Audiology Services

Why see an Audiologist?          

Savannah Speech and Hearing Center is dedicated to providing the best hearing healthcare possible. Our dedicated and experienced audiologists evaluate, diagnose, and manage hearing loss and hearing related disorders. Comprehensive hearing assessments for children and adults are provided. We recommend and fit a full range of hearing instruments as well as assistive listening devices. Our Center serves as a cochlear implant specialty program for audiology in the area. Our staff audiologists are certified cochlear implant audiologists specializing in implants for children and adults. Additional services include industrial hearing services, hearing aid repair, and hearing aid adjustments.

Indications that an evaluation may be needed:

  • Difficulty hearing phone conversations
  • Trouble hearing in a crowded room
  • Infant not responding to sounds
  • Exposure to loud noises
  • Delays in developing speech
  • Ringing noises in the ear

To request and an appointment, send an email to TBayman@SpeechAndHearingSav.org .

Hearing Evaluations

Hearing evaluations include an assessment of a person’s hearing to determine if there is a loss of hearing, the severity of the loss, the need for referral, and/or the feasibility of audiologic management. Various audiological tests include pure tone air and bone conduction audiometry, speech audiometry, impedance audiometry (tympanometry and acoustic reflex), and otoacoustic emissions (OAE).

 

Complimentary Hearing Screenings

The Savannah Speech and Hearing Center offers Complimentary walk-in hearing screenings every Thursday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. Children and adults are screened on a first-come, first-serve basis by a trained audiology assistant.  Please remember screen results are “pass” or “refer”.  If your screening results in a ’refer’, a full audiological evaluation will be recommended.

Cochlear Implant Program

A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted device designed to assist patients who have a severe to profound hearing impairment and receive little to no benefit from traditional amplification. Our audiologists provide audiologic evaluation and management for patients with a cochlear implant or for those considering a cochlear implant. If you feel as though your hearing loss is severe enough to warrant a cochlear implant evaluation, please contact our office to schedule and evaluation.

Assistive Listening Devices

Assistive Listening Devices help a person overcome  some of the negative affects of background noise and distance that a personal hearing aid cannot overcome.  Assisted Listening Devices may be used with many external sources, such as a television, telephone, or in a large group or classroom situation. Most assistive listening devices may be used with or without a hearing aid. The system most appropriate for an individual listener depends upon the extent of hearing loss, the person’s individual needs, location in which the system will be used, cost, etc. Some of the assistive listening devices currently available from the Center include: telephone amplifiers; FM and infrared systems; alerting devices; and TDD’s (telecommunication device for the deaf).

We recommend visiting www.BeyondHearingAids.com to compare and/or purchase Assisted Listening Devices (ALD’s).

Industrial Audiology Services

Industrial audiology services are provided to industries requiring OSHA compliance, including audiometric tests, audiometric technician training, and other services, as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. A full line of hearing protection is available at the Center.

Hearing Aid Evaluations and Fittings

Hearing aid evaluations and fittings represent an important part of the Center’s audiology program. The purpose of this service is to determine if using a hearing aid will help with communication and, if so, to select the appropriate instrument. This service is available to both children and adults. Hearing aids and accessories may be purchased through the Center.

CareCredit® Finance Options

Because your hearing health is important, we offer CareCredit®. CareCredit is a convenient, low minimum monthly payment program specifically designed to pay for healthcare. CareCredit, the leader in patient financing, has made it easy for more than 4 million patients nationwide to get care. No interest options are available. CareCredit has a variety of plans so you can get the hearing technology you need — today. Please contact CareCredit to start the application process.

For more information visit www.carecredit.com

Sign Language Classes

Sign language classes are offered for those who are interested in learning how to sign. These classes are fun as well as challenging, and are available for beginner to intermediate level signers. Pre-registration is required.

There is a $75.00 fee for the class. There are eight sessions per class held on Tuesdays (BEGINNERS LEVEL) from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at Savannah Speech and Hearing Center.

For more information or to register for the class, please go to our Specialized Programs link or call Savannah Speech and Hearing Center at (912) 355-4601.

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6 Responses to “Audiology Services”

  • Maranda Porter:

    I am a behavior consultant for the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism. I received an email from a deaf mother with a hearing child with autism. Do you have any suggestions for me. I would love to talk to someone regarding this situation and any information you can provide. Please feel free to email me at: mporteraskins@gmail.com or call me at 912.536.1258. I am really looking forward to talking to someone.

    Thank You,

    Maranda Porter, MS/P
    Behavior Consultant

  • sshc1:

    Thank you for your inquiry. Both our Speech Language Pathologists and our Audiologist have worked with children with Autism. It would be my pleasure to forward your information to the head of our Speech and Audiology Departments, Ms. Porter. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Feel free to contact the Center Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm with questions. We are happy to be of service to you and the families with whom you work.

    Kindest regards,
    Theresa Bayman
    Front Office/Marketing Manager

  • Ken Calebaugh:

    Have attempted to contact Sheana Richardson at srichardson@speach-hearing.org. The email came back as not deliverable. Do I have an incorrect email address or is Sheana no longer at the office? Please advise.

    Thank you,
    Ken Calebaugh
    604 Henderson Ave.
    Williamstown, WV 26187 I

  • sshc1:

    Mr. Calebaugh,

    Dr. Richardson’s email address is as follows:
    SRichardson@SpeechAndHearingSav.org
    If you are interested in scheduling an audiology appointment, I would be happy to take care of that for you. Feel free to email me at TBayman@SpeechAndHearingSAV.org. My name is Theresa and I am the scheduler for Doctors Richardson and Zuck.

    Enjoy your day!

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  • Lau100:

    Hi, I am very interested in your sign language classes. When do you start accepting people for the beginners signing classes? Also is it possible for me to volunteer at your center?

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