Above: Harrington’s Doctor of Audiology Marilyn Reynolds discusses the steps of diagnosing patients with hearing aids.
About our Audiology Center
Hearing loss can be a problem for people at any age, but it does not need to affect your quality of life. Many hearing problems can be treated medically or surgically, while permanent hearing loss can be treated with hearing aids 95 percent of the time.
At Harrington, our audiologist provides comprehensive, personalized audiology services to patients of all ages. We provide a full line of audiology services, including hearing aid evaluations, fittings, and maintenance. We also now offer Central Auditory Processing therapy for the local community.
Hearing Aid Services
During hearing aid evaluations at Harrington, audiologists will discuss what type of aid will work best for you. They use advanced techniques for customized fittings. While hearing aids won’t restore hearing to normal levels, they can definitely help. Thanks to technological advancements, like digital processing, patients are experiencing patients are experiencing greater comfort and better results.
Central Auditory Processing
Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) affects how your brain handles what it hears. You are able to hear sound, but may have difficulty comprehending what you heard.
CAPD is a problem that affects about 5 percent of school-aged children. Often children have difficulty hearing slightly different sounds or words because of background noise in school settings, on playgrounds or at sports events.
Testing for CAPD occurs twice over two visits. At the first appointment, we perform a comprehensive hearing evaluation to rule out hearing loss as a cause of the listening difficulties. At a second appointment, we perform the auditory processing evaluation, which includes activities such as listening in background
noise, listening with competing talkers, and detecting differences in pitch.
For more information about Central Auditory Processing testing and treatment, contact us at 508-434-1435.
20 Southbridge Road
(Harrington HealthCare at 169)
Please view our brochure here.