Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) March 13, 2013
Patients looking for an audiologist in Tallahassee FL can now visit Hearing and Balance Associates of NW Florida for a complimentary hearing evaluation. The evaluation is the first step to achieving better hearing, and the staff at Hearing and Balance Associates of NW Florida wants to give its clients the best chance at enjoying their surroundings. There is no obligation and the highly trained and friendly professionals will discuss the results of each patient’s test and present treatment options for them to consider. Hearing and Balance Associates of NW Florida was founded to help members of the community get more from a local hearing care provider. The staff continues the tradition of better hearing through education, technology, and customer service.
The in-office hearing tests are conducted in multiple parts. First, the Audiologist may look into the ears by using an otoscope. This instrument is used to see in the ear canal and the ear drum and whether there is ear wax obstructing the canal. The audiologists will then conduct the pure tone hearing test, similar to the online test. The audiologist will place headphones that are connected to an audiometer over the ears in a quiet environment. The audiometer transmits a series of tones at a variety of volumes into the ears to determine the exact point or "threshold" at which the patient can hear various frequencies of sounds. When a patient hears a sound, they will be asked to say "yes" or raise their hand. The next test is speech testing. The audiologist will ask the patient to listen to a series of one and two syllable words at different volumes and then ask them to repeat them. This will determine the level at which the patient can detect and understand speech.
Hearing and Balance Associates of NW Florida was founded to help members of the Tallahassee community get more from a local hearing care provider. Hearing and Balance Associates of NW Florida continues the tradition of better hearing through education, technology, and customer service. To get the most out of a visit today, start by watching the award-winning video on hearing loss and hearing aids, then download a free Guide to Better Hearing, and after that schedule an appointment with Hearing and Balance Associates of NW Florida to be on a path toward better hearing.
Dr. John Koontz, Au.D., a Board Certified Audiologist, achieved his education through the University of Manitoba, the University of Minnesota, the Arizona School of Health Sciences, and served his internship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He moved to Tallahassee in 2003 to expand his professional experiences at Hearing & Balance Associates where he strives to empower people to communicate freely, interact naturally and participate actively.
About Hearing and Balance Associates of NW Florida:
Hearing and Balance Associates of NW Florida has served the Tallahassee, FL area and its surrounding communities for several years. The company offers a full range of diagnostic and preventative hearing healthcare professional services, including hearing aid screening, evaluations, hearing aids sales and rehabilitative and preventative counseling. Hearing and Balance Associates of NW Florida is dedicated to keeping abreast of the latest improvements in technological advancements in the hearing industry and is committed to offering the most current options to patients.
Dr. John Koonz
Hearing and Balance Associates of NW Florida
1818 Miccosukee Commons Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32308