. We also have a satellite office in Stuttgart that our audiologist visits monthly.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an Audiologist?
Audiologists evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss and hearing conditions like tinnitus and balance disorders. An audiologist holds a minimum of a Master’s degree in Audiology. An audiologist may be awarded the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) or the CCC-A. With additional training and expertise, the audiologist may receive the honor of Fellow, bestowed by the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).
How do I know if I have hearing loss?
- You hear people speaking, but you have to strain to understand their words.
- You frequently ask people to repeat what they said.
- You don’t laugh at jokes because you miss too much of the story or the punch line.
- You frequently complain that people mumble.
- You need to ask others about the details of a meeting you just attended.
- You play the TV or radio louder than your friends, spouse, and relatives.
- You cannot hear the doorbell or the telephone.
- You miss environmental sounds such as birds or leaves blowing.
- You find yourself avoiding certain restaurants because they are too noisy or certain people because you need help understanding them.
- You hear a ringing sound in your ears, especially when it is quiet.
What are Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)?
Assisted Listening Devices benefit people with all types and degrees of hearing loss. ALDs are designed to increase the loudness of a desired voice, such as a radio, television, or public speaker, while not increasing the background noise. Devices include alarm clocks, telephone amplifying devices, and newer devices that are small, wireless, and compatible with a person’s digital hearing aids.
What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is a common disorder affecting over 50 million people in the United States. Tinnitus, often called head noise, is not a disease but a symptom of another underlying condition of the ear, auditory nerve, or elsewhere. It is a common problem; however, if it persists and it feels increasingly louder and longer-lasting, contact our professional audiologist today.
What insurance do you accept?
Southern Arkansas Audiology accepts insurance for all major carriers, including but not limited to: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Federal Blue Cross Blue Shield, and more. If you need clarification on whether we work with your insurance, contact your carrier or call our office today. We also accept Care Credit!
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf & Hearing
The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf & Hearing provides information on rehabilitation for adult hearing loss.
American Academy of Audiology
American Tinnitus Association
The American Tinnitus Association is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing tinnitus research and educating patients and professionals through conferences, books, brochures, videos, and the quarterly journal, Tinnitus Today.
Healthy Hearing is dedicated to bringing readers news, information, and consumer education about audiology health.
It takes more than technology to create the best hearing care solution. That’s why we use Oticon products. They put the hard-of-hearing’s individual needs and wishes first in developing new hearing care solutions.
The Hearing Loss Association of America
The Hearing Loss Association of America exists to open the world of communication for people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy. and support.
Since 1959, Westone has specialized in custom earpieces and other products to protect and enhance hearing, facilitate communication, and support hearing care professionals.
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Saturday - Sunday: Closed