Hearing Care Services

Diagnostic Hearing Tests

On your first visit to our audiologist, Dr. Rudden will start by asking you questions about your medical and hearing history. Next, she will look into your ears using a light, called an otoscope, to check for anything in the ear canal that might affect your test results. Then, you will be set up in the Sound Booth where several types of tests will be conducted to map your hearing test results. These tests will assess:

  • Whether there is hearing loss
  • The cause of  hearing loss (to the extent possible)
  • The degree and configuration (one or both ears) of hearing loss
  • The best treatment options for you

While this traditional hearing test evaluates how well your ears are doing their job – Collecting, Amplifying, Organizing and Transmitting the amplified and organized signal to the auditory nerve – there is SO much more to hearing than what happens in the ears! Once that signal hits the nerve, the magic happens.  The signal travels from the ear to the brainstem, midbrain and then the auditory cortices, criss-crossing your brain multiple times while sending information up and down that chain.

What if all of the criss-crossing isn’t working as it should? Perhaps there is an unexpected pause, or a part of the brain is somehow damaged? What if processing speed is slower and we can’t keep up with what we’re hearing – rapid conversation, lots of background noise in conversation? Or maybe memory is impacted and we can’t associate a sound with anything we have heard before? We have recently added an additional test to better analyze and understand your test results Thrive is a quick 6-minute computer-based screening that involves watching a screen and moving a joystick. It’s super easy to take and is not dependent on hearing. Test results provide insight into what happens beyond the ear AND beyond the auditory system, providing you and Dr. Rudden very meaningful information about your hearing.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Rudden by calling 303-651-1178.

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Tinnitus doesn’t just impact hearing; it can cause a cascade of negative mental, cognitive, and physical consequences. The difference between tinnitus being a minor or major issue is less often related to how loud tinnitus is, but rather how the tinnitus impacts other facets of patients’ lives. We offer tinnitus treatments and screenings and are here to help.

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Ear Wax Removal

Longmont Hearing offers several options for ear wax removal treatments. If you are experiencing difficulty hearing, or your hearing aid performance is muffled, there is a good chance that excess ear wax is at fault.

To book your ear wax removal, please call us at 303-651-1178.

Hearing Aid Repair

It’s nice to know that if you have a problem with your hearing aids, you can depend on our professionals for expert cleaning and repair. Most repairs can be performed in-house while you wait. If for any reason your hearing aids must be returned to the manufacturer for warranty repair, we will take care of that for you. If your hearing aids are not under warranty, we will give you an estimate of the repair cost before any work is done.

To schedule your hearing aid repair, please call us at 303-651-1178.

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Cochlear Implants

Longmont Hearing & Tinnitus Center is proud to be a part of the Cochlear Provider Network. We are skilled at the assessment, fitting and adjustment of cochlear implants, hybrid hearing and bone anchored hearing aids.

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Communication Strategies

For Individuals with Hearing Loss

Learning to communicate effectively takes new skills. Longmont Hearing can assist you with how best to connect with those around you. Gain insight revolving around these top areas of communication:

  • Tell others how best to talk with you.
  • Face your audience directly.
  • Position with back-lighting.
  • Anticipate and make a plan for difficult situations.
  • Pay attention.
  • Concentrate on the speaker.
  • Integrate visual and written cues.
  • Ask for clarification.
  • Acknowledge when communication is not understood.
  • Defer conversation when fatigued.
  • Show appreciation for efforts made when others assist you.

Additional Tips

For those who may be speaking to you or another with hearing loss, we also recommend the following tips:

  • Get attention first.
  • Face and speak directly.
  • Position for face-lighting.
  • Avoid noisy environments.
  • Ask how to facilitate communication.
  • Refrain from shouting.
  • Speak clearly at a moderate pace.
  • Keep mouth cues clear.
  • Use facial expressions and gestures.
  • Rephrase if communication is not understood.
  • Give cues when changing subjects in conversation.
  • Be patient if response is slow.
  • Stay positive and relaxed.
  • Be respectful.

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