Carolyn Palaga and her team believe patients with hearing loss deserve audiology services based on the highest scientific standards. The team is committed to raising the level of integrity in the field of audiology by practicing evidence-based audiology.
Current research reveals many negative effects of untreated hearing loss, which have the potential to impact various areas of an individual's life, including important relationships and ability to function well in employment.
M.Sc., Aud(C), F-AAA, RAUD, RHIP
M.Cl.Sc., Aud(C), RAUD, RHIP
The auditory system includes the entire pathway from the outer ear to the brain. Carolyn and Claudia believe that in order to assess the entire auditory system, a complete diagnostic evaluation must be completed, opposed to a simple hearing screening. The first step of the audiological assessment is gaining a strong understanding of the patient's individual concerns. A complete medical history is obtained which provides valuable information to assist in the treatment of the hearing concern. Treatment options include counselling of the auditory system, information regarding work-related hearing loss, amplification or hearing aids, or possible referral to other professionals such as an otolaryngologist (ENT).
The information obtained from a complete diagnostic evaluation, in combination with over 25 years clinical experience, allows Carolyn and Claudia to ensure patients have success regaining hearing and enhancing communication, which leads to a reconnection with their individual world.
The process begins by ensuring the technology we recommend is the most advanced, having strong research and development support. The hearing aid fitting is customized to the patient and is a 6-8 week process, as the auditory system is very complex. The hearing aids are programmed and verified to the patients prescription using evidence based techniques (Real Ear Measures). The global approach of a complete diagnostic assessment, and prescribing and programming the most innovative technology, allows our patients the best opportunity to succeed with the rehabilitative process.
Carolyn and Claudia strive to provide the highest level of service to their patients by following clinical guidelines in the diagnosis of hearing and vestibular conditions using advanced science based technology.
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Please answer the question below to the best of your ability. After you choose your answer, the next question will appear. At the end of the survey, you will be provided with a score, and you may send this score to us so we may discuss any hearing loss issues you are having.
Are there situations in which you find it difficult to hear clearly?
Do you have to strain to understand conversations?
Do you have a problem hearing over the telephone?
Do you have trouble following a conversation when two or more people are talking at the same time?
Do you have trouble hearing conversations in a noisy background such as a restaurant or a group gathering?
Do you have dizziness, pain, or ringing in your ears?
Do family members or coworkers remark about you missing what has been said?
Do people complain that you turn the TV volume up too high?
Do you find it hard to hear someone when they talk in a soft voice or whisper?
Do you find understanding women and children particularly challenging?
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