The physicians and audiologists at Virginia ENT work together to provide comprehensive, total hearing care for all ages. From newborn hearing screenings to hearing aids, we can assist with all of your hearing healthcare needs.
General Diagnostics & Newborn Hearing Screenings
Virginia ENT is an all-encompassing diagnostic audiology facility that performs testing appropriate for all ages, including newborns. Unlike other hearing health practices, our audiologists work side-by-side with board-certified physicians for a more comprehensive approach to your hearing loss management.
If you think you might be suffering from hearing loss, contact our office to make an appointment for a hearing evaluation. As we work together to learn more about your unique needs, we will guide you in making an informed decision on how to most appropriately manage your hearing loss. With offices throughout the Richmond metro area and Colonial Heights, we are able to perform complete audiologic and vestibular testing in all four of our locations.
Learning that you have hearing loss is often an overwhelming and emotional discovery. The audiologists at Total Hearing Care understand the complex feelings and questions associated with hearing loss. We also understand that no two people are affected in the same manner, face the same challenges or will make the same decisions on how to manage their hearing loss. The technology for hearing aids has truly progressed (click here to learn more). We have the latest in digital technology and are well equipped to meet your hearing needs. See more information here.
Audiologic Rehabilitation Classes
At Total Hearing Care at Virginia ENT, we understand that patients do not come to us because they have a desire to wear hearing aids. Patients seek out our expertise to help solve communication problems and improve quality of life issues that result from hearing loss.
Hearing aids are often an important tool in addressing those problems, but hearing aids alone may not provide a satisfactory resolution to all of the negative impact resulting from hearing loss. As an added benefit to purchasing hearing aids from Virginia ENT, we are pleased to offer a three-part class in Audiologic Rehabilitation.
The goals of the Audiologic Rehabilitation classes are to:
- Optimize understanding of hearing loss, use of hearing aids, and adjustment to the residual loss and use of assistive communication techniques.
- Provide information about the most current hearing rehabilitation technology.
- Address the social/ emotional effects of hearing loss and facilitate the resolution of these issues in a group format.
- Relegate hearing loss to the status of an inconvenience rather than a handicap.
- Provide information about listening devices and facilitate acquisition of appropriate devices.
- Provide information about the Americans with Disabilities Act and explain your legal rights under the act.
- Provide consumers with the tools to continue their education regarding hearing loss, hearing aids and audiologic rehabilitation.
At the conclusion of the program, patients are encouraged to provide us with constructive feedback that will enable us to continue to improve our services to the hearing impaired population. For more information, contact one of our audiologists.
Assistive Listening Devices
Sensory hearing loss results in deficits that cannot always be addressed using hearing aids alone. In some cases a patient may not be a good candidate for hearing aids, but can obtain benefit from assistive devices. In children especially, assistive devices such as FM listening systems are critical in the classroom. If you have a hearing loss and cannot wear hearing aids or do not obtain sufficient benefit from hearing aids alone, ask your audiologist about appropriate assistive devices.