Physician Resources

A Personal Message from The AuDCouple, Dr. Susan Sheehy and Dr. Jan Liles, Founders and Doctors of Audiology at Alabama Hearing Associates.

This page provides the resources and tools you need in order to assist your patients that are experiencing hearing challenges or tinnitus concerns.

You can refer a patient, schedule a zoom call, or access handy hearing health resources from our Physicians Resource page.  

If you have any questions or need further assistance, our friendly team at Alabama Hearing Associates are always happy to help.  Call us at (256) 319 4327, we are always here for you.

 

Thank you for all you do!

Ready to Refer a Patient?

The team at Alabama Hearing Associates offers support every step of the way for your patient, even helping them to explore their insurance benefits prior to their visit where we will carry out a comprehensive hearing assessment.  We will then share our recommendations and discuss our findings and the options available.

Simply complete our online form by clicking the link if you would like to refer one of your patients requiring our help. 

Schedule a Zoom Call

Would you like to talk to us about specific patients’ needs?  Or maybe your team would find it beneficial to attend a virtual workshop with us which will help them understand the challenges patients with hearing difficulties face and how best to support them.

Click the link to schedule a zoom call with us and we will be in touch to arrange a convenient time.

We are here to help.

Articles: The Connection Between Untreated Hearing Loss and Dementia

In a study that tracked 639 adults for nearly 12 years, Johns Hopkins expert Frank Lin, M.D., Ph.D, and his colleagues found that mild hearing loss doubled dementia risk. Moderate loss tripled risk, and people with a severe hearing impairment were five times more likely to develop dementia.

 

Hearing Health Resources

Alabama Hearing Associates Answer The Most Commonly Asked Hearing Health Questions

If you have any questions please call our friendly team at (256) 319 4327, we are here to help.

Basic Hearing Test

A basic hearing test begins with an air conduction test. You will be seated in a soundproof booth and single-use, foam earphones will be inserted into your ear canals. The Audiologist will ask you to push a button or raise your hand when you barely hear a series of beeps (tones) presented at various frequencies (pitches) to obtain your air conduction thresholds.

To determine whether your hearing loss is a conductive (mechanical) loss, sensorineural (permanent) loss or combination of the two, we perform a bone conduction test.  

For this test, a head band is place on the bone behind one of the ears to obtain your bone conduction thresholds. This process provides a different form of sound transmission using vibration, which bypasses the eardrum and the middle ear bones and directly stimulates the auditory nerve. When you hear the beeps/tones, you will push a button or raise your hand.

If bone conduction thresholds are better than air conduction thresholds (through the foam inserts), you have a conductive hearing loss. This suggests a problem with the mechanical structures (moving parts) of the ears.

Conductive hearing loss is often a medically treatable condition for which we will provide you with a referral to an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) physician. However, if bone and air conduction thresholds match, it indicates a sensorineural hearing loss (permanent), and the treatment will likely involve hearing aids.

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• Unlimited remote hearing aid adjustments

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• Hearing aid supplies (stock receivers, batteries, domes and filters)

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• 3-Year replacement warranty for loss or damage (no deductible)

• Dedicated team of hearing care experts at your service

• Unlimited teleaudiology appointments

• Access to our “speed of light” repair specialists