Hearing Care Services
At Southwest Hearing Clinic, our passion is helping smart people like you in St. George, UT — people who want to stay active and engaged — rediscover hearing clearly and without strain. Our satisfaction comes from the joy our patients feel when they hear better and can once again connect with friends, family, and the world around them. Each person’s hearing loss, listening needs and preferences are different. You can count on our professionals to take the time necessary to understand your concerns.
Hearing tests are painless and simple, and they are an important part of your overall health and well-being. Through a series of comprehensive tests, we’ll evaluate your hearing to determine whether or not you have hearing loss, what the likely causes are, the degree and type of hearing loss and whether the loss exists in one or both ears.
If testing reveals that you do have hearing loss, we offer a wide range of solutions. It is important to remember that there is no such thing as “one size fits all.”
Already have hearing aids but aren’t hearing as well as you’d like? Your hearing loss may have changed, or your hearing aids may simply need adjusting. Call us and make an appointment for a thorough hearing evaluation.
Hearing Aid Fitting
If hearing aids are the solution for you, we want you to get the maximum benefit from wearing them. Hearing aids work extremely well when they are fitted to your ears and adjusted for your hearing needs and preferences.
Our hearing professionals will check that your hearing aids are comfortable and program them. Then we’ll check your hearing with the hearing aids in place. Today’s hearing aids can be fine-tuned to help you hear in a variety of environments, including restaurants, crowds and other difficult listening situations. Finally, we’ll show you the advanced features of your new hearing aids and how to care for them.
Tinnitus (tin-NY-tus) is a common condition where a person experiences a ringing, rushing or buzzing in the ears. Whether temporary or chronic, tinnitus is a frustrating condition that could affect your overall health and well-being, as it is known to cause sleep deprivation, increased stress and anxiety, and interference with speech and memory. Our professionals can help recommend a course of action to deal with this persistent problem.
A careful review of your health history along with audiometric testing will identify the right tinnitus treatment, whether it is hearing aids, maskers, drug therapy, or allergy treatment. Tinnitus management can quiet the noise in your ears and may be right for you.
Many people are surprised to learn that a buildup of earwax can cause hearing problems. Sometimes the ear produces too much wax which can become impacted and press against the eardrum. This can impair the ability to hear. There is a risk of damaging your eardrums and ear canals if you attempt to remove earwax on your own. Come visit us at Southwest Hearing Clinic, where we can take a closer look at your ears and safely remove impacted earwax, something you should not attempt at home.
Custom Hearing Protection
On a daily basis, we are exposed to many noises that we may not acknowledge as harmful. From hunting to mowing the lawn to attending a live sporting event, exceedingly loud sounds could damage our hearing. Noise-induced hearing loss is preventable, if we take the steps to protect our hearing. We offer custom hearing protection that is personalized to meet your needs, whether they are for general protection or for specialized activities (hunter’s earplugs, musician’s earplugs, swim plugs, and more!).
At Southwest Hearing Clinic, we honor the brave service men and women who serve our country. Exposure to loud sounds in combat zones could cause permanent hearing loss, and it has been reported that 60% of veterans returning from combat zones experience some degree of hearing loss or tinnitus. We provide diagnostic testing and hearing services in accordance with guidelines from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening devices (ALDs) are accessories that assist in the listening process, improving speech to noise ratio, and may be used with or without hearing aids. There are many different devices available, depending on your needs. Popular ALDs include: captioned telephones, personal amplifiers (FM or infrared), and devices compatible with your home entertainment systems. Whether you experience a hearing loss or simply need an extra boost, ask us about options that may help you hear better.