Audiology Hearing Aids Speech Pathology
Serving Orange County, California, since 1993

Certified Member, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Questions and Answers about Hearing Loss

Michele Wilson, Ph.D.
Irvine Office Location
Why a certified audiologist
Hearing Loss
Understanding hearing loss
Dangers of hearing loss
Hearing evaluation
Hearing Aids
Hearing aid technologies
Hearing aid tune-up & repair
Realistic expectations
Ear Plugs & Ear Buds
Protective ear plugs
Custom musicians ear plugs
Industrial & shooters plugs
Swimmers ear plugs
Custom-molds for ear buds
Living with Hearing Loss
Better listening & speaking
Communication strategies
Talking to hearing impaired
Speech Pathology
Speech, language & voice
Head trauma recovery
Stroke recovery
Myofunctional disorder
Other neurological disorders

There are specific solutions to hearing loss: diagnosis, properly fitted hearing aids when needed, and improving listening and communication skills. 

What are typical signs of a Hearing Loss?
  • Difficulty with conversations, especially in noisy places.
  • Turning the volume of the TV too loud for others.
  • Feeling isolated.

What is the first step in treatment of a hearing problem?

  • A comprehensive hearing evaluation by a certified audiologist.

If there is a permanent hearing loss, what can be-done to help?

  • A properly fitted hearing aid can amplify weak and distorted sounds to improve hearing ability.
  • A hearing aid may fit in the ear, or, behind the ear. 
  • The best hearing aids are digitally programmable units, which are individually adjusted for optimum speech understanding.

Why go to an audiologist for hearing aids?

  • An audiologist has graduate university degrees and national certification.
  • Uses advanced, computerized measurement procedures.
  • Dispenses the majority of hearing aids.
  • Is dedicated to overcoming hearing loss through education and follow-up care.

Would you like to learn more?

    Call Michele Wilson, Ph.D., for an appointment at 949-857-6051.

Audiology Hearing Aids Speech Pathology
Certified Member of American-Speech-Hearing Association

4000 Barranca, Suite 250 (at Culver), Irvine, California 92604
Phone: (949) 510-6292
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