Comprehensive services for hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance.
We offer diagnostic hearing tests in Nashua and Londonderry, NH. A hearing evaluation is the first step in determining if hearing loss is present and what degree it is (mild, moderate, moderately severe, severe or profound). The purpose of the hearing test is to assess your ability to hear different sounds at various frequencies as well as determine how well you can hear in noise and in quiet.
A hearing test is the only way to diagnose not only hearing loss, but other hearing disorders such as tinnitus, hyperacusis, and misophonia.
Industrial Hearing Screening
Noise induced hearing loss is a serious occupational hazard that affects more than 30 million workers. We offer industrial hearing screenings that meet OSHA regulations to assess your employees hearing health. Dr. Woods Hearing Center has CAOHC certified professionals to ensure we follow OSHA standards and guidelines.
Cognivue: Cognitive Screening
Hearing ability is the number one modifiable risk factor for cognitive decline. People with untreated hearing loss experience a 30%-40% greater decline in cognitive abilities and an increased risk of developing dementia. Because your hearing ability is so deeply connected to your brain health, we offer Cognivue screening.
Cognivue screening is a five-minute, self-administered test that evaluates three cognitive functions: memory, visuospatial, and executive function as well as reaction time and speed processing. This screening is a major step toward identifying cognitive decline caused by depression, anxiety, and hearing loss. To learn more about Cognivue, please contact us.
Hearing Aid Services
We offer many services for your hearing aids at our hearing clinic, including the following:
Dizziness and balance disorders are some of the most debilitating conditions in adults. At Dr. Woods Hearing Center, we have a balance technician on staff who can test for vestibular disorders. First a comprehensive hearing exam will be performed because our sense of balance comes from within the cochlea in the inner ear. Then, we will perform a series of vestibular and balance tests to determine what the cause of your dizziness is.
Often described as “ringing in the ears,” tinnitus can be experienced in many forms. For some people, they experience tinnitus so often that it becomes debilitating. In these cases, we offer Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT). TRT is a form of tinnitus treatment that will help lessen your perception of tinnitus. Although there is no cure that will stop ringing in the ears completely, we offer management options that many patients have found success with.
Dr. Woods is certified in Tinnitus Retraining Therapy and studied under world renowned Emery University Professor and Neuroscientist Pawel Jastreboff, Ph.D. who developed this effective treatment in 1988.
Cerumen (earwax) can build-up inside the ear canal and become impacted – this is especially common in hearing aid wearers. If you have experienced muffled hearing or clogged ears, it could be due to earwax. Our audiologist can safely and effectively remove earwax, so you can hear clearly again.
Loud noise exposure is one of the most common causes of hearing loss in people of all ages. Hearing damage from loud noise exposure can be the result of occupational hazard, motorsports, hunting, live music, or working with power tools. It’s important to protect your hearing whenever you are exposed to sounds over 85 decibels.
At Dr. Woods Hearing Center, we can create earplugs and ear molds for custom fit hearing protection. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.