Fairbanks Hearing & Balance Center

Your compassionate hearing providers.

Audiology and Hearing Aid Services

Cerumen Removal

Cerumen, or earwax, can be removed from the ear canal so that it does not interfere with listening or comfort, especially for individuals who wear hearing aids. Not all amounts of wax impact hearing and/or testing. Your provider will ensure your ear canals are clear prior to any procedures being performed.

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Diagnostic Audiologic Evaluations

Scheduled and performed by a licensed and experienced Audiologist. These evaluations may be covered by insurance, but discuss them with our trained staff and/or your provider to learn more. 

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Causes of Tinnitus

Tinnitus is defined as hearing a ringing, buzzing or whooshing noise that originate in the ear or the head and is typically only heard by the person experiencing the condition. 

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Balance Diagnostics

Vertigo, dizziness, and balance problems can be life altering. For many people it can affect their ability to do even the simplest daily tasks. If you are experiencing vertigo or balance issues, your primary care provider may want to refer you for an inner ear balance (vestibular system) evaluation with an Audiologist.

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Hearing Aid Evaluation and Selection

During a hearing aid evaluation, your Audiologist will discuss your hearing profile and different hearing aid styles, colors, technologies and benefits which will help you select the right hearing aid for your personal needs. Custom impressions may be taken of your ears, depending on the style of hearing device chosen.

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Hearing Aid Dispensing and Fitting

At the hearing aid fitting, you will receive the hearing aids you selected. They are programmed based on a prescription that is specific to each person’s hearing loss and real-ear measurements. Your Audiologist may follow-up with you frequently at first to make adjustments as needed and ensure the hearing aid settings and fit are ideal for you.

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Hearing Aid Repairs

Some minor hearing aid repairs can be done in the office setting in a short period of time during our walk-in hours or at a scheduled appointment; others will need to be sent to the manufacturer for repair. Your Audiologist or one of our well-trained staff members can help determine what kind of a repair is necessary if you feel your hearing aid is not working properly.

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Pediatric Audiology

Behavioral and communication issues are often the first indicators of a possible hearing problem. These problems arise when a child has a hearing deficit. Pediatric Audiologists diagnose speech and hearing disorders and we are lucky to have well-trained providers at our clinic in this area.

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Tinnitus Evaluation and Management

Tinnitus is often described as a ringing in the ear and can range in severity. A tinnitus evaluation by an Audiologist in conjunction with an Ear, Nose, Throat physician can help to identify the cause of your tinnitus, the impact on your life and discuss treatment options that can benefit you.

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Custom Hearing Protection and Swim Earplugs

Not all ears are created equal! For this purpose, our Audiologists are able to present a wide range of custom-made earmolds, hearing protection, and swim protection based on the exact contours of your ears. We can then ensure that the fit is perfect and that you are well protected for your noisy hobby or moisture concerns.

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Musician-Specific Earplugs and Monitors

Musicians practice and perform in a variety of different settings. They are exposed to high levels of sound, sometimes for long periods, which may put them at risk for permanent hearing damage. Musician’s earplugs help to limit the sound exposure from instruments, while still providing a rich musical experience for the performer or audience.

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