Our quality of hearing plays such a huge role in our social, emotional, physical and psychological well-being. That’s why hearing loss can have such a devastating impact. But it doesn’t have to. Athens Oconee Audiology has made it their mission to help those with hearing loss in Statham, Georgia to regain their hearing and their confidence. If you’re suffering from hearing loss, you aren’t alone. Millions of Americans suffer from some degree of hearing loss, which can make everyday life frustrating and can eventually become a roadblock in both professional and personal relationships.
Athens Oconee Audiology proudly serves patients in Statham, Georgia. A small town with big charm, Statham is nestled between Winder and Athens and offers families a safe and quaint atmosphere that’s just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of larger cities. Statham is known for its line of antique shops in the Downtown area, such as Antiques and More or Modern South Interior & Antiques. There’s plenty of shopping for the whole family. There are also restaurants like Blazer’s Hot Wings or Chen’s Family Restaurant if you’re ready to relax and enjoy some food. The Georgia Club offers guests and members a full line of amenities such as a clubhouse, a 27-hole award-winning golf course, a fitness complex, tennis courts, a swimming pool and a calendar full of social events.
Statham, Georgia Hearing Aids
When it comes to hearing devices, it can be difficult to discern what will best fit your needs since there’s so many different options. Our experienced audiologists will evaluate your hearing and discuss all your various choices. The proper hearing aid recommendation and fitting is highly dependent on the education and experience of the professional selecting the instrument. We will test your hearing and then select and dispense the hearing instrument best suited to your personal, professional, cosmetic, and financial needs.
No matter your budget, an audiologist at Athens Oconee Audiology can assist you in determining the best instruments to purchase that will help you better communicate and improve your quality of life.
Hearing Instrument Options
Daily Wear Hearing Aids are inserted each morning and removed at bedtime.
Lyric Extended Wear Hearing Aids are worn 24/7. Patients sleep, shower and bathe in Lyric devices. Athens Oconee Audiology is one of few audiology practices that offer the Lyric extended wear devices.
What if Hearing Aids no longer help?
A cochlear implant evaluation is necessary when hearing aids no longer provide adequate benefit. Our audiologists at Athens Oconee Audiology will determine if you are an implant candidate and refer candidates to an implant surgeon to perform the surgery. Initial activation and follow up mapping are conducted at our offices. We work closely with the surgeon for the best possible outcome.
Athens Oconee Audiology works with all three cochlear implant companies. Each recommendation is carefully made based on the needs of the patient. Click on the links below to read about each cochlear company:
Hearing aids are designed to amplify certain sounds so a person who suffers from hearing loss can hear and communicate better. A hearing aid can help people hear more in either quiet or noisy situations because it’s designed to receive sounds through a microphone and then to convert those sound waves to electrical signals sent to an amplifier. The amplifier increases the power of the electrical signals and then sends them to the person’s ear through a speaker. Hearing aids are ideal for someone who has hearing loss due to damage to the sensory cells within the inner ear, which is called sensorineural hearing loss. Damage to this part of the ear may occur as a result of injury, disease, loud noises, aging, or certain medications. The greater the damage to a person’s hair cells within their ear, the greater the hearing aid amplification needed to make up the difference.
Hearing aids also help patients with conductive hearing loss and mixed hearing loss upon receipt of medical clearance. Your audiologist will fully inform you regarding the degree and type of hearing loss and proper management of your condition. Hearing aids are indicated in 95% of adult hearing loss and only 5% of adult hearing loss requires medical management. A hearing aid is ideal for someone with average hearing loss due to mild to moderate damage within their ear or ears.
What is the most important consideration when addressing hearing loss?
Your audiologist at Athens Oconee Audiology is the key to a successful evaluation and remediation of hearing loss. The audiologists will work with you one-on-one to select the devices that meet your clinical needs, communication needs, and your budget.
Professional audiologists at Athens Oconee Audiology are proficient and well-versed in the different brands of hearing aids and what works best for each patient based on their individual needs. Our three licensed clinical audiologists with combined experience of over 60 years will evaluate you and select appropriate devices and communication strategies to help you better communicate.
Athens Oconee Audiology has accounts with all the major manufacturers. Click on the links below to read more about them:
* A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted device for people with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss.
Audiologist Servicing Residents of Statham, Georgia
What does an audiologist do?
You may be wondering what the definition of an audiologist is. Basically, an audiologist is a healthcare professional trained to evaluate hearing loss and related disorders such as tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and balance issues (vestibular). Audiologists conduct a range of hearing tests, balance tests and hearing aid tests to diagnose and evaluate patients who suffer from hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo
When to contact an audiologist
If you’re 55 years old or older, it’s important to have an annual hearing exam so an audiologist can monitor your hearing and determine whether you’ve experienced any hearing loss. No matter what your age, if you experience any of the following symptoms, an audiologist can help diagnose and evaluate your condition.
- Sudden hearing loss
- Impacted wax
- Tinnitus (ringing, buzzing, or clicking in the ear)
- Balance issues such as vertigo or dizziness
- Age-related hearing loss
Do I need an audiologist?
Visiting an audiologist for the first time can be overwhelming. It’s important to remember that an audiologist is specifically trained to evaluate and manage hearing issues in people of all ages. They can offer you expert advice on the best hearing instrument based on your diagnosis and can help you manage tinnitus or balance issues. Our audiologists are experts at fitting patients with hearing devices that are programmed to match their specific needs.
Our audiologists are experts at what they do. With 66-years of combined experience, they treat people with hearing loss, perform diagnostic testing, fit hearing aids, conduct cochlear implant evaluations and mapping every day. Our passionate audiologists work one-on-one with each client to determine the best solution to increase each clients’ ability to hear. We also make sure to help each client stay within their budget. Our office is located at 1360 Caduceus Way, Building 200, Suite 101 Watkinsville, GA 30677. If you suffer from hearing loss, contact us today at (706) 310-7115 or fill out our contact form here.