Comprehensive hearing services for everyone.
At Crescent City Hearing Center, we offer hearing tests in Metairie, LA, for adults of all ages. A hearing test is the first step in determining not only what type of hearing loss you have, but what the best management options are. Our hearing specialists will conduct a couple types of tests during your hearing evaluation to obtain a full picture of your hearing health. During the hearing test, we will perform:
- Speech Testing
Once we’ve gotten the results of your hearing test (your audiogram) we can determine what degree of loss you have. Hearing loss is categorized as mild, moderate, moderately severe, severe or profound. Once we know the degree of hearing loss, then we can recommend the right management option for you.
Cognivue: Cognitive Screening
Hearing ability is the number one modifiable risk factor for cognitive decline. People with untreated hearing loss experience a 30%-40% greater decline in cognitive abilities and an increased risk of developing dementia. Because your hearing ability is so deeply connected to your brain health, we offer Cognivue screening.
Cognivue screening is a five-minute, self-administered test that evaluates three cognitive functions: memory, visuospatial, and executive function as well as reaction time and speed processing. This screening is a major step toward identifying cognitive decline caused by depression, anxiety, and hearing loss. To learn more about Cognivue, please contact us.
Hearing Aid Fitting
After we’ve obtained the results of your audiogram, our hearing specialists will work with you to find the hearing aid for your specific needs. To determine which device will best suit you, we will consider your degree of hearing loss, lifestyle (activity level), and budget. Once we’ve determined which device is the best match, then we will expertly fit the hearing aid to your ear shape. We can make custom hearing aid molds in office, ensuring the devices fit securely and comfortably in your ears. Then, we will program the hearing aids to your exact hearing prescription.
Hearing Aid Repair
If something isn’t working quite right with your hearing aids you can bring them into our office and we can get them working like new again. At our hearing healthcare center, our team are experts in hearing technology and can troubleshoot almost any issue. If your hearing aids have suffered more severe damage, we can send them to the manufacturer for more comprehensive repairs.
Earwax is a natural substance that acts as a cleaning agent for the inner and middle ear. Usually, earwax will make its way out of the ear canal naturally. However, sometimes it can build-up or become impacted, causing clogged ears, discomfort, and muffled hearing. If you have impacted earwax that is affecting your hearing ability, our hearing specialists can help.
Tinnitus, or “ringing in the ears,” affects millions of Americans to some degree. Tinnitus is when you hear a buzzing, humming, ringing, or whistling sound in your ears when no external noise is present. People experience tinnitus differently and for some the symptoms are disruptive to their daily life.
Although there is no cure for tinnitus, there are management options that can alleviate the severity. Tinnitus treatment options include:
- Hearing aids
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Tinnitus retraining therapy
You don’t have to live with annoying tinnitus; there are options for relief. Contact us today to stop ringing in the ears.
Whenever you are exposed to loud sounds – where the noise levels exceed 85 decibels – you should wear hearing protection. Loud noise exposure is one of the most common causes of hearing loss in people of all ages. Whether you work in a noisy environment or you enjoy activities where the sound levels can get high, it’s important to protect your ears.
At Crescent City Hearing Center, we can create custom fit earplugs, earmolds, swim plugs, musician earplugs, and in-ear monitors for optimum hearing protection. Custom earplugs for musicians are incredibly important if you play or enjoy listening to live music.
At our hearing health clinic, we offer SoundGear hearing protection made by Starkey Hearing Technologies. This type of hearing protection protects your ears from loud sounds, while allowing you to hear soft, environmental sounds with ease. If you are interested in any of our hearing protection products, contact our office.
801 Veterans Memorial Blvd Suite D,
Metairie, LA 70005
Monday – Friday: 9:00AM–5:00PM
Saturday & Sunday: by appointment only.