Services


Here at the Hearing Institute of Texas, we offer a wide range of services to meet the diverse needs of our community. Not only do we serve those who have hearing loss and seek treatment, but we also offer preventative services for those who want to maintain their hearing ability far into the future. The following are a few of the services we offer to meet the array of needs among our patients.

We combine the best of remote, phone and in person services to help you get the hearing aids you need. From scheduling to screening, to the patient consultations, fittings, and repairs, we’ve optimized our use of the internet and phone to minimize the number of in office visits and maximize patient satisfaction to ensure your health and safety. We follow all guidelines and protocols. Feel free to give us a call or send us a message before coming into the office, and we will go over safety guidelines.

Hearing Tests

The first step on the path to treatment is to establish a baseline of hearing ability. Some who have minimal hearing loss will benefit from understanding the current level of hearing ability. Our comprehensive hearing exams assess your ability to hear pure tones, as well as speech recognition. The most common form of hearing test involves playing a range of tones and different volumes to determine the threshold at which you are able to recognize sound. By simply gesturing to indicate that you have registered a sound, we can identify the limit of hearing ability. This reading is registered in an audiogram to chart which types of sounds are the most difficult for you to hear. This test is simple, quick, and totally painless, making it easy to embark on the process of hearing treatment when it becomes necessary.

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Hearing Aid Fittings

Once it has been determined that you would benefit from hearing assistance, we will guide you through the process to find the right hearing aids for your needs. No two pairs of hearing aids are the same, so we will consult with you about the benefits offered by a range of aids. Once an appropriate set of hearing aids has been determined, we can work with you to fit the aids to your ear and to offer training in the proper method to insert and remove your aids. During this fitting, we will also describe the right steps you can take to make sure your aids last long into the future, including appropriate cleaning and maintenance you can do at home.


Hearing Aid Repair

In the event that something happens to compromise the functionality of your hearing aids, we are here to help. We can assist you to perform some tasks on your own, such as replacing a battery. For other services, we may prompt you to bring in your hearing aids to diagnose the problem. In some cases, we can perform hearing aid repair in house, and we may be able to perform basic fixes while you wait. In other cases, we will need to send your hearing aids to a certified repair technician or manufacturer. In each case, we will make sure that your hearing aids remain durable long into the future.

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Tinnitus Treatment

Many people come to us for assistance not only with hearing loss but also with tinnitus. This condition is a persistent sound registering in your ears that does not have a source out in the world. Commonly understood as “ringing in the ears,” the sounds of tinnitus may include a sustained tone or other sensations such as whirring, buzzing, clicking, or rushing. Tinnitus is usually associated with hearing loss, and many forms of tinnitus can be treated through hearing aids. One of the common forms of treatment is to amplify a sound in the ears that cancels out the sound of tinnitus, in effect masking the tinnitus and giving you relief. Some hearing aids can also provide habituation technology to treat tinnitus, even when hearing loss is not present.

Some hearing aids today can emit a sound that in effect cancels out the sound of tinnitus, providing the relief of quiet for a person who has been coping with incessant internal noise. Hearing aids with habituation technology can effectively train the brain to not focus on the bothersome tinnitus. The relief from tinnitus can be accompanied by hearing assistance from the hearing aids (which can also help to reduce tinnitus), so those who have both tinnitus and hearing loss can experience a double benefit.


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Balance Testing

The ears are a crucial piece of the balance puzzle. With the help of our sister medical office the Ear Institute of Texas, which has physician experts in diagnosis and treatment of dizziness, we can address balance problems in most instances. Our battery of testing involves objectively measuring not only auditory but also vestibular and balance function. Treatment of hearing loss has also been shown to have benefits in improving balance and equilibrium, and thus reduce risk of falling (which is particularly dangerous in the elderly).

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Custom Hearing Protection

Many people come to us seeking customized hearing protection that enables you to hear the necessary sounds, such as the human voice, while attenuating the damaging frequencies and volumes that put your hearing at risk. Those who work in noisy places and performing musicians are among our valued patients for custom hearing protection, and we will work to find solutions that enable you to perform your activities while also preventing further hearing damage.


Wax Management

We can assist in the safe removal of ear wax in most situations. In the event you have impacted ear wax that may require medical attention, we may offer and quickly arrange for you to see our sister side of the practice.

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Remote Programming and Tele-Visits

More than ever we are invested in assisting you exactly where you are. With the assistance of smartphone apps and remote programming, we may be able to solve some of your hearing aid needs over the phone. Beginning with a conversation, we will diagnose the problem and adjust the settings on your hearing aids to improve your listening environment. Many of the latest aids are connected to smartphone apps that you can adjust yourself, and we will guide you in the process of making your own adjustments as your needs change with time.

Appointments are required for remote programming and televists. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.

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Assistive Listening Devices

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CaptionCall

Patients with hearing loss may be eligible for a free amplified, captioned telephone to help you communicate with others easily and effortlessly. The CaptionCall phone features a transcript of each conversation and an amplified handset that provides loud, clear sound. To qualify for a phone, call our office and schedule an appointment for a hearing evaluation and we will verify your hearing loss. During your hearing consultation, we will be happy to discuss additional options for improving your communication abilities and reconnecting with friends and loved ones.

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CapTel

Patients who find it difficult to communicate with others over the phone may be eligible for a free CapTel phone. This is a specialty phone that amplifies and reduces noise on calls while providing captions and a call transcript of every discussion. There are no monthly service fees and no hidden charges. To see if you qualify for a free phone, schedule an appointment with our office so that we can provide you with a hearing evaluation and confirm your hearing problems and discuss solutions to help you stay connected to colleagues, friends and family.

