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Audiology

Did you know that one in every 10 people in the United States will experience some degree of hearing loss throughout the course of their lives? Fortunately, with the right treatment, most people with hearing problems can still live happy, productive lives.

 

At Pinehurst Audiology, we believe that good hearing is important to living a full and active life. That’s why our licensed audiologists are committed to providing the most thoughtful audiology care to patients in Pinehurst, Sanford, Raeford, Rockingham, Troy and surrounding areas throughout NC and SC.

Technological advancements over the last few decades have made it possible to treat a number of hearing and balance disorders without the assistance of surgical procedures. Visit us today to see how easy it can be to improve your hearing through our expert audiology services.

What is an Audiologist?

 

According to the American Academy of Audiology, an audiologist is “A person who, by virtue of academic degree, clinical training, and license to practice and/or professional credential, is uniquely qualified to provide a comprehensive array of professional services related to the prevention of hearing loss and the audiologic identification, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of persons with impairment of auditory and vestibular function, and to the prevention of impairments associated with them.”

 

All of our audiologists at Pinehurst Surgical hold a master’s degree or doctoral degree from an accredited university. We provide diagnosis and treatment for disorders affecting the hearing and balance systems in patients of all ages, from newborns to seniors.

Signs of Hearing Loss

 

We recommend having your hearing checked by our Pinehurst, NC audiologists if you:

  • Complain that people mumble

  • Are continually asking people to repeat what they’ve just said

  • Avoid noisy rooms or places

  • Prefer the television or radio to be louder than others do

  • Have trouble hearing at the movies, at the theater or at your place of worship

  • Have difficulty understanding people when you can’t see their faces

  • Have difficulty understanding conversations in a group

  • Have a family history of hearing loss

  • Are experiencing a ringing in your ears

Better hearing has been proven to not only help your physical health — it also improves learning power, enhances intimacy and family relationships, eases communication, and increases your sense of control over life’s events.

At Pinehurst Surgical, we strive to provide world-class service to each of our audiology patients, delivering thoughtful care to help diagnose and treat a variety of hearing and balance problems.

Pinehurst Audiology is proud to offer the following services to patients in Pinehurst, Rockingham, Laurinburg, Apex, Albemarle, Carthage, NC and surrounding areas in NC. Click on the following links to learn more:

For information about the medical treatment of problems related to the ear or hearing loss, please visit our Ear, Nose, Throat, Head & Neck Surgery Center page.

In addition to providing adult and pediatric hearing testing and evaluations, Pinehurst Audiology offers hearing aid fittings and repair service for most brands of hearing aids, including:

Downloadable Patient Education (PDF) 

 

Acoustic Neuroma

Chronic Ear Infections in Children
Otitis Media
Ruptured Eardrum
Sinusitis
Sudden Hearing Loss 
Tinnitus

Cochlear Implant
Ear Tube Surgery
Hearing Aids

CT Scan
MRI
PET Scan

Scheduling an Appointment with Pinehurst Surgical

 

When you call Pinehurst Surgical to make an appointment with one of our audiologists, we will do our very best to schedule a time that is convenient for you. Our staff will ask you to describe the nature of your problem so we can book you within an appropriate time frame.

If you are unable to keep your appointment, please notify our office as soon as possible. This courtesy will allow us to provide care for another patient. If you are a new patient of Pinehurst Surgical, please come prepared to complete paperwork for your medical record.

 

Note that some insurances, such as Medicare, require a referral from your primary care physician prior to diagnostic testing. In addition, many insurances do not offer coverage for hearing aids. Please check with your insurance carrier by calling the 1-800 number on the back of your insurance card to inquire about medical referrals and hearing aid benefits prior to your appointment.

 

To better serve our patients, Pinehurst Audiology offers hearing aid drop-off repair hours from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. every day. This allows us to more quickly address your hearing aid repairs so that you do not have to wait for an appointment. Simply drop your hearing aid off at the front desk of Pinehurst Surgical, and we will call you when it is time to pick up your repaired aid.

To schedule an audiology appointment in Pinehurst or at one of our other locations throughout Central North Carolina, please contact us today at 910-295-0243. You may also login to your current patient account at your Patient Portal Page to request an appointment online.

 

Pinehurst Surgical is a multi-specialty clinic comprised of ten specialty centers located in a state-of-the-art surgical facility in Pinehurst, NC. The certified audiologists at our Pinehurst, Raeford, Rockingham, Sanford and Troy clinical offices proudly serve patients in Southern Pines, Fayetteville, Red Springs, Asheboro and all surrounding areas throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and beyond.

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