At Alabama Hearing Associates, the team feels privileged to help people every day get the right support and treatment for their conditions.

Over the past 29 years, they’ve seen the life-changing benefits that doctors of audiology can have on so many of their patients.

Hearing loss doesn’t just affect your ability to process sounds, but it can also affect your quality of life and connection to others significantly.

This is why everyone at Alabama Hearing Associates is extremely passionate about healthy hearing today.

The risks remain clear

One of the main reasons why the team remain passionate about hearing loss is they know how untreated conditions can affect people in our community.

Whereas hearing loss was once thought of as an isolated health issue, researchers have shown it can lead to a variety of associated social and cognitive problems.

People with severe conditions often participate less in society, as conversations with others can leave them feeling tired and frustrated.

Similarly, when sounds stop entering our ears, it can affect how our brains function. These are crucial receptors for how we receive and interpret basic information.

This means treating hearing loss isn’t a luxury, but a necessity. The right help can transform the lives of people who may otherwise suffer for years to come.

The technology has advanced

Another reason why we are passionate about healthy hearing is the technology for testing and treating people has advanced greatly.

The tools that our doctors of audiology now use to detect and diagnose a hearing loss can pick up a condition even in its earliest stages.

In addition, hearing aid treatments are far more sophisticated compared with their earlier ancestors.

They not only deliver incredible sound quality and clarity but are sleekly designed, meaning they often seem almost invisible.

There’s never been a better time to invest in these incredible instruments.

It makes a huge difference

Our doctors of audiology also feel passionate about their work because they see the difference it makes to people on a daily basis.

Studies show it can take years for someone to admit a hearing loss.

But once they get an assessment and receive the right treatment, they often feel relieved and elated – hearing sounds they previously forgot existed.

“I wish I did this years ago,” many say.

It’s the small comments like this that make us want to keep helping people in Madison and Huntsville.

Are you concerned about a hearing loss or know someone who is? Contact the team at Alabama Hearing Associates and they’ll be ready to help!

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Dr. Jan Liles

Dr. Liles earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Montevallo and her master’s degree from the University of Alabama. From 1991 to 2001, she worked with two ENT medical practices and initiated one of the first newborn hearing screening programs in the state. In 2002, she was awarded a doctorate in audiology from the University of Florida. Dr. Liles and her longtime best friend, Dr. Sheehy, founded Alabama Hearing Associates in January 2002.
    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.

    ALL INCLUSIVE PLAN

    $6,790

    Comprehensive 5-Year treatment plan with premium technology

    If you want premium “out of this world” technology and the highest level of service and expert support, our All-Inclusive treatment plan is the right investment for you.

    The All-Inclusive treatment plan offers long-term value for your on-the-go lifestyle, providing everything you need to connect with family and friends for years to come.

    Includes:

    • Stellar hearing devices from top manufacturer (rechargeable option available)

    • Wireless accessory included at no charge

    • Comprehensive Annual Visit including hearing assessment, hearing device adjustment, and 19-Point preventative maintenance valutaion

    • Bi-annual hearing aid software update and reprogramming

    • Same day diagnosis and in-office repair during weekdays for devices dropped off before 3:00 p.m.

    • 5-Year full-service repair warranty

    • Unlimited remote hearing aid adjustments

    • 100% moisture removal by Redux and cleaning

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

    • $1000 contribution towards purchase of upgraded technology within 48 months

    • 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