Reid Hearing CenterAbout
The Reid Hearing Center utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to properly and effectively diagnose your hearing problems. We can also provide hearing instruments when needed.
Hearing loss is one of the most prevalent chronic health conditions facing older adults. Unfortunately, only about 20-30% of people who could benefit from treatment actually seek help. Untreated hearing loss is associated with depression and social isolation, fatigue, and even earlier onset of dementia than in individuals with no hearing loss. Treatment can significantly improve quality of life both for the person suffering from hearing loss and for his or her significant other. In children and teens, hearing loss is increasingly common. One concern is noise-induced hearing loss caused by unsafe listening to personal tech devices such as mp3 players, smartphones, or tablets. Early diagnosis is critical, as even mild hearing loss can impact a child’s development and lead to academic and social difficulties.
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Hearing Aid Repair Clinic
Did you know we offer hearing aid repair? We can help you protect your investment in good hearing by checking, repairing and cleaning your hearing aids for you as needed. If your hearing aids are not working properly, don’t be tempted to stop using them. Let us help you!
We can perform general maintenance, replace parts, or provide follow-up diagnostics, (additional appointments may be necessary).
This service is available for hearing aids of all shapes and sizes.
Call us to schedule a hearing aid repair appointment – same day or next business day appointments are available.
(This service is available at our Richmond location only.)
*Service charges will apply. Additional charges may apply for hearing aids out of warranty.
Signs of Hearing Loss in Adults
Buzzing or ringing in their ears
Failure to respond to spoken words
Persistent ear discomfort after exposure to loud noise (regular and constant listening to electronics at high volumes)
Constant frustration hearing speech and other sounds
Sign of Hearing Loss in Children
Birth to 1 year: Lack of attention to sounds.
7 months to 1 year: Does not respond when you call his/her name.
1 to 2 years: Does not follow simple directions.
Birth to 3 years:
- Shows delays in speech and language development.
- Pulls for scratches at his/her ears.
- Difficulty achieving academically, especially in reading and math.
- Socially isolated and unhappy in school.
- Persistent ear discomfort after exposure to loud noise (regular and constant listening to electronics at high volumes)
Some examples of who may be referred for this include infants who fail their initial newborn hearing screening, children who fail a hearing test in school or in a physician’s office, or any child whose parents or caregivers have concerns regarding their child’s ability to hear. In addition, children with chronic middle ear problems may also be referred for these services, if their child has hearing difficulties as a result of their middle ear status
What is Real Ear Verification?
- How well is your hearing aid working?
- State of the art equipment
- Hearing improvement
- You may not have to buy new hearing aids
Why you shouldn’t use Q-tips
- Ear wax is there for a reason
- Q-tips push the wax back in
- Or, remove too much wax
- Best advice, just don’t use Q-tips
What is a hearing aid?
- What are they made of?
- Tailor the aid to your level of hearing loss
- Automated adjustment hearing aids
Meet Dr. Fragomeni
- From the Muncie area
- Graduated from Ball State
- Worked at Veteran’s Affairs
- Enjoys time with family