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TV Streamers

TV streamers allow the hearing aid user to listen to the audio from their television directly in their hearing aids, as if using headphones, while also keeping the microphones of the hearing aids active to listen to surrounding speech and environmental sound. These are excellent options for hearing aid users who notice significant difficulty hearing the television due to their hearing loss.

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Remote Microphones

Remote microphones are devices often used in noisy environments, such as a restaurant, to hear a conversation partner more clearly. These microphones can be worn on the lapel or shirt of your conversation partner, and the microphone streams their voice directly to the user’s hearing aids. This can help the hearing aid user to follow the conversation more clearly than with hearing aids alone.

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Hearing Tests

The first step on the path to treatment is to establish a baseline of hearing ability. Some who have minimal hearing loss will benefit from understanding the current level of hearing ability. Our comprehensive hearing exams assess your ability to hear pure tones, as well as speech recognition. The most common form of hearing test involves playing a range of tones and different volumes to determine the threshold at which you are able to recognize sound. By simply gesturing to indicate that you have registered a sound, we can identify the limit of hearing ability. This reading is registered in an audiogram to chart which types of sounds are the most difficult for you to hear. This test is simple, quick, and totally painless, making it easy to embark on the process of hearing treatment when it becomes necessary.


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Hearing Aid Fittings

Once it has been determined that you would benefit from hearing assistance, we will guide you through the process to find the right hearing aids for your needs. No two pairs of hearing aids are the same, so we will consult with you about the benefits offered by a range of aids. Once an appropriate set of hearing aids has been determined, we can work with you to fit the aids to your ear and to offer training in the proper method to insert and remove your aids. During this fitting, we will also describe the right steps you can take to make sure your aids last long into the future, including appropriate cleaning and maintenance you can do at home.


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Hearing Aid Repair

In the event that something happens to compromise the functionality of your hearing aids, we are here to help. We can assist you to perform some tasks on your own, such as replacing a battery. For other services, we may prompt you to bring in your hearing aids to diagnose the problem. In some cases, we can perform hearing aid repair in house, and we may be able to perform basic fixes while you wait. In other cases, we will need to send your hearing aids to a certified repair technician or manufacturer. In each case, we will make sure that your hearing aids remain durable long into the future.


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Tinnitus Treatment

Many people come to us for assistance not only with hearing loss but also with tinnitus. This condition is a persistent sound registering in your ears that does not have a source out in the world. Commonly understood as “ringing in the ears,” the sounds of tinnitus may include a sustained tone or other sensations such as whirring, buzzing, clicking, or rushing. Tinnitus is usually associated with hearing loss, and many forms of tinnitus can be treated through hearing aids. One of the common forms of treatment is to amplify a sound in the ears that cancels out the sound of tinnitus, in effect masking the tinnitus and giving you relief. Some hearing aids can also provide habituation technology to treat tinnitus, even when hearing loss is not present.

Some hearing aids today can emit a sound that in effect cancels out the sound of tinnitus, providing the relief of quiet for a person who has been coping with incessant internal noise. Hearing aids with habituation technology can effectively train the brain to not focus on the bothersome tinnitus. The relief from tinnitus can be accompanied by hearing assistance from the hearing aids (which can also help to reduce tinnitus), so those who have both tinnitus and hearing loss can experience a double benefit.


Learn More

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Balance Testing

The ears are a crucial piece of the balance puzzle. With the help of our sister medical office the Ear Institute of Texas, which has physician experts in diagnosis and treatment of dizziness, we can address balance problems in most instances. Our battery of testing involves objectively measuring not only auditory but also vestibular and balance function. Treatment of hearing loss has also been shown to have benefits in improving balance and equilibrium.


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Custom Hearing Protection

Many people come to us seeking customized hearing protection that enables you to hear the necessary sounds, such as the human voice, while attenuating the damaging frequencies and volumes that put your hearing at risk. Those who work in noisy places and performing musicians are among our valued patients for custom hearing protection, and we will work to find solutions that enable you to perform your activities while also preventing further hearing damage.


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Wax Management

We can assist in the safe removal of ear wax in most situations. In the event you have impacted ear wax that may require medical attention, we may offer and arrange for you to see our sister side of the practice.


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Remote Programming and Tele-Visits

More than ever we are invested in assisting you exactly where you are. With the assistance of smartphone apps and remote programming, we may be able to solve some of your hearing aid needs over the phone. Beginning with a conversation, we will diagnose the problem and adjust the settings on your hearing aids to improve your listening environment. Many of the latest aids are connected to smartphone apps that you can adjust yourself, and we will guide you in the process of making your own adjustments as your needs change with time.

Appointments are required for remote programming and televists. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.

Contact Us

Assistive Listening Devices

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CaptionCall

Patients with hearing loss may be eligible for a free amplified, captioned telephone to help you communicate with others easily and effortlessly. The CaptionCall phone features a transcript of each conversation and an amplified handset that provides loud, clear sound. To qualify for a phone, call our office and schedule an appointment for a hearing evaluation and we will verify your hearing loss. During your hearing consultation, we will be happy to discuss additional options for improving your communication abilities and reconnecting with friends and loved ones.

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CapTel

Patients who find it difficult to communicate with others over the phone may be eligible for a free CapTel phone. This is a specialty phone that amplifies and reduces noise on calls while providing captions and a call transcript of every discussion. There are no monthly service fees and no hidden charges. To see if you qualify for a free phone, schedule an appointment with our office so that we can provide you with a hearing evaluation and confirm your hearing problems and discuss solutions to help you stay connected to colleagues, friends and family.

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